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U. of Florida-Clinical Professor and Director of Applied Research
Posted: 11/07/2019

U. of Florida-Clinical Professor and Director of Applied Research

Associate/Full Clinical Professor in Real Estate – Executive Director of Applied Research – UF Bergstrom Real Estate Center (53953)
University of Florida: Warrington College of Business Administration: 17060000 - BA-FINANCE, INSURANCE & REAL ESTATE: 17060100 - BA-FIRE BUSINESS OFFICE

Gainesville, FL

Open Date
Oct 1, 2019

Oct 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Recognizing the rapidly increasing demands in the level of sophisticated insights needed to understand the real estate environment, the University of Florida, through the UF Bergstrom Real Estate Center, seeks to bring together the University’s comprehensive research capabilities in agriculture, architecture, building construction, business, economics, engineering, geography, law, medicine, urban planning and other academic disciplines to conduct, synthesize, and disseminate practical, user oriented research. This effort will be focused on the ownership, development and use of real estate, broadly defines, that can inform decisions that will shape the future, improve lives and offer innovative multi-disciplinary solutions to the most pressing issues in real estate.

The Center is committed to advancing the understanding of trends and innovations across real estate related fields. With the help of researchers across the University, the Center will develop new insights into best practices and report on new innovations that will shape the future of the residential and commercial real estate industry and create sustainable communities for our citizens. To accomplish these goals, the Center has created and incorporated into its structure a program of applied real estate research to be known as the "Applied Real Estate Research Program" of the UF Bergstrom Real Estate Center. It is the intent of the Center, through the creation of the Program, to expand the ability of the Center to conduct, facilitate, and summarize such research and communicate the information derived from it to the people and organizations involved in residential and commercial real estate including, but not limited to, developers, owners, operators, investors, lenders, brokers, policy makers and end users of real property within the State of Florida and nationally. This vision is founded in the University’s land-grant origins and aligns with the land-grant mission to bring the results of University research to the public and other interested stakeholders.

The Program will be administered by the executive director of the applied research program, who will be a 12-month non-tenure track faculty member of the Department of Finance and Real Estate in UF’s Warrington College of Business. The holder of this position will also be a staff member of the UF Bergstrom Real Estate Center. The position will report within the University’s faculty guidelines but will also report to the Bergstrom Center Director.

The Executive Director will:

• Develop a strategic plan for this initiative.
• Provide strategic direction.
• Define research priorities.
• Conduct research.
• Recruit affiliate researchers across campus and coordinate research efforts among affiliates.
• Develop a process for issuing research grants.
• Collaborate with the Warrington College communications staff in publication and marketing of research findings.
• Represent the center at industry conferences.
• Serve as a spokesperson for the Center on research related matters.
• Direct a team of student assistants, part-time staff and potentially full-time staff working on the Program's activities.


The ideal candidate will:
• Be academically qualified with a PhD or DBA.
• Have a minimum of 10 years of experience.
• Have experience in both industry and academic environments.
• Be a skilled communicator with experience speaking to national media outlets and in front of large audiences.
• Have experience producing and publishing research.
• Have the ability to collaborate with researchers across the university.

Application Instructions

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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