Visiting Scholar/Visiting Faculty Position in Real Estate

Visiting Scholar/Visiting Faculty Position in Real Estate

The College of Business at Florida State University is seeking to fill a visiting faculty position in real estate for the 2022-23 academic year. The anticipated start date is in August 2022. In addition to supporting the visitor’s research agenda, the appointment includes a teaching assignment.

Department: The Real Estate program is housed within the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate, and Legal Studies in the College of Business. The department houses nationally acclaimed programs in both risk management/insurance and real estate. The Real Estate program is supported by the FSU Real Estate Center and an actively engaged alumni network (program and center activities are detailed below).

Responsibilities: The visiting faculty member is invited to participate in a full range of activities of the program, college, and university (e.g., research colloquia, symposia, and conferences). The visitor will be provided an office, university computing support, and enjoy access to the program’s data, software, and library resources. The visitor will be encouraged to explore new opportunities for collaborative research with FSU faculty and graduate students.

The ideal candidate is a recent Ph.D. recipient or Ph.D. candidate (ABD) specializing in real estate, finance, or economics, who is interested in developing their research and teaching portfolios, or a seasoned faculty member interested in retooling their courses and exploring new research ideas. The teaching specialties sought are real estate investment and real estate valuation.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. with a specialization in real estate, finance, economics, or equivalent, from an AACSB-accredited program (note that doctoral students who have completed their program of study and are working to complete their doctoral thesis will be considered). An appointment for the 2022-23 academic year is preferred; however, a partial year appointment (i.e., for fall 2022 or spring 2023 only) will be considered. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to research and teaching excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity: An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:

Contact Info: For additional information, please contact G. Stacy Sirmans, the Chastain Eminent Scholar in Real Estate and search committee chair ([email protected]).

University: One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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Pay Plan: This is a faculty position.

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Criminal Background Check: This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

Tobacco Free Campus: Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

How to Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply for the position at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Real Estate at Florida State University

The Real Estate Program
The program is consistently ranked among the nation’s top programs at public institutions (most recently ranked 5th by U.S. News & World Report, 2022); and its faculty members are consistently ranked among the top in research appearances in the core real estate research journals. The program offerings include a bachelor’s degree with a major in real estate; a master’s degree in finance with a specialization in real estate; an MBA degree with a specialization in real estate; and a support area within the Ph.D. program in finance. Approx. 1,000 students enroll in real estate courses annually. With over 350 graduate and undergraduate students pursuing real estate degrees and/or specializations, the program is one of the largest and most successful in the nation.

The FSU Real Estate Center
The center is established to enhance the Real Estate program at FSU by expanding student learning experiences and opportunities, engaging its professional and academic constituencies; and supporting the program’s team of distinguished faculty. The center’s goal is to increase student and alumni success, enhance faculty productivity and influence, and continue to raise the national stature of the program.

The center seeks to “expand the classroom” through a variety of activities, including but not limited to:

  • its annual “Real Estate TRENDS Conference”—a world-class forum organized to discuss the emerging trends facing the real estate profession;  the Real Estate Investment Fund (REIF), actively managed by students in the program;
  • the “Evan D. Jennings Executive Speaker Series” which brings prominent decision makers to campus to discuss the critical issues of the day;
  • the “FSU-Kislak Market Strategy Forums” and roundtables hosted in metropolitan markets that are designed to assess regional conditions and opportunities;
  • the “Real Deals & Entrepreneurs Series” where executives discuss the “nuts & bolts” of deal making;
  • and the “Critical Issues in Real Estate” research symposium.

The center helps to facilitate student participation at professional meetings (e.g., AI, CCIM, ICSC, NAIOP, SIOR and ULI), awards scholarships and fellowships, and facilitates placement.

The center seeks to advance meaningful research through annual and endowed funding support and the establishment of endowed eminent scholar chairs, professorships, and scholars’ programs.

The center’s Executive Board assists in advancing the program's visibility and national standing; serves in an advisory capacity to the program's faculty; assists in developing strategies to enhance the program's resources; and assists with career counseling, mentoring and placement of the program's students. The board consists of approximately 60 directors and 24 conference committee members. The center has an alumni and friends network of approximately 7,500 members. The center's operations are supported by its programs, funded research, endowed earnings, and by the generous assistance from its board members, program partners, alumni, friends, and sponsors. The center maintains a policy of political non-advocacy.

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