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Assistant Professor in Technology Management

Position overview

Anticipated start: July 1, 2023

Application Window

Open date: September 26, 2022

Most recent review date: Thursday, Oct 27, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Apr 28, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Technology Management invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of technology and organizations with a research focus that relates technological innovation, entrepreneurship or organizational change, with a start date of July 1, 2023 or later. The successful candidates will complement a growing, award-winning faculty engaged in cutting-edge research and teaching at the intersection of social and technological systems.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant area by the time of appointment. We welcome applications from scholars who have expertise in any of the following areas: organizational behavior, organizational theory, work and organization studies, science and technology, knowledge and learning, and strategic management, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Interdisciplinary and multi-methodological approaches to studying phenomena at any level of analysis (e.g., individuals, groups, or organizations) are welcome. A record of securing external funding for research is desirable.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

Successful applicants will contribute to the exciting intellectual environment within the Department of Technology Management and contribute meaningfully to its strategic initiatives and programmatic activities. The selected candidate is expected to play a key role in the growth of the department and to participate in departmental service appropriate for an assistant professor.

The Department of Technology Management resides in UC Santa Barbara’s highly ranked College of Engineering, where it offers a successful professional Master’s degree, a Ph.D. program, and undergraduate and graduate certificates. Core faculty in Technology Management include Matthew Beane, Gary Hansen, Paul Leonardi, Kyle Lewis, Nelson Phillips, Renee Rottner Jessica Santana, and Mary Tripsas whose research and teaching reflect the unit’s intentional interdisciplinary character.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have all but dissertation in a related field at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant area by the time of appointment

Preferred qualifications

We welcome applications from scholars who have expertise in technological innovation and entrepreneurship, or a related area. A record of securing external funding for research is desirable.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Applicants must request letters for application to be considered complete.

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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA