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Faculty and Lecturer Positions

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Real Estate Finance (pre-tenure or tenured)

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the MIT Center for Real Estate (CRE), both located in MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), seek applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in: Real Estate Finance.

The position: Full-time appointment at the level of assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate professor (without or with tenure), commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. degree required (or expected to complete the Ph.D. by the time of taking this position), as well as publications, teaching and research experience.

Due Date: Review of candidates will begin on November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Staff Positions

Director of Industry Relations and Executive and Professional Education Programs

MIT Center for Real Estate (CRE or the Center) is an entrepreneurial and start-up environment consisting of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary and team-oriented group of faculty, staff and researchers and graduate students. The Center is known for its world-renowned graduate degree program, offering a Master of Science in Real Estate Development. The CRE is also a research center that includes four (4) world-class research labs:  Sustainable Urbanization LabReal Estate Innovation LabReal Estate Price Dynamics Platform and Urban Economics Lab; as well as a hub and network of thought-leadership for our Industry Partners Program comprised of 30-35 global commercial real estate companies.

The person in this position will co-develop and implement the Major Initiatives of the MIT Real Estate Industry Research and oversee the Center’s Industry Partnership Program to build mutually beneficial relationships between the Center and companies in the real estate industry for the purpose of building the Center’s research programs and generating revenue for the Center.  He/she will grow and supervise the Center’s Professional and Executive Education Programs, including Professional Certificate Program, CRE Online courses, and the CRE – Maastricht Global Real Estate Leadership Program.

Due Date: Open until position is filled.

Posted: 10/7/22

CRE Events Planning Associate

Position Overview:

Coordinates, organizes, and provides on-site event logistics technical and AV support to ensure MIT/ CRE classes and events are successfully executed. Position coordinates and provides both advance and day-of support for CRE faculty, staff, students, and partners with events, meetings, classes, workshops and conferences, including day-to-day support and support for major special events. This role manages multiple events with competing deadlines.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • For several major special events annually, independently coordinates and oversees event preparation, execution, and break down, including coordiating travel needs of speakers and participants; setting up, monitoring, and managing participant registrations; evaluating and reserving and managing services and event spaces; sending invitations, reminders, and confirming participants and attendees; and providing on-site AV and other event support.
  • Coordinates and secures event spaces and staffing in advance and reserves/ schedules sites and services.  Identifies, interviews and evaluates potential vendors and service providers and makes recommendations.
  • Manages physical and online access for event participants, speakers and visitors, including advance- planning and the timely collection of information required for Tim Tickets, transportation, parking arrangements, space access and preparing.
  • Evaluates needs and makes recommendations and implements changes and enhancements for future events based on feedback.
  • Creates, maintains and distributes informational and instructional materials related to event venues, rates, catering and support options and AV and equipment-use.
  • Conducts training sessions on the use of classroom and hybrid-events-related technology for 40+ students, 10-12 faculty and lecturers, and 12-15 staff and provides on-site support for in-person, hybrid, or fully remote events, seminars and programs. Proactively addresses issues as they arise and troubleshoots emerging problems on the event day.  
  • Processes requests for third-party AV services and provides on-site AV support, including setup of microphones, cameras, tablets, laptops, and other needed equipment and independently resolves AV and hybrid-classroom technology issues when they arise.
  • Manages AV equipment inventories and reservation systems for CRE faculty, instructors, classroom assistants, and staff.
  • As part of a team, coordinates and handles the setting up and breakdown of routine events, including catering and refreshments.
  • Other duties as needed or required.
  • This position involves frequent evening hours and occasional weekend hours.
  • This is a one-year term position with a possibility of renewal. 

Qualifications & Skills: 


High school diploma or its equivalent; five years of related experience, including some knowledge of AV systems or a willingness to learn; 6-months experience with Zoom meetings and webinars.  Must be able to provide excellent customer service; multitask; be on-time; and work independently under limited supervision. 


Bachelor’s degree; five years of related experience including at least one year of comparable, high-demand, competing event and classroom support for both live online and in-person settings; AV-related work supporting courses and events, including setting up and managing in-person/ online hybrid events; and familiarity with MIT operations. Understanding of networked-based AV systems (installed, portable, and online). Posting content to WordPress, EventBrite, or other web-based event registration platforms. 

The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent troubleshooting and customer-service skills; is a self-learner who is able to teach themselves systems by finding appropriate resources, reading instruction manuals, watching YouTube videos, and seeking out subject matter experts; takes excellent notes and can document processes in a clear and concise manner for themselves and for others.

Posted: 11/2/2022

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