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Robert M. Stanton Endowed Chair of Real Estate and Director of the E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate
Posted: 10/28/2019

Robert M. Stanton Endowed Chair of Real Estate and Director of the E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate

Old Dominion University invites applications for the Robert M. Stanton Endowed Chair of Real Estate and Director of the E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate, a tenure track position at the full professor level within the Department of Finance of the Strome College of Business.   The position is named after Mr. Robert M. Stanton, an Old Dominion University alumnus and a prominent real estate developer.  Responsibilities include teaching, research, outreach to the commercial real estate community, and service to the university, college, and department.  The college offers an undergraduate real estate major, a real estate minor, an MBA program, and a Ph.D. program in International Business with a concentration in Finance, Marketing, Management, and Information Technology, and a Ph.D. Program in Public Administration and Urban Policy.

 We seek a talented professional whose interests lie in commercial real estate, blending practical and theoretical interests to engage students and the commercial real estate industry.  The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate in finance, real estate, or a related field from an AACSB accredited institution and will have a strong interest and professional experience in commercial real estate broadly conceived, a substantial research record, experience in real estate instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and evidence of community outreach.  Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating an interest in growing student enrollments in real estate.     

The Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University is located in Norfolk, Virginia and enjoys proximity to beaches, a thriving economy, and a vibrant arts community.  During the past few years, the college has moved into a new building, established endowments and secured funding for faculty development.  Moreover, the College is home to the E. V. Williams Center for Real Estate.  This Center offers programs and services to a community that includes an annual real estate market review, sponsored research, and guest lecture series.  The Strome College of Business is committed to the concept that diversity in people and ideas enhances the educational experience.

Old Dominion University is a residential and research-extensive public institution with a total student enrollment of 25,000, with approximately 6,000 graduate students.  A third of the students are from minority backgrounds, and over 1,100 are international students from 94 countries.  ODU has a full time equivalent diverse faculty of over 850 of which 40% are female.  The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia.  It has a diverse population of 1.7 million, is a major recreation area, and home to the Port of Virginia and the largest naval base in the world.  Programs are also offered at three Higher Education Centers in the region and through Distance Learning.

For consideration, applicants should submit a letter demonstrating interests in commercial real estate and student engagement, a curriculum vitae listing publications and teaching experience, a published article, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three references.  Applications should be submitted at  The position will remain open until filled, but screening of applicants will begin October 1, 2019. Inquiries should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee:  Dr. Mohammad Najand (757-683-3509; ). 

 It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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