The Department of Finance, School of Business at the University of Connecticut invites applications from candidates to serve as a Full/Associate Professor of Real Estate Finance, beginning either January or August 2023. The position is full-time (9-month) tenure-track at the rank of Full or Associate Professor in the areas of real estate/finance. The successful candidate may be considered for tenure at hire, depending on the record of research and teaching.
The Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies, housed in the School of Business, is the home of one of the nation’s top ranked real estate education programs, consistently ranked in the top 3 in the world based on the Journal of Real Estate Research’s annual REAL rankings.
The successful candidate will conduct high quality research publishable in leading journals in real estate, finance, and economics, and actively participate in prominent national and international academic conferences in Real Estate and Finance. The candidate will teach finance and/or real estate classes at the undergraduate and/or MBA levels and maintain and facilitate a rich agenda of high-quality research and teaching. The Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies (CRUES) has a strong commitment to service to the state and profession, and any appointee will be expected to contribute to those efforts.
The successful candidate will also share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, innovative courses and instruction methods, and mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through research, teaching, and/or public engagement their commitment to, and support of, diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing 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 a 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.
Ph.D. in real estate, finance, or economics from an accredited institution. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable
Active and nationally recognized program of academic research complemented by an established record of publications in top-tier journals in areas related to real estate, finance, and economics. An international reputation as a scholar in the field is desirable.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels
Record of success in service and involvement in international real estate academic communities as well as domestic activity
Record of academic service activities at the Department, School, and/or University level(s), as appropriate for their rank
The rank and salary of the position, as well as consideration for tenure at hire, will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience, consistent with School of Business and University policies. The successful candidate may be considered for tenure at hire, depending on the record of research and teaching. Salary depends on the candidate’s qualifications and experience and is highly competitive. Tenure-track faculty have a 9-month appointment term. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach online or at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.);
Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
Samples of research, including journal articles or books
Threeletters of reference.
Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately, with full consideration given to applicants who apply by August 31, 2022. For more information regarding the Department of Finance please visit the Department website at https://finance.business.uconn.edu/. For questions, please contact Dr. Chinmoy Ghosh, Department Head of Finance, at Chinmoy.firstname.lastname@example.org or Blaine Aponte, Department Assistant, at email@example.com.
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This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.
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 underrepresented populations.
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