The Director of Industry Contracts and Commercialization plays a critical role in enhancing Chapman University's research infrastructure, developing industry research partnerships and protecting new innovations. This professional position, which reports to the Vice President for Research, will have oversight of all industry partnerships and technology commercialization. Primary duties to (1) work with the School/Colleges to develop industry partnerships; (2) work with the Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) office and Legal Affairs to negotiate all agreements in support of research (i.e., research, service, facility use agreement, material transfer, non-disclosure, federal/FAR clauses, data use, etc.); (3) manage all Intellectual Property (IP) at Chapman and look for licensing opportunities; (4) development and implement new policies, procedures and educational programs to support outside partnerships and technology commercialization; and (5) provide high-quality and timely service to constituents.
Master's Degree in a related field or JD and five years of experience and professional expertise in a research-oriented university environment or similar complex research setting or any equivalent combination.
Demonstrated knowledge of federal regulations and the legal and regulatory environment governing research administration in the conduct of academic research, grants and contracts.
Interaction with federal agencies, industries, and other nonprofits.
Broad knowledge of grants and contracts administration and budget management.
Experience with intellectual property management, including Copyright, Patent, and Trademark Law and the procedures governed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Experience in creating or enhancing research infrastructure resulting in visible increase in contracts, grants, research and/or intellectual property productivity.
Demonstrated track record of developing and successfully deploying policies and procedures.
Demonstrated analytical skills.
Technical skills to have the ability to learn and use enterprise systems and tools necessary for the position.
Ability to use diplomacy and tact, and work with confidential information.
Ability to interpret and ensure university and department policies and procedures.
Proficiency and current knowledge of computer technology in the administration of intellectual property and/or sponsored programs.
Proven record in funded research accomplishments and in obtaining extramural funds.
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, credit check, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
Internal Number: 17927
About Chapman University
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.