Open Rank Professor in Real Estate - Gordan S. Lang School of Business and Economics, University of Guelph

Assistant or Associate Professor in Real Estate
Gordan S. Lang School of Business and Economics, University of Guelph

Position Title/Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor
College: Gordan S. Lang School of Business and Economics
Academic Unit: Marketing and Consumer Studies
Application Deadline: December 31, 2022

Position Description:

The Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of real estate. Applicants should have or be near completion of a Ph.D. in real estate or in closely related areas of economics and finance. The appointment start date can be as early as May 2023 but no later than August 2023. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

The candidate will be appointed at a rank appropriate to their credentials, and be responsible for teaching, pursuing scholarship, and service.

  • Teaching: The candidate is expected to teach both at the undergraduate and graduate level with the goal of integrating relevant experience into the curriculum. Examples of undergraduate courses include Urban Economics and Real Estate Market Analysis, while potential graduate courses include Fundamentals of Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate Finance and Investment, Real Estate Development, Property and Asset Management, and Real Estate Analytics. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable teaching excellence.
  • Scholarship: The candidate is expected to show strong potential (tenure-track), or a proven track record (tenured), of internationally recognized high-quality publications. Preference will be given to candidates with a research focus in areas such as housing and mortgage financing, industrial real estate, urban economics, and government policy regarding real estate.
  • Service: The candidate is expected to actively participate in service activities as assigned by the Department Chair. Preference will be given to candidates interested in providing leadership and support in managing our upcoming Masters of Real Estate program.

Regardless of an applicant’s discipline, preference will be given to candidates with work experience or knowledge of Canadian real estate markets. 

About our Department, School and University

The position is housed in the Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, which offers many undergraduate and graduate programs, including a Bachelor of Commerce degree focusing on Real Estate.
At the graduate level, we plan to offer a Masters of Real Estate starting in September 2024. More information about the Department can be found at

Our Department is an integral part of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics ( Formed in 2006, the Lang School is the youngest college at the University of Guelph but delivers one of the largest undergraduate business programs in Ontario with over 4,000 students currently enrolled. Our School provides a learning environment that encourages critical reflection, personal growth, and promotes traditional and emerging themes of management and economics. We offer a wide range of specialized programs in business and economics across undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.

The University of Guelph is the second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process 

For timely consideration, please submit by December 31, 2022 the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching interest and teaching philosophy and (4) a research statement to:

Email: [email protected]

Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Tirtha Dhar
Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Assessment of applications will begin early January and continue until the position is filled. Short listed candidates will be contacted for a first-round interview (to be conducted through Zoom). You will also be asked to arrange for three letters of reference.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion ( is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

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