Executive Director

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University of New Hampshire (UNH) School of Law

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) seeks an accomplished intellectual property professional with administrative experience and expertise to serve as the Executive Director for the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property.

The primary mission of the Center is to promote global economic development by facilitating research and training in the protection and use of intellectual property for technological innovation. The Center has an international reputation for educating global intellectual property leaders and providing pioneering intellectual property programming.

To fulfill the Center’s mission, students, faculty, and researchers work with peers and partners from governments, industry and academia across the world on research projects, conferences, and strategic collaborations. The Center houses one of the largest intellectual property faculties in the United States as well as the only dedicated intellectual property library in the nation. Through the law school’s affiliation with UNH, the Center draws on the resources of one of the nation’s premier research universities. Students enjoy ready access to successful alumni working as intellectual property professionals in over 80 countries.

In consultation and collaboration with the school’s administration and IP faculty, the Executive Director will be responsible for administering the Center’s internal and external operations, including all major programs, conferences, and events. Current major programs include the International Technology Transfer Institute, the Intellectual Property Valuation Institute, and summer law programs that address a wide variety of intellectual property issues. In collaboration with administrative leadership, IP faculty, IP alumni, and other relevant stakeholders, the Executive Director will assist with the development and execution of new strategic initiatives, including collaborative partnerships with national intellectual property offices, major educational institutions, and international organizations. In coordination with other law school departments and IP faculty, the Executive Director will also facilitate the law school’s integration with UNH through the development and administration of multi-disciplinary programs and student-centered learning opportunities.

The Executive Director position is an administrative appointment with potential for associated teaching and research activities. The incumbent will report to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Applicants must possess a Juris Doctor, Ph.D. or comparable academic credentials and must have at least five years of experience in intellectual property teaching, scholarship, leadership, policymaking, practice, or industry. Applicants also must have a proven ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with numerous diverse stakeholders, such as academics, government officials, practitioners, students and the public, both nationally and internationally. Applicants also should have a collaborative, efficient, and professional management style and a strong commitment to working in a diverse, multi¬cultural environment. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to no later than December 15, 2012.

The University of New Hampshire School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran’s status, genetic predisposition or any other legally protected status in admission to and employment in its programs and activities.