[CITASA] Faculty Position in Technology Management at UC Santa Barbara

Paul Leonardi leonardi at tmp.ucsb.edu
Tue Aug 19 10:42:26 EDT 2014

University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor of Technology Management
(Assistant or Associate Rank)
UC Santa Barbara¹s College of Engineering seeks an associate (tenured) or
assistant professor for fulltime appointment in the Technology Management
Program, the newest academic unit in the College. The appointment will be
effective July 1, 2015, and candidate is expected to be in residence
beginning fall quarter, 2015. 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: managerial decision analysis; marketing; operations;
supply chain management; business or technology strategy; new product
development; 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.
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.
The goal of this highly selective professional masters degree is to propel
qualified technical students to successful careers in technology business as
innovative leaders. Planning for a doctoral degree program is underway.
The new faculty member will participate in all phases of the graduate
program launch, including refining the curriculum, teaching in the masters
program, assisting with a proposal for a PhD degree, and fostering
interdisciplinary research activities on campus. Collaborations that
integrate management, engineering, and social science perspectives are
highly valued at UCSB.
Technology Management Program core faculty members include Paul Leonardi,
Kyle Lewis, Gary Hansen, Bob York, John Bowers, and Dave Seibold, whose
research and teaching span management, engineering, and social science and
reflect the unit¹s intentional interdisciplinary character. The new faculty
member also will complement a growing group of TMP affiliate faculty that
includes experts in computer science, chemical engineering, economics,
environmental science and management, political science, communication,
mechanical engineering, sociology, and electrical and computer engineering.
The Technology Management Program resides within UC Santa Barbara¹s College
of Engineering. Several College doctoral research programs are ranked in the
top five in the country by the National Research Council. The College
faculty includes two of the university¹s five Nobel Laureates, 20 National
Academy of Engineering members, six National Academy of Sciences members,
two Royal Society fellows, and a recipient of the prestigious Millennium
Technology Prize. More than 85 College spin-off companies have generated
over half a billion dollars in financing, merger, and acquisition activity
in recent years.
The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to
the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research,
teaching and service. All applications will be held in strict confidence by
the Search Committee. This is a single hire, external recruitment and the
job number is JPF00308. To apply, please submit CV, statement of research
and teaching, as well as three reference letters via UC Recruit
https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00308. Apply by October 3, 2014 for
primary consideration during fall, 2014; the position will close on May 15,
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, national origin, or any other
characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals
with disabilities.

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