UCL - BREI - Lecturer (Assistant Prof) Economics And Finance Of Real Estate

LECTURER IN ECONOMICS AND FINANCE OF REAL ESTATE

Department: Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Location: Here East/UCL East (with regular travel to Bloomsbury)

Reports to Director of School

Context
We are particularly keen to receive applications from scholars with a focus on race and spatial justice in real estate research and teaching. This post provides an opportunity to innovate in pedagogy and curriculum content, and to develop research which speaks directly to the issues of race, justice and equity. The School is committed to fostering scholarship on race and spatial justice, articulating the effects of race on spaces, and taking steps to undo the harm of racism through our educational offering, research activity, and fair representation in our staff and student community.

The Bartlett Faculty

The UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment is the UK’s leading multidisciplinary faculty of the built environment, covering architecture, construction and project management, planning and environmental design as well as other specialist fields, such as spatial economics and real estate. It is one of the world’s largest and most successful centres of built environment research and teaching, with the most world-leading research in its field in the UK, according to the Government’s Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

The Bartlett is unique in offering a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of the built environment. With the ability to combine multiple disciplines, the Bartlett at the forefront of the debate that is shaping the future of our cities.

The Bartlett’s staff and students represent many nationalities, and the atmosphere is lively and cosmopolitan. Many of the staff are or have been involved in practice or consultancy, thereby establishing a clear link between theory and practice, and its location in the heart of London means the Bartlett is able to draw on the capital’s numerous experts and facilities in the field of the built environment.

The Bartlett is housed in buildings in and around UCL’s central campus in Bloomsbury, with new laboratories and executive education facilities based at UCL East, on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. There are studios, workshops, computing and environmental laboratories, and an extensive library, with about 35,000 books and 375 periodical subscriptions on architecture, construction, building science and planning.

Further information about the Faculty can be found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/

The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

The Bartlett School of Sustainable is one of the world’s leading academic centres of excellence in the management of projects and construction economics. Its mission is to have successful students, outstanding outputs and grateful clients, by:

  • delivering research-informed teaching on leading theories and practice
  • performing research which is useful to practitioners and is valued by scholars
  • advising on issues and delivering solutions to government and industry which improve performance

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the School was the highest in its discipline in terms of numbers of staff with top output ratings. This indicates that staff in Sustainable Construction had more worldleading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) outputs than any other institution in its field in terms of research originality, significance and rigour. 

The School has around 500 students and more than 50 staff members. Staff have strong international links with other leading global universities, and strategic relationships with relevant parts of government, key organisations in specific fields and major companies, in and beyond construction.

Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are consistently informed by research, and cover all areas of project management and construction management, with a particular focus on economics and finance, infrastructure, and more recently, a strong and growing research and teaching strand on digital innovation and real estate. Several students have won international awards for work done as part of their programmes, not least the prestigious Bouygues Defi award and the CIOB International undergraduate dissertation competition.

More information about the School can be found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/construction/

The Bartlett Real Estate Institute

Housed in the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, The Bartlett Real Estate Institute (BREI) is a global institute for advancing real estate research, education and debate. Many varied forms of built asset and defined as real estate, which currently accounts for around 60% of the world’s tangible wealth. But to recognise real estate solely in terms of its financial value – as a commodity in a tradeable market – is only part of the story. BREI takes a new approach to real estate and aims to inspire new ways of thinking about real estate through cutting edge research. BREI brings together academics and practitioners with different backgrounds who are passionate about real estate and work on projects addressing the most important questions in real estate.

BREI also recognises the importance of spatial and racial justice in real estate and has active research programmes in these areas.

Main purpose of the job
The Lecturer in Economics and Finance of Real Estate will contribute to the teaching and development of the MSc in Real Estate Economics and Investment Analysis and will teach real estate economics and/or finance across the curriculum. The curriculum includes standard topics in Real Estate investment but also spatial and racial inequality as well as data science.

Duties and responsibilities

Research

  • The postholder will undertake research, publish at an international level of excellence in their field, and take a lead in encouraging research achievement among colleagues and students.
  • The postholder will be expected to initiate or participate in practice-based or applied research projects with industry partners individually or as part of a team within CPM and UCL.
  • The postholder will be involved in broadening and strengthening BSCPM’s research and policy networks, whether with academic institutions or professional practitioners both in the UK and internationally.
  • The postholder will be active in applying for research funding, and to foster a culture of grant application amongst colleagues and graduates.
  • The postholder will be expected to lead, or be engaged as part of a team, in short course offerings and consultancy services on behalf of the BSCPM.

Teaching

  • The Lecturer will be expected teach across the curriculum, particularly on our MSc programmes in the Real Estate Institute and our new MSc in Real Estate Economics and Investment Analysis.
  • The Lecturer should train students at MPhil/PhD degree levels and contribute to teaching in areas of race and spatial justice.
  • The Lecturer will be required to supervise and examine MSc and doctoral students working on a range of topics in the field of real estate economics and finance.

Enabling

  • The Lecturer will be required to contribute to administrative duties within the CPM as requested by the CPM Director.
  • The Lecturer will be expected to serve in departmental, faculty and UCL committees as and when opportunities arise.

Related Activities

  • The postholder will carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by the line manager or Head of Department/Division.
  • The postholder will actively follow UCL policies including Equal Opportunities and Race Equality policies.
  • The postholder will maintain an awareness and observation of Fire and Health & Safety Regulations.
  • The postholder will show a commitment to UCL’s policy of equal opportunity and the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds.

Note: this job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the postholder.

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