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Faculty Position (Open Rank) in Real Estate Economics
Position Description and Qualifications:
The University of Southern Californiaâs Sol Price School of Public Policy invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of real estate development at the Associate Professor or Professor level.
Applicants should hold a doctoral degree and demonstrate excellent research and teaching records, appropriate to rank.Â Preference will be given to those who have research and teaching interests that readily link to the economic, social, demographic, equity and public policy issues associated with real estate development.Â The specific area of specialization is open.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to our universityâs commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We encourage applications from candidates that identify with groups that are historically underrepresented in real estate development.
The successful applicant will have a close affiliation with the highly regarded Lusk Center for Real Estate, and may be involved with its innovative Ross Minority Program in Real Estate, which provides technical training for those interested in urban redevelopment.Â Scholars affiliated with the Lusk Center collaborate with industry leaders, public decision makers, and community experts to craft innovative solutions to the dayâs pressing real estate development and finance challenges.Â
Applicants are encouraged from a broad range of disciplines (e.g., economics, business, urban planning, public policy) with a demonstrated capacity to integrate methods and insights across disciplinary boundaries.Â The School offers an undergraduate major and minor in real estate development, and a Master of Real Estate Development.Â Our new colleague will contribute to teaching in our real estate development programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels.Â Â Â The position includes the possibility of a leadership position within the newly formed Department of Real Estate.Â
We encourage applicants as a component of their teaching and research statement, to discuss their experience or commitment to engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives.
About the Sol Price School of Public Policy:
The mission of the Sol Price School of Public Policy is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad.Â We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society, with a particular focus on governance, urban development, and social policy. The Price School offers Ph.D. programs in Public Policy and Management and in Urban Planning and Development; mastersâ degrees in Public Administration, Public Policy, Nonprofit Leadership and Management, Urban Planning, Health Administration, and Real Estate Development; executive mastersâ degrees; and an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree.Â
Our mission statement drives all of the work of the Price School and underscores our efforts to increase the diversity of our faculty.Â The people and communities we serve locally and abroad require that we respond to the broader social and demographic shifts we see with a faculty that is representative of these shifts.
USC is one of the worldâs premiere research universities, and the Price School is a major contributor to the universityâs reputation.Â Our school supports an array of thematic research centers with $80 million in active sponsored research, ranking third overall in funded research at USC on a per faculty basis. Much of the schoolâs research is conducted through its centers, institutes, and research groups. Among them are the Bedrosian Center on Governance, Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, Price Center for Social Innovation, Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, Center for Economic Development, Center for Sustainable Cities, National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research, Lusk Center for Real Estate, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, and the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), the countryâs first Homeland Security Center of Excellence. For additional information, see our website: www.usc.edu/schools/price/
Compensation and Benefits:
The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidateâs experience and accomplishments. The university also offers excellent benefits to employees, which include: health, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities.
An Equal Opportunity Employer:
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of theÂ Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for HiringÂ ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
Apply for this Position:
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references.Â
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.