New York University School of Professional Studies
Schack Institute of Real Estate

The NYU School of Professional Studies seeks a Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor and Academic Director for the Schack Institute of Real Estate, effective Fall 2024.  (The rank of the position will be determined based on the candidate's experience and qualifications.)

The Schack Institute of Real Estate is actively seeking candidates who are distinguished academics and/or professionals with exemplary experience in real estate and related fields, and have the ability to teach courses in one or more of the following areas:  finance and investment, affordable housing, capital markets, real estate data analytics, portfolio management, development process, asset management, sustainability, green building, urban economics, city planning, property technology, and global real estate markets.  Ideal candidates will have experience working with a diverse base of professionals and/or teaching a diverse population of students.

The candidate should be prepared to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  The Schack Institute provides a dynamic NYU undergraduate real estate education for students who want to create wealth and have a positive impact on the global built environment of the future. The undergraduate degree offers a rigorous and stimulating educational experience in the fundamentals of real estate finance, asset and portfolio management, sustainable design, environmental social governance, accounting and taxation as well as urban economics.  The undergraduate real estate program has been rated as one of the top in the United States and is unique in its focus on professional practices and its ability to empower students to pursue their dreams. The graduate program is one of the largest in the U.S.  It hosts an array of networking events including world-class conferences, gatherings with alumni, field trips to iconic properties, and meetings with leading real estate executives in the heart of New York City. 

Reporting to the Associate Dean of the Schack Institute of Real Estate, the successful candidate will also serve as the Academic Director to implement the vision for expanding Schack’s real estate programs and initiatives, and to increase Schack’s profile and visibility locally, nationally and internationally. The Academic Director of the Schack Institute of Real Estate has direct supervision of approximately 80 adjunct faculty, and 4 program staff.

Successful candidates should be comfortable teaching graduate, undergraduate, corporate & executive education programs; developing courses; advising students; collaborating with other faculty and industry partners; and engaging with the broader NYUSPS academic community, as appropriate.   This full-time position is a nine-month appointment with a two-year renewable faculty contract; the academic director role is a 12-month administrative appointment that runs concurrent with the faculty appointment.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $85,000 - $110,000 as well as an administrative stipend of $10,000 - $60,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Role of the Academic Director:

Primary Responsibilities:
Faculty supervision:

  1. Recruit and hire all adjunct faculty.
  2. Provide orientation for all new adjunct faculty in the Schack Institute of Real Estate focusing on SPS and NYU academic and faculty policies. Provide updated policy information (on an on-going basis, and at least annually) for all returning adjunct and full-time faculty in the Schack Institute of Real Estate.
  3. Hire and manage adjunct faculty Coordinators if applicable.
  4. Organize formative and evaluative class observation schedules for all adjunct faculty and full-time faculty.
  5. Review and comply with the Adjunct Faculty Union Contract.
  6. In consultation with the associate dean, evaluate and determine reappointment of adjunct faculty.

Staff supervision
Hire and supervise academic program staff.

  1. Provide the Schack Institute of Real Estate orientation and on-going information sessions for all staff.

Curricular Management

  1. In consultation with the associate dean, and in collaboration with the SPS Office of Academic Affairs and Innovation, manage the curriculum development, review, and revision process (through Curricunet) including the submission of reports for SPS, NYU, and New York State approvals. The Program in the Schack Institute of Real Estate mounts approximately 200 courses per year with total enrollments of about 250 undergraduate, 450 graduate and over 1,000 continuing education students.
  2. In collaboration with the NEXUS Center for Learning and Teaching, manage the process for effective curriculum delivery on-site, on-line, and in hybrid formats.
  3. Manage the student learning outcomes assessment process including submission of assessment reports and results to the SPS Office of Academic Affairs and Innovation.
  4. In consultation with the divisional dean and faculty, create all course schedules, assign faculty, and submit them through appropriate systems (i.e. Peoplesoft, Albert, etc.)
  5. Monitor and enforce all academic policies

Student services:

  1. Collaborate with the Office of Student Affairs and the department’s program staff to provide an academic orientation for students
  2. In collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs, manage grievances between students and faculty/staff, issues related to academic integrity, grade appeals, and the student probation and dismissal process.
  3. In collaboration with the Office of Events, administer events that include industry professionals to enhance student learning and/or career opportunities
  4.  Create and manage processes for student trips both domestic and abroad and other academic global opportunities. 

Communication & Collaboration

  1. Provide on-going communication with all faculty and academic advising staff, including periodic, scheduled meetings throughout the academic year
  2. Collaborate with other SPS and NYU academic units on interdisciplinary programs and other projects that enhance student learning.
  3. Collaborate with CAES on LMS and other technology enhancements to classroom learning and program development.


  1. As a faculty leader in the Schack Institute of Real Estate, the Academic Director of the Schack Institute of Real Estate is expected to model the highest standards of professional conduct with regard to all SPS and NYU policies, including but not limited to: SPS’s Appointment, Reappointment and Promotion Policy; and NYU’s Faculty Handbook, Code of Ethical Behavior, Bias/Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Conflict of Interest, and Office of Equal Opportunity Policies.
  2. The Academic Director of the Schack Institute of Real Estate promotes professional standards of excellence and contributes to respectful, conflict resolution practices.
  3. Complete other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of the Schack Institute of Real Estate.

The ideal candidate will (i) hold an advanced degree (terminal in their field or discipline), preferably in applied economics, urban economics, finance, city planning, urban studies, real estate, hospitality, real estate focused technology, or a related field; (ii) have a significant industry or academic track record; (iii) have at least three years of academic experience or effectiveness in higher education.  Required: Demonstrated management experience with a minimum of three direct reports. Preferred: Three years of administrative experience in a university academic department (i.e. coordinator, chair).  Candidates should provide evidence of initiative in curricular development, demonstrate an ability or potential ability to engage in meaningful service or administrative work, and supply evidence of promise in scholarly work.

The Schack Institute of Real Estate
The Schack Institute of Real Estate was founded in 1967 by Larry Silverstein and the leadership of the New York City real estate community. They 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 of Real Estate 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.  The Schack Institute of Real Estate is among the largest and most prestigious educational institutions in the world dedicated to the real estate, real estate development and construction industries with over 200 students enrolled in its top-ranked Bachelor of Science degree, and 700 students enrolled in its three Master of Science degrees, including: the Real Estate; the M.S. in Construction Management; and the Real Estate Development.  In addition to these degree programs, the Schack Institute of Real Estate has over 800 students enrolled across ten continuing education certificate programs, and open enrollment professional studies courses. 

NYU School of Professional Studies
Founded in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) offers a broad range of degree and noncredit programs that are professionally oriented, integrate theory with real-world practice, and are taught by faculty members who are leaders and innovators in their fields. The School plays a critical role in workforce development in emerging and evolving sectors of industry in New York City and around the globe including: real estate; marketing and PR; technology and project management; global affairs; hospitality, travel, and tourism; human capital management; sports business; communications/media; publishing; professional writing; translation; and the arts, among others. NYUSPS has grown to become the third-largest graduate school of NYU, attracting students from around the world. The School also serves the undergraduate market with traditional, four-year degrees in real estate, hotel and tourism management, and sports management in addition to programs for post-traditional students. Working professionals and adult learners can enhance their careers and/or enrich their intellect through more than 1,500 continuing education courses, certificates, and diploma programs, as well as through world-renowned industry conferences, seminars, and events. NYUSPS is committed to inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and access throughout the School. 

Application Instructions:
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Please submit a cover letter, CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Writing samples, Syllabi (optional), Teaching Evaluations (optional), Research Abstract (optional), and Publications (optional).  

For best consideration, please submit materials before the priority deadline of February 29, 2024.  The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  (Note: applications will still be considered after the priority deadline.)

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