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Florida State University: Licensing Manager OR Senior Licensing Manager


Florida State University’s Office of Commercialization is hiring for a Licensing Manager OR Senior Licensing Manager.  The level of the position will be based on the selected applicant’s experience and education.

This role manages the identification, evaluation protection and commercialization of intellectual property rights. Works with FSU faculty and staff to evaluate research developments to identify potential commercial opportunities, obtain invention disclosures, advise on best practices to maximum revenue potential for IP license, and initiates strategies for success. Works with outside firms to design protection for identified intellectual property.

Identifies commercialization opportunities for University Intellectual Property (IP) including licensing IP to established companies and/or identifying potential startup company opportunities. Negotiates licensee for University Intellectual Property with established and startup companies. Manages a portfolio of license agreements regarding to the relationship between university and licensee. Fosters relationships between licensee and faculty/staff inventors to aid in commercialization of licensed IP, including the facilitation and encouragement of sponsored research in the inventors’ laboratories.

Provides hands-on assistance with Office of Commercialization programs and events, to include but not limited to; university internal distribution of grants, events displaying University IP, faculty and staff recognition events, and any other programs, projects, or events with which the Office of Commercialization is involved. Assists with special projects as designated by the director on an as needed basis, as well as acts on the Director’s behalf in their absence.

Contact Info

Any questions about the positions should be directed to Shayla Crumity at

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in these positions, apply to Florida State University at Job ID Licensing Manager 55927 or Senior Licensing Manager -55916.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed here.