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Robert M. Stanton Endowed Chair of Real Estate and Economic Development
Posted: 11/20/2019


Robert M. Stanton Endowed Chair of Real Estate and Economic Development
Harvey Lindsay School of Real Estate

The Harvey Lindsay School of Real Estate, Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University invites nominations and applications for the Robert M. Stanton Endowed Chair of Real Estate and Economic Development, a tenure track position at the senior associate/full professor level. The Chair is named after Mr. Robert M. Stanton, an 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 school. The Strome School offers an undergraduate major/minor in real estate, an MBA, a PhD with concentrations in Finance, Marketing, Management, and Information Technology, and a PhD 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 degree in finance, real estate, or a related field, and will have strong interest in commercial real estate, a substantial research record, and experience in real estate instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preference will be given to those candidates with professional experience with the commercial real estate industry and demonstrated interest in growing student enrollments in real estate.

Located in Norfolk, Va., The Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University enjoys proximity to beaches, a thriving economy, and a vibrant arts community. During the past few years the College established endowments and secured funding for The Lindsay School of Real Estate and the E. V. Williams Center for Real Estate and Economic Development. The Williams Center offers programs and services to the community including an annual real estate market review, sponsored research, and guest lecture series.

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. Norfolk is one of 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. The University offers programs 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 January 27, 2020. Inquiries should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Mohammad Najand (757-683-3509;

The Strome College of Business is committed to the concept that diversity in people and ideas enhances the educational experience in every management program.

Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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