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Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Real Estate Development

Tulane University School of Architecture
New Orleans, Louisiana
Closing date
Jan 11, 2022

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The Tulane University School of Architecture seeks qualified tenure-track (pre-tenure) candidates in Real Estate Development at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The anticipated starting date of the position is July 1, 2022.

This position will support our educational mission in the teaching of real estate development at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, while contributing to the development of our urban research agenda in the areas of sustainable real estate, social impact and climate change mitigation and adaptation. This professorship is expected to continue the tradition of close teaching and research collaboration with the program faculty of architecture, design, and historic preservation, as well as the new program in landscape architecture. Research expectations include original contributions to high-impact peer reviewed journals, edited volumes and books. There is an expectation that the faculty member will seek to develop and participate in competitive research grant applications in coordination with faculty from across the school and the university. Relevant ongoing university-wide research initiatives center on climate change, urban dimensions of inequality, affordable housing and public health in the built environment.

The selected candidate will integrate their expertise and provide new insights within our Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development (MSRED) program and Bachelor of Science in Real Estate (BSRE) program. We are seeking a faculty member with expertise in any number of allied fields of the built environment, including GIS and spatial analytics, urban economics, real estate finance, and urban planning and design. Additionally, we have particular interest in a candidate who can strengthen the delivery of a two-semester sequence of Design + Development Studios at the undergraduate level. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the applied processes of urban and real estate development, including aspects of financing, environmental and land use regulation, project delivery and management.

Tulane’s academic programs in real estate are aligned with the School’s traditional Architecture degrees (B.Arch, BS-Arch, M.Arch, and MS-Arch), Master of Preservation Studies (MPS) degree, as well as the A.B. Freeman School of Business graduate degrees (MBA, MS). Other programs and centers at Tulane University provide opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration, including the ByWater Institute, the Murphy Institute, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, and the School of Science and Engineering.

Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The search committee will commence its initial screening of applications on January 17, 2022.  However, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.


Successful candidates for this position will hold a terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., D.Des) in their core academic discipline. The search committee welcomes scholars from a wide variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds—from economics to economic geography and from urban planning to urban science. Candidates should exhibit methodological and pedagogical proficiency in a number of key areas, including, but not limited to, spatial analytics and GIS, urban planning and design practices, real estate investment analysis, and public policy evaluation. The candidate should possess an ambition for embracing the interdisciplinary aspects of real estate development. The candidate should have a focused research agenda that ideally builds on the existing research momentum of the school and the university. Candidates with a scholarly focus in sustainable real estate and/or climate change mitigation and adaptation in the built environment are strongly encouraged to apply.


The search committee also welcomes candidates with professional experience in real estate development, real estate investment, architecture and urban design, and urban and environmental planning. Demonstrated professional experience in built projects, managed portfolios or demonstrated public sector successes will be positively viewed by the search committee. Faculty members at Tulane School of Architecture are expected to teach and mentor students; work with faculty and administrative leadership to develop, refine and assess curriculum; contribute to cross-disciplinary research initiatives; and engage in service through a range of academic committees, peer academies, and public service opportunities supporting the civic and public sectors. Furthermore, candidates are expected to vigorously pursue an agenda of high-impact scholarly research.

Real estate development is both an art and a science and successful candidates will reflect on the necessity to engage creative production along with the disciplinary demands associated with empirical peer-reviewed research production. Applicants at the rank of Associate Professor should have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching seminar and/or lecture courses, as well as a track-record in publishing high-impact scholarship. Candidates at all ranks should be able to teach core undergraduate and graduate real estate courses, advise on undergraduate and graduate academic research projects, and provide professional career advice. Although not required, candidates with studio experience will be positively received by the search committee. External engagement obligations include maintaining ongoing relationships with alumni and industry and public sector leaders. 


Applicants should submit the following materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae;
  2. A 3-4 page Teaching Statement, together with samples of your teaching materials (e.g., course syllabus, student work, and/or student evaluations, as available);
  3. A 3-4 page Research Statement outlining core research questions, methods and future plans, together with sample research materials and/or creative work;
  4. A 1-2 page Diversity Statement highlighting your values and how you have worked to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in your career;
  5. Contact information for three (3) references. References will only be solicited from those candidates who advance to a further stage in the search process.

The search committee will commence its initial review of applications on January 17, 2022. However, applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Applicants must use the link below to apply:


Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory, diverse work and learning environment. Tulane does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, military status, veteran status (or any other classification protected by applicable law) in any of its programs, activities, or employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. For more information on this policy and its purpose, please reference Tulane University’s Equal Opportunity/Anti-Discrimination Policy.

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans—a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, communities, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our shared values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities, as well as veterans.

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