This job has expired

Director, Intellectual Property Agreement Negotiations & Technology Transfer

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 12, 2022

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
The Intellectual Property Exchange

Division Name
VP for Research and Economic Dev

Position Title
Director, Intellectual Property Agreement Negotiations & Technology Transfer

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Provides senior level knowledge and insight in the management, control, and commercialization of
intellectual property (IP) created by Auburn University. Reviews, drafts, negotiates, and closes IP related agreements on behalf of the University, identifying and resolving risks in contractual terms and conditions not conforming to AU policy or governing regulations.

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts, and more!

It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting .

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions
  • Reviews, drafts, negotiates, and closes IP related agreements, including complex or master agreements, on behalf of the University, assuring completeness and compliance with University policies and procedures and government regulations and laws, as well as providing guidance, review, and negotiation of IP language in University industry sponsored research agreements. Identifies and resolves risks in contractual terms and conditions not conforming to AU policy or governing regulations. Works closely with faculty researchers to manage industry collaborations. Provides guidance to the Senior Industry Negotiator and oversees the negotiation of industry agreements.
  • Engages with faculty and outside entities who have an interest in the development of the University’s discoveries, inventions and innovations, contributing to the local and state economic development, and the branding, marketing, and licensing of Auburn IP. Establishes formal research and development relationships between companies whose strategic market concerns parallel the University’s research and development capabilities.
  • Provides guidance to faculty, administrative units, and staff ensuring compliance with, and adherence to, IP related laws, regulations, and policies, while building trust and providing efficient and effective service to diverse constituents both on- and off-campus.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to support staff; assists in the management and oversight of daily operations of The Intellectual Property Exchange ( IPX ); acts on behalf of the Executive Director of IPX in his/her absence.
  • Engages in educating faculty, staff, students, and outside inventors regarding IP and the technology transfer process, as well as other outreach activities of the IPX .
  • Facilitates and fosters inter-organizational relationships, while responding to and addressing stakeholder inquiries. Represents IPX by participating with various internal and external groups and associations related to intellectual property and economic development.
  • Performs and takes a leadership role in special projects as assigned by Senior Leadership of IPX, or the Executive Director of IPX .
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of agreement drafting and negotiation practices; knowledge of licensing practices; knowledge of risk management; knowledge of state, federal and industry contract guidelines, procedures and laws as they pertain to university research and the intellectual property (IP) developed from research and IP protection procedures. Knowledge of patent administration and Bayh-Dole compliance requirements; general understanding of business including startups, venture capital, etc.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

None Required.

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Certification: Certified Licensing Professional (C.L.P.) or Registered Technology Transfer Professional (R.T.T.P.)

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range
$92,400 - $175,600

Job Category

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

City position is located in:

State position is located:

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date

Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Quick Link for Internal Postings
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documentation
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
    • LinkedIn
    • AcademicKeys
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • DiversityJobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Indeed
    • RecruitMilitary
    • The Tuskegee News
    • Professional organization or journal
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • State Employment Service
    • Social Media
    • AU Job Bulletin
    • Notified by an Auburn employee
    • College or university Career Services
    • I went to the AU Employment Website directly (
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Master's Degree, J.D., or Ph.D. in Business, Law, Engineering, Physical or Life Sciences?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least 8 years of experience in business development or technology commercialization with progressively increasing levels of responsibility?
    • Yes
    • No

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert