The blog of Academe Magazine. Opinions published here do not necessarily represent the policies of the AAUP.
Executive Director, Intellectual Capital: Chicago Booth seeks to better exploit the wealth of intellectual capital created by its faculty. The Executive Director, Intellectual Capital serves as the Chief Knowledge Officer, and is charged with creating a vision for sharing and disseminating that intellectual capital and overseeing the implementation of that vision.
Chief Knowledge Officer? Exploit the wealth of faculty intellectual capital? Reading more of the job description doesn’t make it any more comprehensible: “Build and lead an effective team of a few domain specialists that helps accomplish responsibilities.”
Obviously, I’m not qualified for this job because I can’t begin to fathom what the hell this person is supposed to be doing, beyond creating more excellent and meaningless business school catchphrases.