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Assistant Research Professor, Real Estate

University of Connecticut
Storrs Campus

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Search #: 495223
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Faculty Non Tenure Track


The School of Business at the University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Research Professor appointment with expertise in real estate and/or urban analysis. The position will have a start date of August 23, 2021 and will be based in Storrs, Connecticut.

The position is primarily research focused with the goal to produce academic research that will lead to publication in high-quality real estate (e.g. Real Estate Economics Journal, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics) or related journals (e.g., Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Urban Economics). Research that leads to publication in high quality business fields such as finance, accounting, or economics is also strongly encouraged (e.g. American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting and Economics). The position may involve teaching up to two classes per academic year in real estate, (e.g. real estate finance, real estate principles, and/or special topics in real estate and urban analysis).

The School of Business offers numerous master's and doctoral programs including MBA programs and a number of specialized masters programs. and a full-time Ph.D. program. It also offers a broad set of undergraduate majors. In addition to its current research portfolio, the School is developing strengths in its healthcare administration and insurance groups, both important for the economy of the State of Connecticut and Next Generation Connecticut. The School houses six research centers/programs focused on Real Estate, Health Care, Data Analytics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Economic Analysis.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


  • Earned Ph.D. in real estate or a traditional academic field related to real estate such as urban economics, finance, or statistics.
  • The potential to produce high quality publications.
  • The ability to build a successful and lasting independent research program.
  • The desire and ability to work in a collaborative and dynamic environment with a diverse team as evidenced through prior projects.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment.


  • Prior research publication (or forthcoming publication) in a strong real estate or related journals.


The expected start date for this appointment is August 23, 2021. This is a full-time, 11-month, non-tenure track position that is renewable for up to three academic years. The position includes full benefits ( and minimal non-research responsibilities. The salary will be commensurate with experience.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae (including PhD university, major, dissertation title, chairperson and date of degree)
  • Statement of research interests and activity
  • Commitment to diversity statement
  • Three professional references (letters to be submitted online by reference writers)

Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2021. For more information regarding the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, please visit the department website at For more information about the Department of Finance, please visit

Inquiries other than applications can be directed to Blaine Aponte at [email protected].

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of an approved I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form).

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: May 05 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 03 2021 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at UCONN

The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

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