Professor, School of Law – Education – Akron, Ohio

akron-lawThe University of Akron's School of Law invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Technology, a tenure-track or tenured faculty position, with an anticipated start date of August 2017.

The Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology is responsible for developing, articulating, and implementing a long-term vision for the Center that will achieve greater distinction for the University of Akron's School of Law. The Director, in coordination with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, is responsible for implementing the IP curriculum within the School of Law. The Director also manages and supervises the law schools' special IP degree and certificate programs, and may help propose and create additional new programs in intellectual property for attorneys and other professionals as appropriate.  The Director is responsible for the management and coordination of all law school programming in the area of intellectual property law, including programs for both attorneys and academics.

The Director fosters and advances external relationships, including the law schools' ongoing international relationships with other universities, where those relate to intellectual property and technology. The Director also works with the law schools' Intellectual Property Advisory Council in advancing the intellectual property program.  The Director serves as a faculty advisor to the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Association, a law student organization, oversees the advising related to the annual issue of the Akron Law Review devoted to intellectual property law, and also oversees the law schools' participation in intellectual property-related moot court competitions.

As a member of the law school faculty, the Director will engage in relevant scholarship, teach in the area of intellectual property law, and serve on administrative committees.

Required Qualifications:
Juris doctor or equivalent law degree with intellectual property law experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
A demonstrated record of successful scholarship and teaching and commitment to continue producing both at a high level; record of or potential for appropriate administrative leadership; entrepreneurial skills to advance the impact of the Center; ability to create and sustain a network of IP leaders; ability to articulate and implement long-term vision to achieve greater distinction for Akron Law's IP program.

The Committee is open to candidates in any area of IP, but experience and expertise in the areas of Copyright, Internet Law, Privacy, International IP, and Health Law are of particular interest.

Application deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.

For complete details and to apply visit: Job ID # 10009

Additional Info
Employer Type: Education
Job Location: Akron, Ohio