Faculty Positions in Technological Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Massachusetts

Deadline December 15, 2014
Date Posted August 18, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

The new Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Moscow seeks faculty candidates to build a new academic group focused around technological entrepreneurship and innovation. Multiple tenure-track and tenured faculty positions are available to begin mid-2015 or thereafter.


You will join a new institution of world-class scientists and technologists.


You will be part of building a new academic organization, while designing, developing and teaching new curricula, aimed at global science and technology, to graduate students drawn from Russia and the world. These unique students are motivated to understand better how to execute commercialization of their own and others research.


You will carry out your own related disciplinary research, as well as have opportunities to collaborate with other academic leaders.


Job Qualifications

You have a Ph.D. in a disciplinary area that relates to organizing and managing technological entrepreneurship & innovation. A specific focus on product design and development would be highly valued. The unique candidate with a doctorate in engineering or the physical or life sciences would be of special interest if she/he has already shown an ability to conduct scholarly research and teaching in managerial or organizational aspects of emerging science-and technology-related companies. An applicant with prior experience in starting or helping to grow young technology-related enterprises would be of special interest.


You show evidence of strong research capability.


You are able to merge fundamental theoretical knowledge with practical relevance, and are able to build and maintain sustainable relationships with practitioners. As all classes at Skoltech will be carried out in English, you must have strong capability to teach and converse in English.


Our Offer

  • A challenging job in an international, dynamic and professional environment.
  • Synergy between science, technology, and practice.
  • Time for research.
  • Internationally competitive financial resources and compensation.


Faculty will lead the development of a new curriculum and innovative research structure, with the opportunity to spend their first year at MIT to develop classroom materials and launch new research collaborations. You will have the opportunity to participate in the entire MIT entrepreneurship & innovation ecosystem.


Application Procedure

Please visit http://faculty.skoltech.ru/Positions for more information and application details.


Complete applications may be reviewed as they are submitted but must be received by December 15, 2014 for consideration in this round of recruiting.


Skoltech is committed to diversity and equality, and all are invited to apply without regard for gender, race or national origin. 

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at https://sktech-search.mit.edu