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Real Estate Open Rank Position

Menlo College invites applicants for a full time faculty member in the Program in Real Estate with research and teaching interests in commercial real estate.   The College currently has a Real Estate Center that hosts an afternoon symposium each year and acts as a liaison to professionals in real estate.  The program currently offers five courses (as a concentration) leading to a B.A. degree in Business Management.    The College has identified Real Estate as one of the three planned growth areas for the College (along with Entrepreneurship and Sports Management).  The faculty will consider expanding the real estate concentration and adding a minor later this year.  Currently there are approximately 30 students enrolled in the Concentration and the goal is to double that number.  The College requires all business majors to undertake six credits through an external internship which is supported by weekly faculty-led class meetings.  The College is committed to experiential learning integrated with strong traditional liberal arts education.  

This will be the first full time faculty member in Real Estate to join Menlo College and the College is open to research and teaching interests in areas related to the applicant’s strengths, which could include property, asset and portfolio management, housing, transit oriented development, sustainable design and development,  state and local public policy impacting real estate and development, as well as the more traditional arenas of finance, investment, valuation, appraisal and market analysis.  Being located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the College has a keen interest in how technology is transforming real estate from construction techniques to appraisal, market analysis and marketing tools for real estate. 

Menlo College was established in 1927; it is primarily a residential college with approximately 900 students, with 70% of students living on campus.  The College offers several majors within the Business School as well as a Psychology Major following a traditional liberal arts foundation for all students.  Menlo College has strong connections with several real estate firms and developers in the Bay Area and other parts of California.  Menlo wishes to build on that foundation of connections and courses as well as younger alumni who are thriving in their chosen field of real estate.


Candidates should have an advanced degree in real estate, urban studies, housing, economics, finance, accounting, statistics, public policy or planning. They should also have a working knowledge of commercial real estate.  A doctoral degree in real estate or a related field is preferred with 2-5 years experience working in commercial real estate. 

Candidates are preferred who have teaching and/or research experience with a diverse student body, and who have experience in multicultural settings. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal skills, and be able to work in a collaborative and collegial environment.


The position requires undergraduate teaching in Real Estate, with possible secondary assignments in related topics, mentoring and advising undergraduate students, maintaining an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and active ongoing engagement in shared governance and other service assignments.

Rank and Salary

Open rank. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Menlo College does not have a tenure system: instead contracts of one, three or six years are offered depending on academic rank.

Application Process

Send application letter that includes teaching philosophy and research interests, a current CV, names and contact information for 3 references, samples of research publications or working papers, and teaching evaluations (in PDF form). Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date.

Menlo College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic, racial and gender identities, sexual orientations as well as people with disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups.

Submission of materials as pdf attachments in strongly encouraged. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Please submit materials to:

Menlo College
Attn: Jay Naidu
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
or via email to: jnaidu@menlo.edu

Menlo College

Menlo College