UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering seeks two experienced professors for full-time, open-rank appointments in the Technology Management Program. Candidates will be expected to pursue cutting-edge academic research and teaching related to creating, building and leading businesses based on new and innovative technology.
Applications reflecting expertise in any of the following areas are especially welcome: new product development; business or technology strategy; operations; supply chain management; managerial decision analysis; marketing; leadership and management. Candidates with evidence of excellence in these areas of research and business education, and who have engineering training and/or entrepreneurial or management experience in a technology driven setting, will be given special consideration. A record of securing external funding for research is desirable. An endowed chair is available for a distinguished faculty appointment.
Adding to the existing Technology Management Program curriculum, we will soon launch a one-year professional masters degree in technology management for exceptional students with engineering, science, mathematics, and quantitative social science backgrounds. The curriculum will be designed to provide a strong foundation in concepts and skills critical to the management of both large and small technology companies. Admission to the graduate program will be highly selective and will draw primarily from recent graduates who have not only distinguished themselves academically but have also demonstrated a potential for technology leadership. The goal of this highly selective professional masters degree is to propel qualified technical students to successful careers in technology business as innovative leaders.
The new faculty member(s) will participate in all phases of the graduate program launch, including developing the curriculum, teaching in the program, and fostering interdisciplinary research activities across departmental boundaries on campus. Collaborations that integrate management, engineering, and social science perspectives are highly valued at UCSB.
The Technology Management Program resides within UC Santa Barbara’s highly ranked College of Engineering. UC Santa Barbara is a rapidly ascending major research university that boasts a uniquely interdisciplinary and collaborative culture. It is ranked 10th among the nation’s public universities by U.S. News & World Report, and several of its doctoral research programs are ranked in the top five in the country by the National Research Council. The College of Engineering faculty includes two of the university’s five Nobel Laureates, 19 National Academy of Engineering members, five National Academy of Sciences members, two Royal Society fellows and a recipient of the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize. Nineteen College of Engineering faculty members are among the most highly cited authors in their fields. The College’s graduates have attained senior management positions in dozens of major corporations. More than 85 College of Engineering spin-off companies have generated over half a billion dollars in financing, merger, and acquisition activity in recent years.
The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. All applicants and nominees will be held in strict confidence by the Search Committee. To apply, please submit resume or CV and statement of interests via http://engineering.ucsb.edu/positions/tmp. Apply by October 15, 2013 for primary consideration; however, the positions will remain open until filled.
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