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Lecturer, Master of Real Estate Development (MRED)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Lecturer, Master of Real Estate Development (MRED)
Department Planning Degree Program (2523)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The School of Landscape Architecture and Planning in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) Lecturer. This half-time position is responsible for service, teaching, and administration for the Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) Program and certificates. This is a non-tenure track position supervised by the school director.

CAPLA is comprised of two academic departments: The School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, and the School of Architecture. These schools foster a culture of innovation in research, teaching, and outreach aimed at advancing professional practice in preparing students to be leaders in their respective fields. Creative thinking and collaborative learning through interdisciplinary coursework and real-world projects are central to CAPLA’s mission. Graduates are able to integrate scientific and artistic knowledge with resourceful innovation to achieve outcomes that demonstrate best practices for the development of healthful, livable, and meaningful places.

The Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) degree program is located in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning. The MRED degree prepares the next generation of skilled leaders in the area of responsible development with skills in sustainable practices, urban design, finance, site development, construction, and real estate asset management. The program includes a series of three fully-online certificates that culminate in a Master of Real Estate Development degree with the addition of a 3-credit capstone course.

As a national leader in sustainable design, planning, and management for arid regions, CAPLA advances the University of Arizona as a premier intuition devoted to environmental sustainability, entrepreneurialism, and health. CAPLA’s Core Mission and strengths are training urban planners, architects, landscape architects, real estate developers, and sustainability professionals to work effectively in our challenging local conditions and easily transfer this knowledge to less extreme environments. As a campus leader in community engagement, CAPLA advances the University’s historic land grant mission through design, planning, and responsible development to assist diverse communities throughout the state of Arizona, the region, and internationally.

Our facilities are considered extraordinary; studios and offices are bright and airy, computer labs are spacious and up-to-date. Our building is surrounded by a multiple award-winning Sonoran Desert landscape and we enjoy spectacular views of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Tucson is an exciting and affordable place to live with rich cultural amenities and outdoor activities that offer diverse recreational and educational opportunities.

We take pride in our friendly collegial atmosphere and our extraordinary community of professionals working in one of the most inspirational environments in the world: The Sonoran Desert.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

The School of Landscape Architecture and Planning supports the University of Arizona’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.

Duties & Responsibilities

This position has three areas of responsibility: 1) service, 2) teaching, and 3) administration.

Service – this position will serve as the MRED ambassador and liaison to the local and national real estate communities. The person hired to fill the role will be expected to:

• Build relationships between the MRED program and real estate development professionals, campus stakeholders, and other universities at the local, national, and international levels.
• Represent CAPLA/MRED with local and national real estate development and business organizations.
• Identify relevant and useful partnerships and fee-for-service opportunities within a wide range of professional real estate development communities.
• Engage with potential public and private agencies and private companies for potential student internship and practicum opportunities.
• Engage in program development activities through partnerships with alumni and industry.

Teaching – this position will support online and main campus teaching in an area of expertise within the curriculum. The person hired will be expected to:

• Develop online courses, write course syllabi, lectures, exams, and assignments; manage matters of course policy (attendance, grading, etc.) and pedagogy; manage digital technology for the course through UA software and systems.

Administration – this position will work closely with the school director, and staff in the management of the MRED program both online and main campus offerings. The person hired will be expected to:

• Steward and manage new and existing courses in partnership with school director, faculty, and program coordinators.
• Manage student affairs including career advising, coordination of special events, and meetings with student groups and individual students interested in the MRED program.
• Work closely with the school director and the graduate advisor to reach recruitment goals.
• Work closely with the school director, CAPLA business office, marketing coordinator, and development director in areas of business, marketing and communication, and development and alumni relations.
• Participate in the cultural life and direction of the program including regular participation in faculty meetings, and other events.
• Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in real estate development or area associated with real estate development including business administration, planning, finance, urban design, construction or in other related fields.
  • Five or more years of experience in responsible real estate development and/or urban design, planning, and construction industry.
  • Possess strong communication, organizational skills, and team coordination skills.
Preferred Qualifications

Online teaching experience

Rank Lecturer
Tenure Information Career-Track (NTE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 0.75
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 30
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21317
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 03/12/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Belinda Flores-McCleese

Open Date 02/16/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 03/01/2018
Special Instructions Summary
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have Master's degree in real estate development or area associated with real estate development including business administration, planning, finance, urban design, construction or in other related fields; And five or more years of experience in responsible real estate development and/or urban design, planning, and construction industry; And possess strong communication, organizational skills, and team coordination skills?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents