Wednesday, 18 October 2017 14:13

Job position | Assistant Professor in Housing and Property Management

Assistant Professor in Housing and Property Management

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Department of Apparel, Housing and Resource Management


We are seeking an academic year, tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in housing policy, affordability and econometrics for a position in Housing and Property Management.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum and/or outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in Housing, Property Management and the Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-centered Communities Destination Area.

Destination Areas:Virginia Tech is building transdisciplinary teams to tackle the world’s pressing problems through research, education, and engagement.  Destination Areas provide faculty and students with new tools to identify and solve complex, 21st-century problems in which Virginia Tech already has significant strengths and can take a global leadership role.

Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-centered Communities: This Destination Area focuses its attention on the ways that people interact with one another and with their environment. Interest areas include smart, healthy, and sustainable cities and communities; transportation systems; human safety, health, and wellness; integrated energy systems; network science and engineering; public policy; and cyber-physical systems.

The successful candidate’s scholarly work and teaching should address housing policy issues, broadly defined from an economic, environmental, financial and/or social perspective.  We are interested in candidates who approach their work in an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary manner, utilizing mixed research methodologies. A preference exists for candidates whose research, teaching and community engagement interests intersect with one or more of the areas of strength within the AHRM Department, including multifamily/rental housing, lifespan housing, housing for specialized needs, affordable housing and environmentally sustainable housing options. A passion for undergraduate teaching is important.


Responsibilities include:

  • Teach undergraduate courses; the expected/standard teaching load is two/two courses per academic year.
  • Develop a research program that includes refereed publications, scholarly presentations, and grantsmanship appropriate for a R1 Research University.
  • Engage in the initiatives of the Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-centered Communities Destination Area.
  • Advise undergraduate students.
  • Provide service to the University and profession.
  • Contribute to the Housing and Property Management program, including working with industry partners.
  • Participate in occasional travel to attend professional conferences and meetings.
  • Complete a successful criminal background check.


Qualifications include:


  • Doctorate degree conferred by August 10, 2018.
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching, scholarship productivity and grant funding.


  • Demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary teaching and/or research in areas that align with Virginia Tech’s university-wide, multidisciplinary focus on Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-centered Communities.
  • College teaching experience.
  • Successful grant writing experience.
  • Productivity in research publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Willingness to develop and teach in a graduate level curriculum.

The starting date for the position is August 10, 2018. The applicant must have an earned doctorate degree in a housing or property management related field by the position starting date. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018.  The review will continue until a suitable candidate is appointed from a diverse pool of applicants.  Salary is dependent on qualifications.


To Apply

To apply, go to  posting #TR0170158and complete the on-line application. You will be asked to supply brief demographic information and to upload a cover letter (describing qualifications and relevant experience in teaching and research or creative scholarship), your vita, and provide contact information for three (3) references.  If you have specific questions about the position, please contact Dr. Kathleen Parrott, Chair, Search Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation, please contact Dianna Givens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law. (  For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.  Virginia Tech’s Dual Career Program is available for faculty with a spouse or partner considering employment at the University.  Further information is available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 540-231-9331. 

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