Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure, Schulich School of Business, York University
The Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure, Schulich School of Business, York University invites
applications for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Infrastructure at the Assistant Professor level,
to commence July 1, 2020. 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 a dynamic, diverse metro area playing
an increasingly important role on the global stage as a vital hub for finance and technology. It 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 Ph.D. (or a Ph.D. near completion by the start of the appointment) is required. Candidates must show excellence
or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication and service. We are seeking an individual
with a proven track record of outstanding teaching at the graduate and executive education levels as well as
impactful applied research and strong industry engagement. While the primary focus of this appointment is
infrastructure, the candidate must also be capable of teaching courses in real estate. Preference will be given to
those applicants who also have relevant industry experience, a global perspective and a proven ability to link
theory and practice. A legal background and familiarity with structuring transactions and private infrastructure
investments is preferred. Applicants should have an ongoing program of research and specialize in the one or
more of the following areas: the infrastructure investment, finance and development field broadly defined,
infrastructure as part of the broader real asset class, partnership models from legal and transactional perspectives
and business models associated with infrastructure investment and operation. An active record of research
accomplishments including conference presentations, working papers and published papers in recognized journals
in their field is strongly preferred. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty
of Graduate Studies. The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision. Pedagogical innovation in high
priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred.
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, Director of the Brookfield Centre and Chair hair of the Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 1, 2019. 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 to: Professor Jim Clayton, Director of the Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure, G339
McEwen Graduate & Research Studies Building, Schulich School of Business, York University, 4700 Keele
Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, (or by email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org).