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Lecturer in Community & Real Property Development--Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Posted: 12/02/2016

Lecturer in Community & Real Property Development

The Cal Poly Orfalea College of Business (OCOB) and the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) are seeking an individual who has professional experience in real property finance and development, and who can teach practice-­‐based and theoretical courses to an interdisciplinary audience of students beginning September 7, 2017 and ending June 16, 2018 with a possibility for an extension. These courses will cover the fundamentals of finance, planning, design, and construction, and their cross-­‐impacts on community development.

The individual should have knowledge of development policies and practices that promote diverse, sustainable and resilient communities. Additionally, the individual should have knowledge of affordable housing (policy, design, and finance) or working in disadvantaged communities.

The colleges seek a professional practitioner (senior or mid-­‐career) to serve as a full-­‐time lecturer for a joint appointment (50-­‐50), with the hiring department to be determined at time of appointment, depending on the background and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Duties may include:

  • Providing leadership for collaborative, interdisciplinary endeavors related to community and real property development.
  • Participating in interdisciplinary competitions such as the Bank of America Low Income Housing Challenge and the ULI Hines Urban Design Competition.
  • Initiating Cal Poly based real property development activities such as conferences or competitions salient to California that can bring the campus national visibility.
  • Teaching courses on development of sustainable infrastructure, and/or urban and housing design.

Required Qualifications:
Master's degree in business, city planning, construction management, or related fields; Substantial related senior management-­‐level experience in industry or government; and teaching ability.

Founded in 1901, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is one of only five comprehensive polytechnic universities in the nation, with approximately 20,000 undergraduate, 120 post-­‐baccalaureate, and 900 graduate and post-­‐baccalaureate students. Cal Poly takes pride in its "Learn by Doing" approach to higher education, which has characterized Cal Poly since its founding. Cal Poly is located in historic San Luis Obispo, a city of

45,000, 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's scenic Central Coast. With excellent public education resources, recreational facilities and an expanding dedication to the arts, the area is known for its scenic landscapes and extraordinary temperate climate.

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Salary is commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected. Cal Poly offers excellent fringe benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System and educational benefits for eligible employees.

To apply, please visit to submit your online application under Requisition #104232. Open until filled (Review begins 01/27/2017)

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