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Assistant/Associate Professor, Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management

Employer
University of Denver - Reiman School of Finance
Location
Denver, Colorado
Salary
$180,000 - $220,000
Closing date
Jan 6, 2024

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The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management starting in Fall of 2024. In the case that the candidate is hired as an Associate Professor, they will be holding the inaugural Glenn Mueller Professorship in the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management.

DU is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 11,800 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. DU is classified as an R1 Doctoral/Research University with very high research activity. U.S. News, The Princeton Review and Times Higher Education have consistently ranked DU among the nation’s top 100 universities. The Daniels College is the eighth oldest collegiate business program in the U.S. and has held AACSB accreditation since 1923. The Daniels College of Business is one of the largest colleges within the University, with 1,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. We offer a variety of majors and minors, including two bachelor’s degrees, four MBA degree programs, seven specialized master’s degrees, and an executive PhD program. Daniels is proud to be among the top business schools nationally and internationally to receive recognition for its graduate and undergraduate programs from U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, and Forbes. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the nations largest city park system, and a thriving business community, a Pew Research Study lists Denver as the #1 city in which people want to live.

Founded in 1908 and continuously accredited by AACSB International since 1923, we transform lives, organizations, and communities through educational experiences, outreach, and knowledge creation.

The Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management is founded on the full life cycle of the built environment. Students are prepared to fill an increasingly important role as an integrated project leader and acquire a cohesive understanding of the built environment in addition to the specific educational discipline of their choice. The foundation of the Burns School is the integration of academic and scholarly real estate and construction management knowledge with issues of real-world application.

The Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management offers a Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment (REBE) and an undergraduate major in Real Estate and Construction Management in the Colleges Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program, as well as minors with concentrations in Real Estate Finance and Investments, Real Estate Development and Construction Management. The Burns School offers rigorous academic instruction, enjoys strong industry support, and has eight full-time faculty members. The Burns School is recognized as an innovative leader in Real Estate and Construction Management.

Position Summary

We are open to applicants from all areas of real estate but have a particular interest in candidates doing research in the areas of real estate finance, investment, REITs, and capital markets. Applicants must have strong research skills and the ability and desire to conduct very high-quality research publishable in top real estate journals such as Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and Journal of Real Estate Research along with Financial Times 50 journals and other top urban economics journals (JUE, Journal of Regional Science, and Land Economics). The successful candidate is expected to teach courses during the academic year, which may include fall, winter, and/or spring quarters. Teaching responsibilities include both undergraduate and graduate-level courses using traditional, hybrid, and online delivery methods. Faculty members are expected to participate in the College’s faculty meetings, assurance of learning, and the advising of students in the program.

This position is research focused with strong support including summer support, course releases, data purchase funds, and generous research conference travel support for scholars consistently publishing in top real estate, urban economics, and finance journals.

In the case that the candidate is hired as an Associate Professor, they will be holding the inaugural Glenn Mueller Professorship in the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management.

Candidates will be interviewed at the ASSA/AFA/AREUEA meeting in San Antonio, January 4-6, 2024.

Essential Functions

Research, Scholarship, or Creative Work: This is a research-focused position, and the individual who fills this position will demonstrate the potential for conducting very high-quality research in real estate and housing markets. In the case of Associate Professor, they would have strong publication record as expected of an endowed position. The College and each academic unit maintain lists of target journals. All professors are expected to conduct primarily discipline-based research and focus on publishing in target journals in the premier category.

Teaching: Expected to deliver up to six courses or their equivalent throughout the academic year, which may include fall, winter, and/or spring quarters. Some of the courses are real estate principles, real estate finance and real estate investments. Summer research support and course releases will be given in the first two years. However, for highly productive research faculty publishing in the top real estate journals such as Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics and Journal of Real Estate Research, this benefit will be extended beyond the initial two years.

Service: The individual who fills this position will be expected to participate in the academic life of the Burns School and the Daniels College. This includes attendance at faculty meetings, participation in assurance of learning, curriculum development, and active engagement in scholarly activities such as research symposia. The Associate Professor is expected to provide substantial service to the academic, business and/or professional communities. Significant involvement with students is expected of all faculty members.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent research skills including strong methods, working with large datasets including financial databases like WRDS, CRSP, Compustat, S&P Capital IQ and Trepp.
  • Strong knowledge of programing languages like Python/SAS/STATA/R.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with a variety of teaching methods.
  • Outstanding teaching skills.
  • Initiative and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative, collegial environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI, https://www.du.edu/equity).
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence, equity, and access in education.
  • Exceptional abilities in scholarly and/or creative activities are needed as required by the department/center/school/college and position.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in real estate, finance, or a closely related field. ABD will be considered but degree must be completed no later than March 31 of the first year of employment at Daniels.
  • Demonstrated potential for strong performance in research as showcased by the current pipeline of research, and submissions in top tiered real estate, finance, and urban economics journals.
  • Strong potential to publish in Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, and Financial Times Top 50 journals or equivalent as showcased by the current pipeline of research, and submissions in top tiered real estate, finance, and urban economics journals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging diverse student populations and students with different learning styles.

Working Environment

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule
While the University's administrative offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, faculty schedules vary from term to term and are based on courses taught, service commitments, and research agendas. The University's academic calendars are posted on the registrar's website (the law school is on a semester system and has a different academic calendar).

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on December 15, 2023.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. For any inquiries about this position please reach out to Daniel Trujillo at Daniel.Trujillo@du.edu.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $180,000 - $220,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits:
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter
3. Job Market Paper or High-Quality Working paper
4. Other Research Publications or Working Papers demonstrating strong potential to publish in journals mentioned above
5. Complete Teaching Evaluations for the most recent two years
6. Three professional references

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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The Reiman School of Finance is an academic unit of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver in Colorado. DU is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 11,800 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. DU is classified as a Doctoral/Research University with high research activity. Times Higher Education and U.S. News have ranked DU among the nation’s top 100 universities. The Daniels College is the eighth oldest collegiate business program in the U.S. and has held AACSB accreditation since 1923. The Daniels College of Business is one of the largest colleges within the University, with 1,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. We offer a variety of majors and minors, including two bachelor’s degrees, four MBA degree programs, six specialized master’s degrees, and an executive PhD program. We are committed to the principles of multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusive excellence through involvement and participation in university and college wide projects and initiatives. Daniels is proud to be among the top business schools nationally and internationally to receive recognition for its graduate and undergraduate programs from U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times and Forbes. The Reiman School of Finance, consisting of 17 full-time faculty members, offers an undergraduate BSBA major in finance, a finance minor, a Master’s Degree in Applied Quantitative Finance, and provides core classes for the MBA and PhD students and other degree programs within the college.The Daniels College of Business is widely recognized for its focus on business ethics.

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