Endowed Faculty of Innovation

College of Southern Maryland
La Plata, MD

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Science & Technology, Agricultural Science & Extension
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Position SummaryLocated 45 minutes from the Nation’s Capital, nestled in a history-rich community of southern Maryland, The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is a two-time Aspen Award-winning institution (top 15% of Community Colleges) with academic programs in over 100 disciplines. CSM is among America’s top 100 producers of Minority Associate Degrees in twenty categories, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education. CSM offers excellent health insurance benefits; State Retirement Pension plan; wellness programs; Code Green early closure Fridays in the summer; college closure for spring break and several major holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year; and for several days in March for Spring Break. We are an innovative institution committed to student success and well known for our flexibility to meet student and community needs.

CSM believes that fostering local innovation and building partnerships with our region's federal laboratory workforce is vitally important to the economic health and prosperity of the region and its workforce. CSM’s Endowed Faculty of Innovation will catalyze the unique opportunity to collaborate with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head (NSWC/IH) to develop new skills that will enhance the region's workforce. Specific goals include the expansion of CSM and Indian Head’s current technology transfer collaborations; Research and Identify Regional Technology Transfer Capabilities; Instill Entrepreneurial Skills in our Region; Empower Local Entrepreneurial Ecosystem with Research; Prototyping hard skills; Supporting the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem developing efforts.

College of Southern Maryland conducts background checks in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the College's staff and students. The final candidate for this position will be subject to the following background checks: Criminal History Check and Sex Offender Registry Check.

This position is open until filled. For best consideration, apply by 11:59 pm, EST on Friday, October 15, 2021. The College of Southern Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Specific Duties and ResponsibilitiesEssential Functions:
  • Develop and expand CSM’s innovation and technology programming efforts
  • Establish and manage MEIF funded grant activities
  • Facilitate the needs of companies engaged in entrepreneurial activities in one or more of the following research areas: Physical, life and neuro sciences, engineering, mathematical and computational services, regulatory science, autonomous systems, aeronautical and space science, environmental, behavioral, health and language science, agriculture and cybersecurity.
  • Identify regional technology transfer capabilities, connecting entrepreneurs and students to these resources and opportunities.
  • Identify the need for, establish relationships with, and manage the work of subject matter experts, academic and otherwise, as necessary to facilitate rapid, agile, innovative development of solutions to technical problems associated with federal lab IP-based product development.
  • Develop and host innovation workshops, lectures, broadcasts and/or events
  • Establish relationships and collaborate with key stakeholders including: academic institutions regional federal lab researchers and technologists, their management, and funding organizations, along with private sector companies, investors and entrepreneurs to secure ongoing support, financial and otherwise.
  • Develop, organize, and implement initiatives relating to entrepreneurship, innovation and technology transfer
  • Collaborate with CSM faculty, staff and external partners to plan and implement innovation initiatives.
    Additional Duties:

  • Performs other related work as required Minimum Education and Training
  • Bachelor degree required, Master's preferred
  • Significant (5+ years) documented experience working with the military, federal labs, educational entities, government and industry
  • Working knowledge of technology transfer and commercialization processes Minimum Qualifications and Standards RequiredKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Strong project management experience
  • Strong database management and computer skills
  • Evidence of strong leadership
  • Maintenance of insurability under the college’s vehicle liability insurance plan.
    Physical Requirements:

    The work is sedentary work which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly.
  • Organization

    Working at College of Southern Maryland

    The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is a public, regional community college with a far-reaching mission — to help our students and community meet the challenges of individual, social, and global changes.

    CSM is a thriving, progressive, and technologically advanced college that delivers quality higher education programs and services. The college is committed to offering a wide variety of learning options, student services, and high-quality workforce development training and support. That commitment is reflected in those we serve. More than 60 percent of tri-county residents who attend higher education institutions come to CSM.

    The staff and faculty at CSM work closely with a diverse student population to provide a rich variety of educational options. CSM is a leader among Maryland community colleges in offering courses which meet the busy schedules of our students, including weekend and evening online classes, and Web-hybrid courses which offer a mix of online and traditional classroom face-to-face instruction. CSM strives to create a global education program, yet remains a local college that has a real stake in supporting our community's academic, professional, and self-enrichment pursuits.

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