The University of Texas at Dallas is seeking an experienced, visionary leader to build on the strengths of the University and craft a compelling vision for the future that will enable UT Dallas to achieve its goals through a single, well-aligned technology transfer and venture development operation. The Assistant Vice President for Innovation and Commercialization is a senior level executive who will be responsible for all aspects of the University's technology commercialization activities, specifically including venture development. In addition, the Assistant Vice President (AVP) will oversee the Centers that report to the Office of Research and serve as the main point of contact with external stakeholders including but not limited to the Army Futures Command. This position also oversees unit budget and staffing levels with responsibility for staff planning, hiring and evaluation. Reporting to the Vice President for Research, the AVP, in coordination with senior administrators and other stakeholders, will help to set an agenda that defines the University’s program in technology commercialization and Office of Research Centers. The AVP will take an active role to realign resources to facilitate increasingly robust outcomes for the research centers and promote an expanded entrepreneurial culture within the university faculty and staff. These activities will support major themes within UT Dallas' strategic plan, specifically
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About The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 132 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom relationship. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members since 2005 are more than 200 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning. Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared ...to succeed in higher education: In 2011, nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas will continue its push to attain Tier One research university status and produce graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.