Assistant Director, CPIP

Arlington, VA, VA
Jul 19, 2018
Oct 02, 2018
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Assistant Director, CPIP

The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, is dedicated to the scholarly analysis of intellectual property rights and the technological, commercial, and creative innovation they facilitate. CPIP explores how stable and effective property rights in innovation and creativity can foster successful and flourishing individual lives and national economies. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Through a wide array of academic and public policy programming, CPIP brings together scholars, industry leaders, inventors, creators, and policymakers to examine foundational questions and current controversies concerning patents, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. Ultimately, CPIP seeks to promote a healthy academic discussion, grounded in rigorous scholarship, and a well-informed public policy debate about the importance of intellectual property.

CPIP is looking for an Assistant Director to join our team. The Assistant Director will play an important role in the management of CPIPs programs and activities. Reporting to CPIPs Deputy Director, the Assistant Director will undertake and manage a wide variety of projects, including, but not limited to:

  • Organizing and executing academic and policy activities.
  • Designing and conducting research projects.
  • Supporting CPIPs fundraising efforts. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for managing research assistants working on these projects.

Responsibilities: Organizing and Executing Academic and Policy Activities The Assistant Director will help organize and execute a variety of academic and policy activities. Among other things, this work will include identifying opportunities for CPIP to promote a well-informed policy debate, drafting relevant materials, building and maintaining relevant contacts and networks, and assisting with organizing academic roundtables, conferences, and other events. This work will also include managing research assistants working on these projects.

Designing and Conducting Research Projects The Assistant Director will design and conduct a variety of research and writing projects, including but not limited to law journal articles, policy briefs, issues papers, op-eds, and blog posts. The written work product will speak to a wide variety of constituencies and will cover a range of issues involving intellectual property rights. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for managing research assistants working on these projects.

Supporting CPIPs Fundraising Efforts The Assistant Director will help build relationships and promote CPIPs work to donors, potential donors, and other constituencies, both within and outside Scalia Law and George Mason University. This work will include drafting relevant materials and assisting CPIPs Deputy Director as necessary. This work will also include managing research assistants working on these projects.

Other Administrative Duties as Assigned As necessary, the Assistant Director will assist with the administrative management of the Center. This work will also include managing research assistants working on relevant projects.

Required Qualifications:
  • The position is designed for an individual with a J.D. degree (or equivalent advanced degree or experience) and an interest in promoting innovation and creativity through CPIPs academic and policy mission.
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of intellectual property law and policy, will have exceptional writing skills, and will be self-motivated and detail-oriented with an ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a one-page cover letter, resume or CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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