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Chair, Runstad Department of Real Estate, University of Washington

The College of Built Environments (CBE) at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle is inviting applications for the position of Chair of the Runstad Department of Real Estate (RDRE). This full-time academic appointment will be tenured at the Associate Professor or Professor level, depending on qualifications. The base academic appointment is for nine months with two additional months while serving as Chair, with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The start date for this position is negotiable, but may be as early as July 1, 2022. The Chair role is a three-year renewable term, with the typical length of this administrative appointment being six years. After serving as Chair, the individual will be a full-time faculty member in the department.

The new chair will engage both the academic and professional community in an effort to expand the department’s local, national, and global contributions. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Real Estate, a Real Estate Minor, a Master of Science degree in Real Estate, and two Graduate Certificates (Graduate Certificate in Real Estate and Graduate Certificate in Housing Studies). The department currently consists of four full-time faculty members and 19 affiliated lecturers. It has expanding undergraduate programs, and a strong and stable graduate program with a global alumni network.

The CBE is a key unit within the University of Washington–which is a world-renowned Research 1 public university set within the striking natural environment of the Puget Sound region. In carrying out its mission, the CBE engages processes for planning, designing, and investing in environments by welcoming the expertise of citizens, community members, and others with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of lived experiences.

A detailed leadership profile is available at this link.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, 1) a letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research and teaching interests, 4) statement of administrative philosophy and experience, 5) a diversity statement that describes your experience related to diversity, inclusion and equity, as well as your potential to contribute to the CBE diversity mission. Additional materials may be requested from candidates as the search process progresses. For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by November 16, 2021.

The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to organize the application processes for this search. Applicants to this position will need to create a free Dossier account to submit all application materials. For more information and to set up a Dossier account, go to: For more information on signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please review Interfolio's help and support section or contact them via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone: (877) 997-8807.

WittKieffer is assisting the University of Washington in this search. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford and Julia Bradley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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