Career Center

Job postings will remain for a total of 90 days unless AURP is otherwise notified. After 90 days, the postings will be removed from the AURP Web site. If the position is filled prior to the 90 day limit, please contact AURP and request that it be removed. To post a job, please email Vickie Palmer. Need examples of job descriptions? Some sample job descriptions are here. 

Posted July 12, 2018

Director, Property Management, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

The Director of Property Management leads various activities for the Science, Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus, which is a 272-acre multi-tenant university research park that is a repurposed former automobile assembly site at the University of Delaware. The Director oversees the day-to-day operations of the facilities and infrastructure requirements necessary to support the tenants at the site. The incumbent will need to understand site tenant and prospective tenant needs and works with multi-functional teams to prioritize initiatives to help meet the future requirements of the campus. Learn more here.

Posted June 7, 2018

Program Manager, Venture Café Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

The Program Manager, Venture Café Philadelphia will be a leader in Greater Philadelphia’s innovation community, helping Philadelphia maintain itself among the top US cities as a hub for startups. The ideal candidate will believe that innovation and entrepreneurship are instruments to improve the human condition, not ends themselves, and will be open to the idea that innovation and entrepreneurship take many forms beyond making apps and creating VC-funded startups. Through strategic and inclusive partnership development the Program Manager, Venture Café Philadelphia will manage the weekly event including scheduling presenters for panel discussions, workshops, info sessions, office hours and roundtables as well as volunteer staffing. Learn more here.


Posted May 8, 2018 
Director of Discovery Park District, Purdue Research Park, West Lafayette, IN
The Director of Discovery Park District has the primary responsibility of overseeing the $1.2 billion, 400 acre mixed-use development of the Discovery Park District for the Purdue Research Foundation.  The Director will partner with the master developer, residential developer and any third-party developers for the project while ensuring collaborative working relationships with Purdue University, local government and other stakeholders.  Other responsibilities include overseeing installation of infrastructure, along with zoning and entitlement processes. Learn more here.
Posted May 1, 2018
APLU Vice President, Economic Development and Community Engagement, Washington, DC
APLU seeks an experienced leader with knowledge of the role of higher education institutions in innovation and entrepreneurship; talent and workforce development; and social, cultural, and community advancement. The incumbent will serve as the staff director—the principal organizer and coordinator—for the activities of the Council on Engagement and Outreach (CEO) and the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP). S/he will relate the activities of the Council and Commission to work across APLU as well as serve as APLU’s liaison with other higher education associations and national organizations that influence federal policies and laws affecting the roles of universities in economic and societal impact. The incumbent will provide expertise concerning implementation and effectiveness of new and existing programs at member universities in support of various APLU initiatives. S/he will promote initiatives to improve university engagement in community and economic development. S/he will act as the primary advocate for APLU’s Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Universities program and will lead ongoing advancement and improvement of that program. S/he will develop concepts for grant development, pursue grant funding, and implement initiatives funded by foundations, federal agencies, and others. Learn more here. 


Posted April 24, 2018
Associate Vice President, Tech Parks Arizona, University of Arizona and President, Campus Research Corporation, Tucson AZ
The Associate Vice President will serve as a senior member of administration, and, as President of the Campus Research Corporation, will have accountability to the Board of Directors of the CRC. The AVP/President will be a key player in implementing the University’s new strategic plan as it pertains to research, economic development, and moving discoveries from the lab to the marketplace. The University is seeking a proven executive who can lead the operation and future development of the existing research park, collaborate in regional and cross border economic development, and bring into being Tech Parks Arizona’s newest offering, the UA Tech Park at The Bridges, a 65-acre urban campus that is a part of a 350-acre master planned community including retail, commercial and residential development and recreational facilities.
Posted March 27, 2018
Manager, Research Park Operations, Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc, Champaign, IL
The Manager of Research Park Operations has the primary responsibility to source and recruit interns from the UIUC campus, to participate in career fair and hackathon UIUC events, with the primary intent to support software engineering and knowledge teams. Manages administration of the intern program at IMO. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Research Park office, primarily consisting of the work of Interns. Is the liaison between IMO and those at UIUC who have relationships with IMO benefitting research and development efforts. Coordinates events and activities at the Research Park Office. Learn more here.
Posted March 23, 2018
President and Chief Executive Officer, University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA
The Board of the Science Center seeks to recruit a new leader with a track record of delivering strong operating results and a demonstrated ability to work with academic institutions and startup and maturing companies translating research into viable commercial products. This leader will also leverage the existing Science Center brand, set a forward-looking vision, and develop an effective strategy to integrate a complex array of new entities, initiatives and services into an effective organization. Given Philadelphia’s strength in healthcare and life sciences, it will be important for the next leader to possess a sophisticated working knowledge of these sectors. The Center will continue to play a key leadership role in the economic development of the city and region, serving as a point of convergence for the technology transfer offices of local and regional universities; it will thus be important for the new CEO to have both the gravitas derived from graduate-level education and advanced training in science, medicine or engineering, and a passion for turning ideas and concepts into companies and products. Finally, this person will possess strong interpersonal skills and will need to work effectively for and collaboratively with a committed board of directors, staff, shareholder organizations, and other important stakeholders in the region. Learn more here.
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