Professor and Director of the Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate

San Diego, California
Aug 09, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Finance in the Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University ( is recruiting for the position of Professor and Director of the Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate ( (filling this position will be contingent upon state funding).  Qualified applicants will have a doctoral-level degree in real estate or a related discipline with a record of high-quality scholarship and the capacity to provide leadership in the Real Estate Center through on-going development of strategies and operations.  Recruitment will be at the Associate or Full Professor rank.

The mission of The Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate is to promote real estate education, research and industry relations. The Director has oversight responsibility for all activities of the Center and is directly responsible for the self-sustainability and success of the Center.  The Director will be the principal fundraiser and spokesperson for the Center. The Director will be responsible for managing the Center staff and budget to include maintaining connections with board and industry representatives and working closely with university/college administration, faculty, alumni, and students. 

Qualified applicants must have a record of teaching excellence and quality scholarship, as evidenced by a portfolio of research activities, including publications in appropriate high-ranking real estate or related journals.  Applicants should have demonstrated experience in successful fundraising, developing sustainable programs, industry events, and implementing business plans.   

The Fowler College of Business enrolls approximately 4,400 undergraduate and over 550 graduate students.  The Finance Department is comprised of 16 full-time tenure-track faculty members, and it offers B.S. degrees in Finance, Financial Services, and Real Estate.  At the graduate level, the College has the MBA degree with emphasis in Finance and the MS degree with emphasis in Financial and Tax Planning.

San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897, is the largest and oldest higher education institution in San Diego and among the oldest in California.  SDSU has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a “Research University with high research activity,” and has been ranked the number one small (14 PhD programs or less) research university in the United States.  The SDSU Fowler College of Business is among the nation’s oldest and largest AACSB accredited business schools.  Its accomplished faculty and highly ranked academic programs provide an exceptional foundation for an institution with significant regional, national and international impact.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-serving institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.  Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status.  We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.  SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

The starting date for the position will be no later than August of 2018; review of applications will begin in August 2017, and applications received by September 15, 2017, will be given full consideration; the position will remain open until filled.  Apply via Interfolio at  The contact person for this position is:

                Dr. Kamal Haddad, Chair

                Department of Finance

                Fowler College of Business

                San Diego State University

                San Diego, CA 92182-8236

                (619) 594-5311 (Office)


This position is contingent upon state funding.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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