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Assistant/Associate Professor and Director of Real Estate Development
Thomas Jefferson University East Falls Campus

Date Posted May 11, 2022
Title Assistant/Associate Professor and Director of Real Estate Development
University Thomas Jefferson University East Falls Campus
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Department College of Architecture and the Built Environment
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Architecture/Landscape Architecture

The College of Architecture and the Built Environment seeks a dynamic, collaborative leader and real estate development educator with the credentials to join our faculty at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Real Estate Development. We seek a colleague to join us in advancing integrated design education at the University as program director for the Real Estate Development programs for the academic year beginning fall semester 2022.

The program director will oversee the graduate Real Estate Development programs with responsibilities including development of courses and curricula; hiring and supervision of faculty; recruiting and advising students; facilitating and overseeing internships and experiential learning; overseeing assessment activities and program review processes; and responsibility for the program budget and enrollments. The director will teach courses, supervise internships and chair capstone projects. This is a part-time faculty position with a reduced teaching load for administrative duties.


Candidates must possess one of the following categories of acceptable academic credentials: 1) a combination of a professional bachelor’s and a master’s degree; 2) a terminal professional master’s degree; or 3) a doctorate or Ph.D. The disciplines for the degrees may be in real estate development, architecture or a closely related discipline, such as city and regional planning. Foreign equivalents to U.S. degrees are acceptable.

Candidates who possess professional credentials (e.g. LEED AP, AICP, etc.) are preferred. 

The candidate must have significant experience in college-level teaching in the field and a minimum of five years of industry experience in real estate development in a variety of settings and from multiple perspectives, including both public and private sectors.

The candidate’s research accomplishments and/or distinguished record of real estate development experience must qualify the person for appointment to the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The track (Teacher Scholar Track or Practice Scholar Track) will be assigned base on the candidate’s credentials and scholarly / practice achievements. 

Candidates must have sound organizational and communication skills and must be a team player and relationship builder. An aptitude for professional and pedagogical engagement in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment is required.

Because the college seeks to expend its programs into the online environment, online teaching experience is desired.

Thomas Jefferson University is committed to the teacher/scholar and teacher/practitioner model, per the needs of the academic programs. For this advertised position, the contract type may be practice-track or teacher-track and will be awarded based on the demonstrated academic credentials and experience of the finalist.

Application Procedures:

To apply, interested applicants must complete the Faculty Employment Application found at; click on Search Jobs, and enter into the search box 9269582 (which is the Job ID number.) For additional information regarding applying for this position please contact

Applicants must also submit separately an application as a single PDF to containing 1) cover letter; 2) statement of teaching philosophy and research/professional agenda (2-page maximum); 3) Curriculum Vita; 4) Portfolio of Teaching/Student Work and/or Professional Work and/or Research (20-page maximum); and 5) contact information for three professional references. Address the cover letter to Barbara Klinkhammer, Dean and Professor, College of Architecture & the Built Environment, Thomas Jefferson University, 4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144.

The preferred deadline for applications is June 15, 2022. The search will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

Conditions of Employment

Covid Vaccination is a requirement for employment at Jefferson for employees working at Jefferson’s clinical entities or at the University. If you are not currently vaccinated you will be required to receive the vaccination prior to hire date if you are offered employment, unless you request and receive an approved medical or religious exemption from Jefferson.

Closing Statement

Jefferson’s distinct College of Architecture and the Built Environment offers a unique combination of disciplines providing an unparalleled opportunity for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration. All programs share the commitment to excellence and innovation based around the guiding principles of sustainable practice and stewardship of the natural and built environment.

Thomas Jefferson University– East Falls Campus, founded in 1884, is a fully accredited, private university with 4,000 part- and full- time students from 38 states and 42 countries. The University offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs leading to the Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration and doctoral degrees (Ph.D. and OTD). The University offers career-oriented education that blends liberal and professional studies in a way that enables students to grow as individuals and as highly skilled designers, business leaders, architects, health care professionals and scientists.

With over six hundred students, the College of Architecture and the Built Environment offers the following degree programs: Bachelor of Architecture (NAAB accredited); Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (LAAB accredited); BS in Interior Design (CIDA accredited); BS in Architectural Studies; BS in Construction Management (ABET-ANSAC accredited); Master of Architecture; MS Architecture; MS in Sustainable Design; MS in Interior Architecture; MS in Construction Management; MS in Historic Preservation; MS in Geospatial Technologies for Geodesign; MS in Real Estate Development; MS in Urban Design, and PhD in Architecture and Design Research.

  • As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

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Contact Information

  • Sarah Bott
    College of Architecture and the Built Environment
    Thomas Jefferson University East Falls Campus
    4201 Henry Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19144


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