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Professor of Practice in Urban and Regional Planning with a Real Estate Focus (Assistant/Associate/Full)

University of Michigan

Job Description

How to Apply

Applicants should submit one (1) PDF (500kb size limit) containing the following:

  • Cover Letter (3 pages maximum) describing your interest in and qualifications for the position
  • Diversity Statement (2 page maximum) describing how you will incorporate the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into your academic teaching and professional practice to advance Taubman College’s goals of inclusive partnership
  • Curriculum vitae that may include links to examples or websites that demonstrate your research/practice experiences
  • Names and contact information for three references

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 18, 2022.


The Urban and Regional Planning Program in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan is seeking a practice-track faculty member to teach in real estate development, development-related finance, and land development and provide leadership as the director for real estate initiatives at Taubman College. Applicants should have interest in educating both professionally oriented students and future scholars and are expected to be widely recognized for their scholarly and/or creative and professional work.

The real estate initiative, with a national advisory board of distinguished industry leaders, aims to strengthen the curriculum in real estate development at the University, conduct research in this interdisciplinary field, and enhance and reform professional practice. The initiative includes the graduate Real Estate Certificate and an undergraduate real estate minor, both of which focus on the making of well-designed, livable, and sustainable places that offer a high quality of life in mixed-use, compact, walkable, and transit-oriented built environments. The certificate enrolls approximately 20-30 students annually and gives students in any master's degree program at the University the opportunity to take a range of courses that deepen their knowledge and qualifications in real estate development and related fields.


  • Untenured appointment for a five-year term, with reappointment and promotion subject to review
  • Teach two courses per year (one each in the fall/winter semesters) with the option of increasing the appointment to three courses per year under some circumstances
  • Serve as the faculty director to oversee Taubman College’s graduate real estate certificate and the undergraduate minor
  • Participate in the ongoing intellectual development and administrative governance of the Urban and Regional Planning Program
  • Engage in professional practice

Additional Information

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, U-M offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include a retirement plan with two-for-one matching contributions after the first year; many choices for comprehensive health insurance; life insurance; long-term disability coverage; and flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses. Learn more about U-M benefits.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Taubman College values a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and administrators that includes people of different race and ethnicity, national origin, gender and gender expression, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious commitment, age, and disability status. We aim to create a community of mutual respect and trust where everyone's backgrounds, identities, and views are represented without any threat of bias, harassment, intimidation, or discrimination. Learn more about our DEI efforts and the shared values we have for our community.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely. More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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