The Center for the Analysis of Property Rights and Innovation (CAPRI) is a market-oriented research center focusing on instilling an appreciation and understanding of the workings of laissez faire capitalism. We are about to launch an academic scholarship program for undergraduate and graduate students to provide them an appreciation of workings of unfettered markets. This program will provide mentoring, classes, and reading groups for students, expose students to outside speakers, and encourage the formation of a student free-market club. The Associate Director will be a critical part of the launch and management of this new and dynamic program.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for market-based solutions, higher education, and working with students eager to understand how market solutions improve lives. Given the nature of the job, we are looking for a candidate who is personable, charismatic, and thoughtful.
(Please note that this is not an academic post and will not involve a teaching position within the university.)
The Center for the Analysis of Property Rights and Innovation is within the Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. UTD is a relatively young and rapidly growing institution, with some of the highest SAT scores in the state, a large number of National Merit winners, and given that we were founded by Texas Instruments, a focus on technology. JSOM is a highly ranked business school, often listed in the top 35 in various business school rankings. The Dallas area has a reasonable cost of living and Texas is one of the few states without an income tax.
The Director’s duty will include:
- Recruiting and screening student candidates for fellowships and scholarships, and bringing those candidates to the attention of our faculty committee
- Managing public relations, updating the web page, and developing promotional materials
- Managing the distinguished speakers program, which will involve helping identify potential visitors and arranging the logistics of the visit
- Helping to create and supervise all student-oriented programs, which may include organizing faculty led student reading groups and colloquia, interacting with student organizations devoted to free markets, and facilitating faculty mentoring activities
- Building relationships with students, serving as resource for them as they progress through the program
The ideal candidate for the Associate Director role will possess the following attributes:
- 0-5 years of experience
- Strong interest in project management
- Interest in working in an academic environment
- An advanced degree preferred but not required (master’s degree in economics, master’s degree in political-economy, or law degree would be most valuable)
- Outgoing, friendly personality; ability to connect with students
- Strong program management skills
- Solid communications skills
Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your name in the file:
- Résumé or CV
- Cover letter detailing your philosophical interest in CAPRI’s mission, why you are qualified for and interested in this role, and your salary requirements
Please include “Associate Director, CAPRI– Your Name” in the subject line of your email.
Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Claire Dixon with Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: email@example.com.
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.