University of New Hampshire School of Law seeks Executive Director for the Franklin Pierce Center for IP

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IP Job Opening: Some of the readers of Spicy IP may be interested to know of a new promising career position that has just opened with the University of New Hampshire (UNH) School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center). UNH is currently looking for an accomplished IP professional with administrative experience and expertise to serve as the Executive Director for the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property.

Profile of Employer Institution: For the rare few who are unaware of the Center’s impressive reputation, it seeks to promote global economic development by facilitating research and training in the protection and use of IP for technological innovation. In pursuit of such goals, it has already garnered a stellar repute for educating global IP leaders and providing pioneering IP programming. At present, the Center hosts one of the largest IP faculty strength in the US as well as the only dedicated exclusive IP library in the country. It encourages the students, faculty, and researchers to collaborate with peers and partners from governments, industry and academia on a global scale on research projects, conferences, and strategic fronts.

Duties and Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the Executive Director will include administering the Center’s internal and external operations, including all major programs, conferences, and events. The major programs that the Center has at present up and running include the International Technology Transfer Institute, the Intellectual Property Valuation Institute, and summer law programs that address a wide range of IP issues. In collaboration with administrative leadership, IP faculty, IP alumni, and other relevant stakeholders, the Executive Director will be required to assist the development and execution of new strategic initiatives, including collaborative partnerships with national IP offices, major educational institutions, and international organizations. Additional duties will include facilitation of the law school’s integration with UNH through the development and administration of multi-disciplinary programs and student-centered learning opportunities in coordination with other law school departments and IP faculty.

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.

Required Qualification: Applicants for the position must possess a Juris Doctor, Ph.D. or comparable academic credentials and must have at least five years of experience in IP teaching, scholarship, leadership, policymaking, practice, or industry. They must also 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. A collaborative, efficient, and professional management style and a strong commitment to working in a diverse, multi­cultural environment are also preferred.

Contact Details and Deadline: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] no later than December 15, 2012.

Shouvik Kumar Guha

Shouvik Kumar Guha

Shouvik is at present employed as a Research Associate and a Teaching Assistant at The W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. He has obtained his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree from NUJS itself and is also currently pursuing his LL.M. degree from the same university. From his very year at law school, he had been attracted towards the discipline of Intellectual Property and that interest has been kindled further in course of time. The interface between IP and other disciplines such as Economics, Anti-trust Law, Human Rights, World Trade Law and the technological developments relating thereto, has especially caught his attention since then. He’s authored several papers on issues relating to IP and other legal disciplines for journals, books, magazines and conferences in national as well as international levels. He is also currently co-heading an organization called Lexbiosis, which is an endeavor meant to facilitate the collaboration between the legal industry and academia.

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