Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Skoltech

Russia Federation

Assistant Professor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Opportunity

The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Moscow seeks to hire assistant professor level faculty to join a pioneering group of management scholars working in the areas of innovation management, technology entrepreneurship, and intellectual property management.

Skoltech is a young, private, world-class university established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Skoltech is an internationally-oriented, research-intensive graduate institution with a mission of educating the next generation of technological leaders, and of facilitating technological innovation and entrepreneurship through elite science and engineering. Skoltech’s unique and talented students – which are drawn from Russia and around the world – excel in science, engineering and the commercialization of technology. All Skoltech students, regardless of their core field of science and engineering, engage in a set of courses and learning activities related to innovation and entrepreneurship. English is the working language of Skoltech.

You will engage in internationally oriented research related to your own area of interest and expertise, and join with international colleagues in the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in designing, developing and teaching innovation-oriented curricula. At Skoltech you will enjoy an intellectually rich interdisciplinary environment with strong support for research.


You have a Ph.D. in a disciplinary area that relates to organizing and managing technological entrepreneurship & innovation, technology commercialization or the management of the intellectual property. A focus on technology entrepreneurship, product design, and development, technology strategy or management of R&D would be highly valued, but all suitably qualified candidates will be welcome. The unique candidate with a doctorate in engineering or science would be of interest if she/he already has a record of scholarly research and teaching in managerial or organizational aspects of emerging science-and-technology enterprise. An applicant with prior experience in starting or helping to grow young technology-related ventures 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 instruction at Skoltech takes place in English, you must have a strong capability to teach and converse in English.

Our Offer

A challenging tenure-track position in an international, dynamic and professional environment.

  • The synergy between science, technology, and practice.
  • Time and support for research.
  • Internationally competitive financial resources and compensation.

We expect to fill two tenure-track positions with a starting date in Spring 2020, or at a mutually agreed date. We note that Skoltech also plans to hire two Visiting Faculty members (maximum two-year appointment, all academic ranks considered) for suitably qualified applicants able to commence employment by the Fall term of 2019.

Application Procedure

To submit an application visit:

Complete applications may be reviewed as they are submitted but must be received by  October 31, 2019,  to receive full consideration. Skoltech is committed to diversity and equality, and all are invited to apply without regard for gender, race or national origin.

For more information about the Skoltech visit:

For confidential inquiries, contact: Prof. Alessandro Golkar Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Skoltech:

or Lawrence Stein, Vice President, International Business Development & Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation:

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