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Menlo College
Atherton, CA, United States
22 days ago
Menlo College
Atherton, California, United States
22 days ago


Menlo College

Atherton, CA

Assistant or Associate Professor in Real Estate and Finance

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Application Deadline: Preference given to applications received by November 8, 2021

About Menlo College

Menlo College is a diverse and tight-knit community of exceptional, involved people. Our mission is to: “…ignite potential and educate students to make meaningful contributions in the innovation economy.” We attract students from all over the world who are committed to learning, playing intercollegiate sports, starting and leading organizations, and making an impact in their communities.

Continuing an unbroken streak for more than a decade, Menlo College was named to The Princeton Review “2021 Best Colleges” list, recognition given to only 12% of all colleges and universities in the U.S. In 2020, Menlo College was also ranked #11 in Money for Best Business Colleges in the U.S. Menlo College is designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American, Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Only 1% of all colleges and universities in the U.S. achieve this dual recognition.

Our campus is located 30 miles south of San Francisco, in Silicon Valley – one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative locations. Silicon Valley is renowned as an innovation incubator with exceptional opportunities for experience-based learning. Menlo College’s School of Business offers bachelor’s degree programs with four majors and various areas of concentration. The concentration in real estate has been submitted to the faculty for approval to convert to a major in real estate and real estate has been identified by the Board of Trustees as one of three areas targeted for emphasis and expansion. Menlo College has accreditation from AACSB and WSCUC.

Position Overview

The School of Business at Menlo College seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position in the area of Real Estate. A well-qualified candidate at a rank appropriate to the credentials of the applicant will teach in the Real Estate program as well as the Finance undergraduate program.

Position Description

Menlo College School of Business Assistant or Associate Professor of Real Estate and Finance major. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of courses in Real Estate. The successful candidate must have completed an earned doctorate in Real Estate or a related field. Candidates who are currently doctoral students must be on course to complete all degree requirements by July 30, 2022.

The School of Business is open to research and teaching interests in areas related to the applicant’s strengths, which could include property, asset and portfolio management, affordable housing, transit-oriented development, sustainable design, and development, state and local public policy impacting real estate and development, property risk management and insurance, as well as the more traditional areas of finance, investment, valuation, appraisal, and market analysis.

We seek an individual excited about collaborating to develop and deliver innovative, practice-grounded learning experiences, teaching students in the real estate program as well as finance majors, conducting high-quality research, and being an active part of a community of scholars. The business world is in a time of great change. The Bay Area’s Silicon Valley is at the epicenter of these changes; here at Menlo College we have a great opportunity – and responsibility – to prepare our students to make a positive impact in the world. Currently, there are no undergraduate real estate major programs in the Bay Area, and there is a great opportunity for outreach to the real estate industry and Menlo alumni who are active in real estate.

Expectations of the Ideal Candidate

  • Come equipped with relevant work experience and/or research directly related to the practice of real estate
  • Identify areas of interest in real estate as a basis for an active research agenda
  • Possess expertise in one or more key areas of real estate as well as finance
  • Have a working knowledge of commercial real estate
  • Be active in one or more real estate professional associations such as ULI, NAIOP, ICSC, NAREIT, CCIM, BOMA, IREM, etc.
  • Experience with establishing or expanding a real estate center or institute

Key Responsibilities

  • Teach at the intersection of practical Real Estate and Finance
  • Produce and maintain scholarship that is grounded in business practice
  • Engage actively in shared governance and other service assignments
  • Mentor and advise undergraduate students
  • Contribute to curriculum assessment as needed
  • Participate in a collaborative and supportive environment with colleagues who have substantial business experience and research expertise
  • Participate in courses and programs that are project-based collaborations between students, faculty, and local companies
  • Serve as faculty advisor for the student real estate club, coordinate the Real Estate Center@Menlo College [TREC] annual symposium
  • Build relationships with real estate organizations and act as a liaison to professionals in real estate in the Bay Area

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; Generous benefits package.

Application Process

Submission of materials as pdf attachments is strongly encouraged. Interested and qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, teaching evaluations, and two letters of recommendation via email to the Director of Human Resources at

Menlo College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

All prospective employees are required to satisfy a background check and have fully completed their COVID-19 vaccination.

All employees that operate a motor vehicle on behalf of Menlo College must be cleared annually using Department of Motor Vehicle records.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59018512
  • Location:
    Atherton, California, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Real Estate and Finance
  • Company Name: Menlo College
  • Job Function: Tenure Track/Tenured Faculty

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