Lecturer in Real Estate

The Business School is in an exciting and ambitious phase of its development. While proud of the University’s 525-year history, the Business School is a core part of the University’s plans for the future and is committed to increasing its profile. In order to facilitate its further growth and development, the Business School is now a stand-alone unit within the University. As an integral part of its growth strategy, the School has initiated a plan to earn accreditation of the School from the main international accrediting agencies in the coming years.  The Business School comprises several related disciplines: Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Business Management, and Real Estate. The School is consistently high-ranked in national league tables, often among the top 20 for most of its subjects. Most recently it was ranked 13th in the UK for Accounting and Finance and 12th for Business Management Studies in the Complete University Guide 2022.

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Full Time
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Grade 7
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The   School offers Real Estate programmes at both undergraduate (UG) and the postgraduate-taught (PGT) level, which are all accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The post holder will be expected to contribute to teaching of Real Estate modules in the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum as well as supervise dissertations. The post holder will also contribute to the administration of the Real Estate programmes. The post holder may be required to deliver teaching in China (SCNU) and Qatar, and may be involved in the planning and implementation of the Business School’s online strategy.

Applicants should have research expertise and have the ambition to work across disciplines and with industry to achieve their research vision as part of Aberdeen 2040.

We welcome applications from all areas of Real Estate and related disciplines. We are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with expertise in property investment.

Effective and innovative teaching and research in Real Estate are key aspects of this post. Candidates with extensive professional experience as well as the above are particularly welcomed. The successful candidate will work with colleagues across the School aligned to the School’s mission and vision.

Some experience in Higher Education teaching and evidence of potential for research excellence are important requirements.

Applicants will be open and collegiate in their approach and want to contribute to a cohesive and supportive work environment and engage in capacity building and mentoring in education.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7,  £42,149 - £50,296 per annum and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. 

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and probation period

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here 

This role is based in the UK and as such the successful candidate will be required to live and work in the UK.

The candidate appointed to this post may be eligible for homeworking on an occasional or regular basis.  For more information please refer to our Homeworking Policy.

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Marian Elliott-Jones, HR Adviser (e-mail: m.elliott-jones@abdn.ac.uk) for further information. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 28 October 2021


Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Norman Hutchison, Chair in Real Estate | Head of Discipline (Real Estate)


01224 273486


Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Hutchison.


Please quote reference number BUS178A on all correspondence