The School of Business at the University of Connecticut invites
applications for Director of the Center for Real Estate and Urban
Economic Studies, a nationally and internationally recognized
academic center of excellence in real estate education and
research. The Director will hold a non-tenure-track teaching
appointment at the rank of Extension Instructor or Assistant
Extension Professor within the Finance Department and will begin in
The School is looking for candidates who have a solid
understanding of real estate as an asset class, strong leadership
experience, and a desire to engage with the professional real
estate community. The successful candidate will be expected
to lead the Center’s outreach mission targeted at the real estate
professional community, as well as be committed to effective
undergraduate and graduate instruction, the development of
innovative courses, and the mentoring of students in their
This position will also be expected to assist the University in
its efforts to broaden participation among members of
underrepresented groups; demonstrate through their public
engagement and teaching the richness of diversity in the learning
experience; integrate multicultural experiences into relevant
course content; and contribute to the development of pedagogical
techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles
and intellectual interests.
Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution
and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s
flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus
in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13
Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and
Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in
Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and
staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates
and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a
Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution,
among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through
research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity
and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in
its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health
and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic,
cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The
University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence
as well as a center for innovation and social service to
communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and
innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting
opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of
undergraduate applications and support for student success have
enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities of the Director include,
but are not limited to:
- Leading the Center’s outreach efforts including engaging and
managing relationships with real estate industry professionals and
professional organizations, such as the SIOR, CAR, and the GHAR
state associations, Center alumni and friends, and the Connecticut
Real Estate Commission.
- Working with the School of Business Development team to raise
funds for scholarships, research endowments, and other
- Overseeing the support and provision of real estate educational
material and services to the Connecticut Real Estate Commission, as
outlined in the Center enabling legislation.
- Supporting student activities ranging from oversight of the
Real Estate Society to recruitment and engagement with potential
employers of real estate majors and minors. The Director will also
work closely with faculty to facilitate and encourage their
involvement in student activities.
- Organizing and supporting student trips to Hartford, Boston,
New York City, and Washington DC, among other locations, as well as
student participation in case competitions.
- Providing administrative support to the research function of
the Center and supporting the Center’s engagement and partnership
with specialized conferences that take place in-state,
out-of-state, and internationally.
- Coordinating and supporting state-wide annual economic real
estate updates with local professional firms and associations.
- Organizing and coordinating semi-annual meetings of the
Center’s Advisory Committee.
- Supervising professional staff who provide administrative and
program support for the Center.
- Preparing the Center’s annual report, which is submitted to the
School of Business, the University, and the State of
- Working closely with other UConn departments and research
groups who are engaged in real estate-related teaching and research
- As an extension faculty member, teaching two three-credit
courses per academic year.
- Providing additional academic-related service activities within
the Finance Department, the School of Business, and the
- Master’s or another graduate degree. Equivalent foreign degrees
- Five years of related real estate experience. One year
overseeing large projects OR in a supervisory capacity over a
- Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated
- Demonstrated experience managing relationships with
stakeholders in the real estate and/or business community.
- Demonstrated excellent administrative, organizational, and
supervisory skills, including experience identifying and resolving
administrative and day-to-day problems, prioritizing, multitasking,
and time management.
- Experience in undergraduate and/or graduate teaching.
- Interest in participating in fundraising efforts.
- Ph.D. or another terminal degree in real estate or related
field (completed or expected by August 22, 2022). Equivalent
foreign degrees are acceptable.
- Demonstrated teaching excellence in higher education.
- Ability to contribute through teaching, research, and/or
service and community engagement to the diversity and excellence of
the Center’s and Department’s missions.
- Interest in and ability to teach a real estate technology
course is desirable.
- Proven track record leading successful fundraising
This is a full-time, 11-month end-date non-tenure track position
with the possibility of annual reappointment, contingent upon
positive annual reviews and program funding, and may lead to a
multi-year appointment. The successful candidate will be assigned a
primary academic appointment at the Storrs campus, with the
possibility of course assignment outside of the base campus or
online. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon
the successful candidate’s compliance with the
University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination
Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are
required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and
condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral
has been approved.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the
successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background
Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21592
and submit the following application materials:
- A cover letter specifically addressing your
credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications
- Curriculum vitae.
- A one-page teaching statement with attached
- A one-page commitment to diversity statement
(as related to broadening participation, integrating multicultural
experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques
to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.)
- Three letters of reference.
Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue
until the position is filled. Preference will be given to
applications received by May 13, 2022.
For more information regarding the Center for Real Estate,
please visit the Center website at realestate.business.uconn.edu.
More information about the Finance Department can be found at
finance.uconn.edu, and the School of Business at
Inquiries other than applications can be directed to: Chinmoy
Ghosh, Finance Department, University of Connecticut, School of
Business, 2100 Hillside Road, Unit 1041, Storrs, CT 06269-1041 or
via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence
is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse
This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of
Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and
supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students,
faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff
continues to increase, as does the number of honors students,
valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their
top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the
University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions,
leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research
universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to
fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse
University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment
Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women,
veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally