UND Seeking Director For New UAS Research Institute

The University of North Dakota is seeking a founding director to lead its newly created Institute of Unmanned and Autonomous Systems.

The job is one of the latest step in a process that has rerouted reporting lines for unmanned aircraft systems programs within the university in an effort to centralize and open the technology up to departments beyond the university’s aerospace school.

Earlier this week, UND announced the creation of the research institute. Its founding director would play a major role in developing the institute. Job duties include developing strong research, educational and business relationships,  increasing research revenues and drive UAS company formation and recruitment to North Dakota.

The director position reports directly to the university’s vice president of research and economic development. No salary is listed but the job posting does note it is negotiable.

The position is open until filled but application review will begin March 1.

The full job posting can be seen here.