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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

UPenn Law: Executive Director, Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition


Executive Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC)


Penn Law is one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished law schools.  The school offers a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania.  The resulting intellectual opportunities and professional relationships bridge traditional boundaries and disciplines, making Penn Law an extraordinarily supportive academic community for its scholars and students alike.


The Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC) is dedicated to promoting foundational research that will shape and reshape the way legislators, regulatory authorities, and scholars think about technology policy and has established itself as a hub of interdisciplinary discourse on issues pertaining to intellectual property, cyber law, privacy, and related fields. Reporting to the Faculty Director, the Executive Director of CTIC will ensure a rigorous agenda of activities, research, and recommendations, will communicate CTIC’s important research to a host of audiences, and will promote and steward the organization.  


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop a long-term strategy for the continued growth of CTIC research and programming.
  • Develop and implement a calendar of CTIC programs and events, including conferences, faculty workshops, visiting scholar residencies, faculty fellowships, and monthly meetings of the directors.
  • Compose and publish original content to further CTIC’s visibility and reputation, including developing and implementing content for the CTIC website, blogging, engaging in social media outreach, and drafting and designing CTIC’s periodic reports.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for publicizing CTIC research, events, and fellowships.
  • Lead the process of building bridges to faculty in other parts of the University, policymakers, and legal and industry professionals with interests related to CTIC.
  • Manage staff consisting of CTIC faculty fellows and CTIC student fellows.
  • Spearhead the creation of new and enhanced student-oriented programs, including direction of CTIC student fellowships and internships, cooperation with Penn Law’s student-led Penn Intellectual Property Group, and collaboration with joint degree programs relevant to CTIC programs and research.
  • Raise funds for CTIC programs and research by identifying and developing new funding sources and finding new ways to enhance CTIC’s relationships with existing funding sources.
  • Identify and evaluate curricular needs in areas related to CTIC and recruit adjunct faculty to fill those needs.
  • Teach or co-teach classes to enrich the upper-level curriculum in areas related to CTIC’s mission.



  • J.D. or other related advanced degree preferred; B.A. or B.S. required.  A background in engineering may prove beneficial.
  • Minimum three years of administrative responsibility, demonstrating an ability to design and implement events and program budgets over an extended period of time.
  • Established track record as collaborator in the workplace, within the immediate department and within a larger institution.
  • Experience representing a sophisticated organization in a variety of public and internal forums.
  • Experience as a fundraiser valued.
  • Teaching experience preferred.



Learn more about CTIC ( and about Penn Law (



Please e-mail your letter of interest with cv/resume to Jo-Ann Verrier, Vice Dean for Administrative Services, at

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