Open Rank Professor - Department of Finance, Real Estate - Carl H. Lindner College of Business [Unpublished]

Department of Finance, Real Estate, and Insurance and Risk Management
Lindner College of Business
University of Cincinnati


The Department of Finance, Real Estate, and Insurance and Risk Management at the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business is seeking candidates to fill an open rank position (rank/title commensurate with credentials) to teach in its undergraduate and graduate programs in real estate (RE) and finance. 

In addition, highly qualified applicants may also be considered to serve as the Academic Director of the University of Cincinnati Real Estate program and the West Shell Chair in Real Estate.  The Real Estate program consists of an undergraduate major and minor (serving approximately 250 students in total), a graduate certificate in Real Estate, and is part of the department’s Master’s in Finance.

Lindner Finance, Real Estate, and Insurance and Risk Management faculty are recognized for excellence in research; publishing in and providing service to the leading academic journals, and actively participating in leading academic and professional conferences.  The faculty are also recognized for excellence in teaching, demonstrating innovation and commitment vital to student success. We nurture faculty as impactful thought leaders and institution builders, empowering professional development within our collegial, diverse, and vibrant community.

The Department of Finance, Real Estate, and Insurance and Risk Management is currently endeavoring to increase its engagement with industry in order to improve its ability to place undergraduate and graduate students in industry careers, recruit potential graduate students, encourage members of underrepresented groups to pursue careers in real estate, and foster research collaborations throughout the college.

Essential Functions:

  1. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in real estate and finance
  2. Conduct scholarly research in real estate, urban economics or related fields, including finance and economics; disseminate that research by publishing or presenting at conferences
  3. Serve on departmental and college committees related to topics such as recruiting, teaching, curriculum, research, promotion and tenure, or faculty development

The duties of the Academic Director role include:

  1. Leadership concerning strategic, operational, and academic initiatives and partnerships related to scholarly research and degree and/or non-degree educational programs
  2. Advise undergraduate and graduate students
  3. Ongoing curriculum review and development
  4. Outreach to the real estate industry including property development and management professionals/associations in collaboration with the Center’s ongoing Executive Director.  Note that the Executive Director is the point person for industry outreach and engagement; the Academic Director’s role will be to support these activities.

Minimum Requirements:

Prior to effective date of appointment:

  1. All ranks:  Ph.D. in Real Estate, Finance, or a related field
  2. Appointment as an Associate or Full Professor: evidence of thought leadership in real estate, finance, or a related field as demonstrated by at least two peer-reviewed publications in Real Estate or related areas and at least two other works in progress (e.g., papers under review at a journal or working papers in progress but not yet submitted). In addition, must have experience teaching at least two undergraduate or graduate courses in Real Estate or related areas.

Application Process

Create an applicant profile in Success Factors. Click Here to apply:  Attach the following documents to your APPLICATION.

  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume
  • A statement describing your teaching experience and education philosophy with student evaluations, if available.
  • In addition, have three (3) letters of reference sent to [email protected]

About Us

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati is recognized as one of the Most Beautiful College Campuses (Forbes). As part of a thriving, top-25 research university in a city with many Fortune 500 companies, the Lindner College of Business delivers academic excellence with an emphasis on experiential learning in a multi- disciplinary environment. We empower business problem solvers, adding real-world value to students and the communities they serve. The college’s new $120 million, 225,000-square-foot facility, opened in Fall 2019, firmly positions Lindner among the nation’s best business schools with high growth potential.

The Finance Department offers undergraduate majors in finance, real estate, and insurance and risk management.   The department also offers a Master’s in Finance and a graduate Certificate in Investments.  The Finance major is the second largest in the college and in the top 5 across the University. In addition, the insurance and risk management major has grown from zero to one of the top 15 nationally in seven years. 

The Finance Department houses several centers that bring together academia and practice by connecting students, faculty, and practitioners in a variety of formats.  The Johnson Investment Institute (JII) brings together practitioners and research faculty.  An important goal of the JII is providing students and faculty with access to state-of-the-art software and real-time data.  To that end, the JII manages the Johnson Investment Counsel Investment Lab.  The simulated trading floor found in the lab is a focal point of innovation within the new Lindner Hall.  The Carl H. Lindner III Center for Insurance and Risk Management seeks to understand and improve how economies, enterprises and individuals manage risk. The UC Real Estate Center is a resource for students and industry leaders to network and become immersed in the real estate industry. The Real Estate Center actively supports (1) corporate and industry-association partners, (2) scholarly research aimed at top-tier academic journals in real estate, urban economics, and finance, and (3) several undergraduate and graduate real estate programs.

As a center of commerce for a region of over two million people, the city of Cincinnati is a hub of innovation that attracts top business talent from all over the world. Cincinnati provides big city opportunities for business professionals with a high quality of life and a low cost of living. According to Forbes, Cincinnati is the 5th most affordable city in America, and the 9th best for raising a family. Healthgrades recognizes Cincinnati as #1 among the 44 US largest cities on the health care index, and U.S. News & World Report has ranked Cincinnati as the #1 city to live in Ohio. The community is welcoming, friendly, and inclusive. Mashable has ranked Cincinnati one of America's most social cities, and the Human Rights Campaign gives the city a perfect score on its Municipal Equality Index for LGBTQ inclusiveness. 

Learn more about us at

Search Committee Members:

1. Michael Ferguson (Chair)
2. Carl Goertemoeller
3. Annette Hofmann
4. Eunjee Kwon
5. Steve Slezak

Recruit Resources or Methods

                Discipline Journals: Chronicle of Higher Education
                Professional Meetings: American Finance Association Meeting
                On-line Bulletin Boards: Social Science Research Network/Financial Economics Network
                Institutions:  TBD

Women/People of Color/Veterans:
                Organizations: The PhD Project, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
                Personal Contacts: Via Email or telephone with colleagues at other institutions

Draft 4/28/2022

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