Academic Director and Professor of Practice, Institute for Cities and Real Estate in Emerging Markets

New York University Shanghai

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New York University: NYU – Shanghai: Shanghai: Graduate and Advanced Education


Shanghai, China

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Oct 25, 2021


NYU Shanghai invites applications for a full-time inaugural Academic Director and Professor of Practice for its Institute for Cities and Real Estate in Emerging Markets (ICREEM).

The Institute is devoted to training and research about the Chinese and other emerging real estate and development markets. The Institute focuses on academic programs serving graduate students, short-term training for industry professionals, and convenes regularly for promoting expert discourse around important issues.

The inaugural Academic Director and Professor of Practice will spearhead the launch and operation of a new Executive Master in Real Estate program, a joint degree between NYU Shanghai and the NYU School of Professional Studies, executive education offerings and other professional development programming, and all research and other academic activities associated with the Institute. The Director will also teach courses and lead the growth of the ICREEM’s programs in China and Asia broadly. He/she will work closely with the NYU SPS Schack Institute, the NYU SPS Office of Executive Education and International Programs, and the NYU Shanghai Office of Graduate and Advanced Education. He/she will also work closely with the ICREEM advisory board. The ability to teach courses relating to Chinese real estate markets, real estate finance, and / or real estate development is preferred.

The Institute is a sister center of the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate, which has been at the forefront of real estate education for more than 50 years. The NYU SPS Schack Institute is recognized globally as one of the world’s leading centers of research and industry engagement, with almost 5,000 alumni working globally. The NYU SPS Schack Institute also has strong recognition in the Chinese market, with a significant number of graduates in China and throughout the world.

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Candidates must have a graduate or professional degree (PhD, MBA, or similar) as well as prior teaching or equivalent professional experience and an enthusiastic commitment to higher education. Candidates with deep experience relating to China and who are fluent in Chinese are preferred.

This is a Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty (FTCC) position.  Candidates must have completed a graduate or professional degree by the time of appointment.  Typical appointments are on 3 year terms with the possibility of renewal. Rank will be commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions

Candidates will submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, and list of references. If desired, candidates may also submit a statement of research and illustrative publications / writing samples.

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Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other U.S. institutions.

About NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai is one of three degree-granting campuses within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university that attracts students from around the world, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world’s great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU’s global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.

NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by fourteen additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

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About NYU School of Professional Studies

For nearly 85 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies has provided higher education programs that are grounded in applied learning. NYU SPS offers 19 graduate degrees, 13 bachelor’s degrees, four associate’s degrees, as well as executive education, continuing education and other professional development credentials. NYU SPS has more than 31,000 alumni working in industry around the world.

NYU SPS is a thought leader and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, hospitality and tourism, global affairs, sports management, publishing and human capital management. The academic offerings are focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. Every year, NYU SPS convenes cutting-edge industry conferences, including the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference and REIT Symposium, and the Jonathan M. Tisch Center’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that allows students to gain cutting-edge skills that translate immediately to industry.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate

The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate was founded in 1967 at the initiative of prominent members of the New York City real estate community, who encouraged NYU to establish an academic center that would provide a world-class education for industry professionals. More than 50 years later, the Schack Institute is at the forefront of real estate education and is recognized globally as one of the world’s leading centers of real estate research and pedagogy. Across the Schack Institute’s graduate degree programs—notably the MS in Real Estate, the MS in Construction Management, and the MS in Real Estate Development—as well as a rapidly expanding undergraduate degree program, enrollment has grown to more than 1,000 full- and part-time students from across the United States and nearly 50 other countries. In addition to its flagship degree programs, thousands of working professionals enroll in the Schack Institute’s executive education, diploma, and career advancement programs each year.

An anchor of real estate academia’s engagement with industry, the Institute is home to the REIT Center, the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment, and the newly established Urban Lab. In addition, the Institute hosts national industry events, including annual conferences on real estate capital markets and the REIT sector. Under the direction of the Schack Institute’s faculty, ongoing applied research at the Institute spans an exceptional range of issues in real estate development and investment, urban economics, and market structure and regulation.

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