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Open Academic Positions

Associate or Full Professor Positions in Technology Management at UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Barbara’s Technology Management department invites applications for tenured positions at either the Associate or Full Professor rank in the areas of organization science and entrepreneurship, with a start date of July 1, 2020 or later.  The successful candidates will complement a growing, award-winning faculty engaged in cutting-edge research and teaching at the intersection of social and technological systems.

Applicants must have a PhD degree in a relevant area by the time of application. We welcome applications from scholars who have expertise in any of the following areas: work and organization studies, science and technology, knowledge and learning, innovation and entrepreneurship, and strategic management. Interdisciplinary and multi-methodological approaches to studying phenomena at any level of analysis (e.g., individuals, groups, or organizations) are welcome. A record of securing external funding for research is desirable.

Successful applicants will possess the leadership abilities required to help shape the intellectual agenda within the Technology Management department and contribute meaningfully to its strategic initiatives and programmatic activities. The selected candidates are expected to play a key role in the growth of the department and in the professional development of early-career faculty and Ph.D. students.

Technology Management resides in UC Santa Barbara’s highly ranked College of Engineering, where it offers a successful professional Master’s degree, a new Ph.D. program, and undergraduate and graduate certificates. Core faculty in Technology Management include Stephen Barley, Matthew Beane, Ted Frech, Gary Hansen, Paul Leonardi, Kyle Lewis, Renee Rottner, and Jessica Santana, whose research and teaching reflect the unit’s intentional interdisciplinary character.

All applications will be held in strict confidence by the Search Committee. To apply, please submit CV, cover letter, statement of research, statement of teaching, as well as contact information for three references. We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.

We encourage all applicants to apply to both of the open positions in the department listed below.

Position One:

Applicants may apply via UC Recruit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01602. Review of applications will begin December 5, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. We encourage applicants with research interests in organization science (work and organization studies, science and technology, knowledge and learning, team performance and processes, and strategic management).

Position Two:

Applicants may apply via UC Recruit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01658. Review of applications will begin December 5, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. We encourage applicants with research interests in organization science with a research focus that relates to technology and entrepreneurship.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Questions? Contact Search Committee Chair, Kyle Lewis

 

Assistant Project Scientist in Technology Management

The Technology Management Program at UC Santa Barbara seeks applications for an Assistant Project Scientist position. This Assistant Project Scientist will assist Prof. Matt Beane with a field-based research project. The project scientist will do research, data collection, and project analysis independently and in conjunction with Prof. Beane on this and potentially other projects of mutual interest.

The project that this position will be working on is a multi-year, multi-method research study of the implications of AI-enabled robotic systems for workers and organizations in high-mix, repetitive, manual work. Phase one centers on hypothesis generation, and involves fieldwork across numerous pick-and-pack driven (e.g. secondary fulfillment) facilities distributed around the US that are automating this work via AI-enabled robotic systems. As part of this fieldwork we are collecting and producing a significant body of quantitative data on organizational performance. Phase two of this work will involve testing these hypotheses via the US Census, and phase three will involve field experiments.

The minimum qualification is having a doctorate or equivalent at time of application. Preferred qualifications include having experience conducting research on work involving complex technology. Preference will be given to applicants with research interests in learning and labor relations, familiarity with production data and who are empirically focused on AI and/or robotics. The successful candidate will demonstrate competencies indicating that they will be able to contribute high-level skills to the projects at hand, and enable, plan, or execute research alongside TMP faculty. This appointment is 100% time for one year, with possibility of extension based upon performance/availability of funds.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01756. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statement of research experience, and contact information for 3 references. Complete and submit your application by 3/16/2020 for primary consideration. Ideally, we are looking for someone to start early May 2020.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Temporary Teaching Positions in Technology Management

The Technology Management Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, one of six academic units in the College of Engineering, invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary part-time lecturers to help meet rapidly growing student demand for its undergraduate and graduate programs. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. Our popular courses are taught year around and the number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department.

Our primary demands are in the following subject areas:
Fundamentals of Business Strategy and Market Analysis
Management & Leadership
Basic Finance and Accounting
Marketing and Sales
Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship
New Product Development

Applicants should possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree at time of application (a relevant Master’s and/or Ph.D and ideally at least one year one of teaching experience would be preferred), Salary is dependent upon qualifications.

Lecturer appointments will range from one quarter to one year with the possibility of reappointment dependent upon performance and departmental needs. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01709. Applicants should submit a CV with their application and should also provide contact information only for 3 professional references. Optional documents include a Cover Letter, Research Statement, and Teaching Statement.

The posting will remain open until October 31, 2020 to accommodate department needs, if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying but the Department seeks to identify potential talent in advance of the need. See the review date specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.