Clinical Professor of Real Estate; and Associate Dean, Schack Institute of Real Estate; and Holder of Larry and Klara Silverstein Chair

New York University

United States

October 11, 2021


Clinical Professor of Real Estate; and Associate Dean, Schack Institute of

Real Estate; and Holder of Larry and Klara Silverstein Chair

New York University: NYU - NY: School of Professional Studies Location

New York

Open Date

Sep 10, 2021


The NYU School of Professional Studies seeks an Associate Dean and Clinical Faculty member to lead its renowned Schack Institute of Real Estate. The successful candidate will be a committed educator and industry leader with evidence of significant contributions both in academia and real estate. The School of Professional Studies is actively seeking candidates who have experience working with a diverse base of professionals and/or teaching a diverse population of students.

The NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate is among the largest and most prestigious educational entities dedicated to the real estate and construction industries. Schack's esteemed reputation attracts students from around the globe and sends its graduates equally far afield. The faculty, thought leaders and expert practitioners combine theory with real-world applicability in their curricula.

Schack offers innovative undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education studies. The undergraduate program attracts highly qualified traditional-aged students, and is unique for fully integrating a liberal arts education with rigorous, professionally-focused offerings. Schack's three Master of Science degrees accommodate both full-time and part-time students, and equip them with the skills necessary to address the evolving needs of all areas of the real estate industry, including real estate finance, capital markets, construction management, REITS's, and global development. The Institute offers numerous continuing education courses, and sponsors invitational lecture series and conferences, including the Conference on Capital Markets, the REIT Symposium, Women in Real Estate Symposium, and the Sustainable Real Estate Conference.

Located in Midtown Manhattan, Schack's 16 full-time and 175 adjunct faculty members, along with a cadre of distinguished lecturers, prepare 800 matriculated undergraduate and graduate students to become leaders in their chosen fields. In addition to the exceptional academic preparation, the Institute is also known for its strong ties to industry. Members of its Advisory Board are titans in real estate and construction fields across New York City and the country. Schack's Alumni Association is an extensive global network of professionals in positions of influence.

The Associate Dean will have a vision for the academic and strategic direction of Schack. They will lead the faculty in developing rigorous curricula rooted in strong pedagogy. They will also provide administrative oversight over the unit and manage a large staff of dedicated professionals. The Associate Dean will work collaboratively with other units across the School. The position reports to the Dean of NYU's School of Professional Studies.

For 87 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation's urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor's degrees for traditional and post-traditional students, four associate's degrees, and a plethora of continuing education courses and credentials.

NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, real estate development, and construction management; hospitality, tourism, travel, and event management; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; marketing; public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human resource management and development, and human capital analytics and technology; management and systems; translation; and professional writing. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground. NYU SPS is committed to building thriving faculty communities and bringing diverse and cross-disciplinary perspectives and the principles of inclusion into our academics.

The review of credentials will begin on November 15th 2021, and will continue until the ideal candidate is identified.


The successful candidate will possess advanced academic and professional credentials (PhD or comparable advanced terminal degree preferred), a minimum of 10 years of substantial direct professional and academic experience, and be qualified to hold a contract faculty position. The Associate Dean must be committed to advancing the global presence-and global character-of the academic programs, to developing the future leaders of real estate and construction industries, to growing the identity and reputation of the Institute, and to supporting the School's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Additionally, the Associate Dean will have experience in developing and managing boards, fundraising and development, and creating strategic partnerships. The position comes with a three-year renewable contract.

Application Process

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