Director of Innovation
University College Cork

Director of Innovation, Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation

Permanent Whole-time Post

UCC wishes to appoint to the role of Director of Innovation. Reporting to the Vice President for Research and Innovation, The Director of Innovation is responsible for leading the management and commercialisation of the University’s intellectual property (IP) portfolio. This includes licensing IP to companies, the creation and support of new companies, the establishment and development of research relationships with industry, entrepreneurs and the investment communities, and support of a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at the University. In addition, the Director plays a leadership role in engaging effectively at the academic–industry interface. The University is seeking an experienced individual with demonstrated management and deal execution skills, who is entrepreneurial, flexible, responsive, and diplomatic.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor John Cryan, Vice President for Research, email:
University College Cork is committed to being a fully inclusive global university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are core values under our UCC 2022 Strategic Plan . UCC holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality in higher education. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of age, care-giving status, disability, ethnicity, gender and/or gender identity or expression status, nationality, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/creed, and/or sexual orientation. We are committed to supporting all staff through flexible working schemes, family-friendly policies, training and development, and staff networks. We value the enrichment that comes from a diverse community and seek to promote equality, prevent discrimination and protect the human rights of each individual in line with equality legislation. We encourage applicants to consult our Dignity and Respect Policy and learn more about our EDI related initiatives .

Appointment may be made on the Senior Admin II Salary Scale: €124,734 - €157,612 (Scale B) / €118,449 - €152,219 (Scale A).

Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy***.***

University College Cork is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage you to reach out to us directly should you require assistance or reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday, 31st May 2022

No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

Contact Person : Professor John Cryan

Contact Email :

Job ID : 056091

Contact Number :

Close Date : 31-May-2022 12:00

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