Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate Professor of the Practice and Director of the Baker M.P.S. Program

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Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate Professor of the Practice and Director of the Baker M.P.S. Program

Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate

Professor of the Practice and Director of the Baker M.P.S. Program

College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) and SC Johnson College of Business

Cornell University

Position Details

The Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning and the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University invites applications for a Professor of Practice position with teaching and administrative responsibilities. The candidate filling this position will teach classes in and serve as director of the department’s Baker M.P.S. program in real estate. The position will be a part-time (50%) non-tenure track, 5-year renewable appointment, beginning July 1, 2024.

The Professor of the Practice’s teaching responsibilities will be based at Cornell’s Ithaca campus but could occasionally include instruction at the university’s New York City campus facilities. In consultation with the department chair, the Professor of the Practice will develop and teach classes in the Baker M.P.S. that draw on the individual’s industry experience.

The Baker Program Director role will include administrative oversight of the Baker M.P.S. Program, as well as developing and maintaining external relationships with professional real estate practitioners. This will include collaborative work with college alumni affairs, development, and external relations teams in addition to coordination with the department chair and the deans of the two overseeing colleges.

The ideal candidate for the position should possess an MBA, MPS in real estate, or related degree, and be familiar with the needs and goals of professional master’s students. The individual should have outstanding communication skills and have experience working in complex professional environments with multiple valued constituents. Prior experience teaching in and/or directing a professional master’s program in real estate is preferred as is a track record of helping graduates of professional real estate programs secure employment. Given the growing importance of Cornell’s New York City campus, a successful candidate should be familiar with the NYC real estate environment and its professional community. A demonstrated record of helping to design and implement new academic and/or other instructional programs is desired.

Required Application Materials

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  • Salary Range - $75,000 – 95,000, based on the selected candidate’s qualifications.
  • Generous benefits package including healthcare (Endowed Employee Healthcare Information ). Cornell has been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. 

The department will begin review of applications on May 27th, 2024.

Department Details

Situated within a world-class research university, the Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate is jointly overseen by the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) and the SC Johnson College of Business (SCJCB). The department manages a two-year professional master’s program in real estate, the Baker M.P.S., with roughly 50 students in residence. A distinguishing feature of the program is its comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to real estate education, reflecting the different types of skills required for many career paths in real estate. This includes expertise in urban planning, architecture, law, finance, and economics. A further distinguishing feature of the program is its blending of academic in-class instruction along with input from industry professionals and out-of-class experience.

The Rubacha department presently has a complement of seven tenured faculty, one senior lecturer, and two Professors of Practice. These individuals have differing expertise that supports the multidisciplinary structure of both the department and the Baker M.P.S. degree.

The department's center of operations is in Ithaca, New York, where the resources and opportunities for innovative and interdisciplinary collaborations are extensive. The department is also developing increasing links to the academic and real estate professional community in New York City, drawing on Cornell’s New York campus facilities.

About the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning

The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University (Cornell AAP) is home to nearly 1000 students, 120 faculty, and 65 staff members who come together from around the world to take up some of today's most urgent challenges and advance research, inquiry, and design to build a more just and sustainable future.

A vital college at one of the nation's foremost research universities, Cornell AAP bridges fields and faculty with five departments, 20 degree programs, 18 faculty-led labs, and the Cornell Mui Ho Center for Cities, a platform for building partnerships that make a positive impact in our cities and communities nationally and internationally.

Cornell AAP's departments include Architecture, Art, and Planning, as well as the new multicollege Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate, jointly led by the S.C. Johnson College of Business, and the multicollege Department of Design Tech, administered by Cornell AAP in partnership with Cornell Bowers CIS, Cornell Engineering, the Cornell Human Ecology, and Cornell Tech. The college is housed across three locations (Ithaca, New York; New York City; and Rome, Italy), each offering world-class facilities and cutting-edge technologies.

Cornell AAP is about acts of transformation. We are committed to building a caring, inclusive, and rigorous community around our shared priorities — Creative + Critical Practices, Sustainability + Social Impact, Design + Emerging Technologies, and the Future of Cities + Development — that enable us to reimagine and reshape the world in radically new ways, every day.

About the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business (established on July 1, 2016) combines three Schools, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (Johnson), the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management (Dyson), and the Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration (Nolan). 

The Johnson School offers MBA, Accelerated MBA, Executive MBA, and Ph.D. programs. Courses and programs are taught at Cornell’s main Ithaca campus, the Cornell Tech campus in New York City, and other locations across the globe. 

Dyson houses a top-ranked undergraduate business program as well as graduate programs that award Ph.D., M.S. and M.P.S. degrees. Areas of faculty research include management; environmental, energy and resource economics; food and agricultural economics; and international and development economics. Faculty members in the Dyson School frequently collaborate with colleagues in Computer and Information Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Natural Resources, and other units on campus.

The Nolan School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University is the top-ranked hospitality management program worldwide, with undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. programs. The Nolan School of Hotel Administration (Nolan) has approximately 800 undergraduates and 60 graduate students. Founded in 1922, Nolan is an AACSB accredited business school, with a resident faculty of 65 and over 10,000 alumni worldwide. Important resources available to faculty include extraordinary access to industry leaders, excellent research funding, the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR), and the cultural and intellectual resources of the Cornell University community.

For questions and additional information, please contact:

Professor of the Practice Search Committee

Paul Rubacha Department of Real Estate

College of Architecture, Art, and Planning and SC Johnson College of Business

(607) 254-4228

[email protected]

For more information about the Department, the College of AAP, SCJCB, and Cornell University, please visit:      

Pay Range:

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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

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