Two new positions in Minneapolis

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new endowed chair faculty positions at TLI. As you know Dr. Lockwood Carlson (Senior Fellow/Honeywell-James J. Renier Chair) and Professor Alfred Marcus (Honeywell-Edson W. Spencer Chair) continue to very ably serve in their current endowed chairs on a part-time basis. It is normal practice to split chairs that have sufficient resources to support more than one distinguished colleague.

These additions noted below reflect TLI’s strategic plan in support of the MOT program, addition of a technological innovation management minor for other graduate students and development of new Master of Science degrees in Medical Devices and Energy Technologies in close partnership with several departments across the UMN and colleagues in the public and private sectors.

As noted in the announcement the ideal candidate would have high-tech industry executive experience (a minimum of 7 years), curriculum development, superb teaching and ideally ability to conduct related scholarly work (research and publications/leadership).

We encourage you to share this announcement with qualified colleagues, as you see fit, and apply by April 15.  Screening of applicants will begin immediately, interviews will be scheduled for late April – mid-May, and the search will conclude by late May.

The following notice will appear in various professional publications:


The Technological Leadership Institute (TLI, at the University of Minnesota invites applications for two senior fellow/endowed chair positions to start July 2013.  Each will be a non-tenured, annually renewable, academic-administrative appointment, primarily responsible for developing, teaching and administering new graduate level courses in technology innovation management and leadership.  The successful candidates will have demonstrated success as executives and senior technology leaders in industry and/or strong academic experience designing and teaching graduate level courses that blend theory and practice for fast-tracked technical professionals.

Senior Fellow / Honeywell-Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management – This is a 50-100% time appointment. TLI seeks a candidate with executive and/or academic leadership experience in one or more of the following areas:  strategic management, marketing or operations management in technology-intensive industries, innovation leadership or entrepreneurship.

Senior Fellow/Honeywell-James J. Renier Chair in Technology Management – This is a full time appointment.  TLI seeks a candidate with executive leadership experience in one or more of the following areas:  innovation, new product development, managing in a technical environment, strategic management, technology forecasting, technology foresight, and emerging technologies.

For full position details and application procedures, please visit: