University of Nebraska at Omaha — Assistant Professor, Department of Finance, Banking, Real Estate, & Law

The Department of Finance, Banking and Real Estate (FBRE) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) invites applications for a tenure track position as an assistant professor in Real Estate beginning August 2022. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. 

The FBRE Department at UNO has experienced significant growth in recent years and offers a primary/secondary Real Estate Concentration for business students, a Real Estate Minor for non-business students, and a Real Estate Certificate for non-traditional students. 

The UNO Real Estate Program is decidedly integrated with the Real Estate industry in Nebraska and eastern Iowa, with ever-expanding synergy in the areas of experiential learning, applied research, student internships, post-graduation career opportunities, and scholarships. 

Duties will comprise of a balance of teaching, research, and service, to include: 

  • Teaching real estate courses such as commercial finance, investments, principles & practices, and other classes as assigned to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students. 
  • Conducting high quality research and publishing in preeminent peer-reviewed discipline- related journals. 
  • Collaborating with the UNO Real Estate Center on applied research projects of interest to the regional real estate community. 
  • Providing service to the department, college, university, profession, and/or local real estate community. 
  • Serving as faculty advisor to Rho Epsilon, the UNO real estate student club.

Required Qualifications: 

  • PhD in Real Estate, Finance, Urban Planning, or related field from an accredited institution. DBA and JD degrees will also be considered if there is demonstrated real estate expertise. 
  • Commitment to, and evidence of teaching excellence, in real estate. 
  • Evidence of interest in, and ability to conduct, high-quality research in the real estate field.

A top candidate would be a teaching specialist in a variety of modalities who has a passion for real estate, as well as the experience and skillset to perform/publish applicable research and engage with the real estate community. 

The College of Business Administration (CBA) at UNO, an AACSB-accredited institution, is in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska, a metropolitan area with an MSA population of approximately 940,000. Omaha is home to four Fortune 500 firms and has a strong business environment with high demand for finance professionals. UNO offers about 200 programs of study to approximately 12,200 undergraduate and 2,900 graduate students. Despite its size, small classes are the norm. 

Why UNO?
The University of Nebraska at Omaha is fueled by its historical ties to Omaha. As the first municipal university in Omaha, the early founders’ goal was to make higher education accessible and affordable for the city’s residents. In 1968, the campus joined the University of Nebraska system, and today has the unique role of serving as the state’s metropolitan campus.

Accessibility remains a top priority in UNO’s mission and vision. Today, the campus is known for its student-centered environment, its community engagement, and its dedication to embracing students from all types of backgrounds. UNO’s ranking as the 2020 Best College for LGBTQ+ Students In Nebraska reflects a commitment to the Maverick values of access, inclusion and diversity that make UNO a welcoming campus community, evidenced by the numerous resources and support services offered by the university. 

The campus has built strong partnerships with local business, education, government, arts, and civic organizations in the city. UNO’s commitment to community engagement has landed UNO on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years—the highest federal recognition a school can receive for civic engagement. 

This honor is but one of many points of pride for UNO. In 2019, it was ranked in the top ten public institutions in the nation for military friendliness by Military Times magazine for the fifth consecutive year. Nearly 90 percent of UNO’s 15,500 students are from Nebraska, and roughly 60 percent of recent alumni surveyed report graduating with no debt or less than $5,000 in debt. It is simply one of the most competitively priced institutions in the region. UNO, while large enough to provide students with global opportunities, thrives on its personal and close- knit campus culture, where students come first and partnerships with the community grow every day. For more information about how UNO embraces its mission, see Growing With and Within Our Thriving Community. 

Important Application Instructions:
To learn more and apply online, please visit https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/13365 and submit the following application materials:

  1. Cover letter 
  2. Curriculum vitae (including contact information for three references) 
  3. Published or job market paper(s) 
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness 

Applications must be submitted directly through the UNO website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will not be reviewed or considered. 

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please apply by the review date. Applications received after the review date may be considered. Please direct questions to Mr. David Beberwyk, Mammel Hall 332Y, 6708 Pine Street, University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182-0048, djbeberwyk@unomaha.edu. 

Benefits:
The University of Nebraska at Omaha proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, with flexible options designed to meet the diverse needs of our faculty and staff. To learn more about our options for medical, vision, dental and other insurances, as well as our generous time off policies and retirement options, please visit https://www.unomaha.edu/human-resources/benefits/index.php.

The University and College of Business Administration have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

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