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Assistant /Associate Professor, Infrastructure

York University

Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure
Schulich School of Business, York University

Consistently ranked in the top tier of the world’s best business schools and #1 in Canada, the Schulich School of Business is known for its global reach, innovative programming and the diversity of its student body, faculty and staff. Schulich enrolls some 3,000 students in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate business degree programs leading to careers in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Located in Toronto, Canada, the School’s multimillion-dollar, award-winning complex is on York University’s main campus. Schulich’s downtown Miles S. Nadal Management Centre is situated in the heart of the city’s financial district.

The Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure, Schulich School of Business, York University (https://schulich.yorku.ca/programs/mrei/) invites applications for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Infrastructure at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The Brookfield Centre has established a global leadership role for the Schulich School of Business School in the expanding and evolving fields of real estate and infrastructure, and the increasingly important intersections between them. Located in Toronto, Canada’s largest city, it supports an MBA specialization, a one-year Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI), and the Sustainable Infrastructure Fellowship program held in partnership with a consortium of global institutional investors. Toronto is home to some of the largest real estate and infrastructure investment firms in the world, including many of Canada’s major pension funds that are innovators and leaders in global real asset investment.

A PhD (or a PhD near completion by the start of the appointment for the Assistant Professor appointment), is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence, or promise of excellence for the junior appointment, in research and in teaching infrastructure related courses. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research and specialize in one or more areas within the Infrastructure field broadly defined. Desired areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, the following: infrastructure investment, finance and development, infrastructure as part of the broader real asset class, partnership and business models associated with infrastructure investment and operation, innovation and the evolving role of infrastructure in city growth dynamics and competitiveness, and social and sustainable infrastructure in cities of the future.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

Preference will be given to those individuals specializing in impactful applied research, have strong industry engagement, proven ability to link theory and practice and a global perspective. We seek a collegial “team player” who will also contribute to and enhance the ecosystem of the Brookfield Centre not only in research and teaching but also along student outreach, alumni and industry partner-engagement dimensions.

While, the primary focus of this appointment is Infrastructure, strong preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate an understanding of the connections between real estate and infrastructure and who are also capable of teaching courses in real estate – one or more of real estate finance & investment, structuring transactions or urban and real estate economics. Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through the following: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Jim Clayton, Chair of the Search Committee at jclayton@schulich.yorku.ca.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 30, 2020. A letter of application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, three letters of reference and teaching evaluations should be sent via email to: Professor Jim Clayton, Director of the Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure, jclayton@schulich.yorku.ca. Please use the phrase “Infrastructure Job Posting – Application” in the subject line. Please also direct any questions to Jim Clayton via email with “Infrastructure Job Posting – Enquiry” in the subject line.