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The Program in Real Estate seeks to fill an Assistant Professor of Practice position to begin March 10, 2018. The position will be responsible for teaching 12-24 credit hours of courses per academic year and participate in the professional advising and mentoring of students. The successful candidate may teach data analysis, market research, development, finance and other real estate courses. The Real Estate major provides students with broad education ranging from initial project conceptualization thorough the entire real estate cycle to asset disposition. Students are required to select an area of specialization (e.g., finance, property management, construction, etc.) to add depth to their education. Candidates should have an appropriate academic and/or professional background and expertise to teach courses in financial and market analytics. While professor of practice faculty members may conduct research and present their findings in professional or academic venues, there are no expectations for a research program publishing in peer-reviewed journals as with a tenure-track faculty appointment. However, they are expected to be able to understand and evaluate the research that applies to their field and incorporate this cutting-edge knowledge in their teaching. In addition to teaching professor of practice faculty are expected to remain active in their professions in ways that contribute to their assignment such as conducting applied research to support industry outreach, serving in technical, professional and associations committees, and similar activities. They may also be expected to engage in departmental, college, and university service activities. The successful candidate will answer to the Director of the Program in Real Estate and will have an academic home in an appropriate department within the Pamplin College of Business (e.g., Finance, Marketing, etc.). The professor of practice is a non-tenure-track position and advancement in rank to Associate and Professor of Practice is achievable and highly encouraged. The position is not intended to be transferred to tenure status. This is a 9-month, academic-year appointment that is renewed annually based on performance. The successful candidate may supplement their income through grants and consulting during the summer months. Professor of practice faculty members are expected to maintain AACSB status as either Instructional Practitioner, Scholarly Practitioner, Practice Academic or Scholarly Academic.
Qualifications include a graduate degree (i.e., a master's degree or higher) in a field that incorporates quantitative methods to analyze financial, market, economic or like data, and industry experience conducting and analyzing real estate data. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required – a successful candidate must be deemed an effective teacher at the undergraduate level.
The preferred candidate will have evidence of prior teaching experience through their professional employment, professional associations, in a formal academic setting, or relevant education venue. The preferred candidate will have at least five years of experience conducting, leading and managing analysis of real estate financial and/or market data. Preferred candidates will have their CCIM designation, be ARGUS certified, and have experience with CoStar, REIS and other sources of real estate data. Consideration will be given to applicants that have MAI and CPM designations.
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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