Assistant Extension Professor of Real Estate

Assistant Extension Professor of Real Estate

INTRODUCTION

The School of Business at the University of Connecticut invites applications for an Assistant Extension Professor in the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies, a nationally and internationally recognized academic center of excellence in real estate education and research. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment within the Finance Department and will begin in Fall 2022.

The successful candidate will be expected to be the primary liaison between the Center and the CT Department of Consumer Protection for the real estate industry delivering continuing education for real estate licenses (mandatory legal courses for DCP).  Assist with the execution of the Center’s outreach mission targeted at the real estate professional community, as well as be committed to effective undergraduate instruction, and to the mentoring of students in their professional development. 

This position will also be expected to assist the University in its efforts to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their public engagement and teaching the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into relevant course content; and contribute to the development of 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 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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Producing mandatory continuing education legal courses for real estate licenses for the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP).
  • Serving as a liaison for the DCP for outreach in the real estate industry.
  • Assisting the Director of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies with student programs and activities, including educational seminars and field trips to cities such as Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury, Boston, New York, and Las Vegas.
  • Conducting seminars for real estate educators and attorneys.
  • Coordinating programs and activities for real estate students.
  • Attending industry meetings and conferences such as REEA, ICSC, CoreNet Global, etc.
  • Teaching two three-credit undergraduate/graduate courses per academic year, one in Finance/Real Estate Principles and the second in Business Law.
  • Performing other service/outreach-related duties for the Center as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Earned Juris Doctor degree with a license to practice law in Connecticut.  Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated collegiality.
  • Five years of related experience managing relationships with stakeholders in the real estate and/or business community.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Demonstrated college teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute through teaching, research, and/or service and community engagement to the diversity and excellence of the Center’s and Department’s missions.

APPOINTMENT TERMS 

This is a full-time, 11-month end-date non-tenure track position with the possibility of annual reappointment, contingent upon positive annual reviews and program funding, and may lead to a multi-year appointment. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2022. The successful candidate will be assigned a primary academic appointment at the Storrs campus, with the possibility of course assignment outside of the base campus or online.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY 

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21914 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter specifically addressing your credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A one-page teaching statement with attached teaching evaluations
  • A one-page commitment to diversity statement (as related to broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.)
  • Three (3) letters of reference 

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately, with full consideration given to applicants who apply by July 6, 2022. 

For more information regarding the Center for Real Estate, please visit the Center website at realestate.business.uconn.edu.  More information about the Finance Department can be found at finance.uconn.edu and the School of Business at business.uconn.edu.  

Inquiries other than applications can be directed to: Chinmoy Ghosh, Finance Department, University of Connecticut, School of Business, 2100 Hillside Road, Unit 1041, Storrs, CT 06269-1041 or via email to [email protected].

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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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