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Director and Associate Professor, University of Texas at Tyler

Position Summary

The Soules College of Business at The University of Texas at Tyler seeks qualified applicants for a full-time position as Associate Professor of Finance or Business Economics and Director of the Hibbs Institute for Business and Economic Research. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. To receive full consideration, applicants should apply before January 15, 2019.

Candidates should also be committed to excellence in teaching and research and have the potential to publish in high quality outlets. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses both online, hybrid and face-to-face and will receive a reduced teaching load to assume duties as Director.

The Director leads the Institute’s research projects, including, but not limited to, labor-market profiles, economic-impact studies, market and industry analyses, economic forecasts and indices, demographics and other issues. The Director will work with government agencies and business and nonprofit organizations to provide economic analysis of interest to them, serve as the primary spokesperson for the Soules College of Business on economic matters and policies in the region and generate externally-funded projects and grants. The Director will also perform other duties as assigned.

The Soules College of Business is housed in beautiful new 140,000 sq. ft. building that was completed in the summer of 2018. UT Tyler is a component of The University of Texas System and is located in the beautiful East Texas lake country with tall trees and rolling hills on the I-20 corridor. The City of Tyler has a population of approximately 100,000 and the MSA is about 230,000. Dallas is about 100 miles west and Houston is about 200 miles south of Tyler.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D., D.B.A. or D.E.D from an AACSB-accredited institution in finance, economics or a related field. Demonstrated ability to conduct research projects as delineated above is required.

Apply here.  (Click “next” to expand the timeframe and locate the position.)

Research Scientist 2, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of New Mexico

Position Summary

The Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) is looking for a creative, self-motivated and organized socioeconomic researcher. With supervision and working collaboratively, the candidate selected for the position will be engaged in all aspects of applied economic and sociological investigation of topics relevant New Mexico policymakers. Recent and ongoing research has addressed issues such as regional economic development, public finance, housing, labor and health policy, and nonprofit planning and development. This position will allow for significant opportunities for professional growth.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • With supervision of the Director, defines research questions and methodology.
  • Serves as principal investigator, as appropriate, on sub-projects.
  • Collects primary data with surveys, focus groups and interviews.
  • Develops datasets from national, state and local secondary sources.
  • Ensures oversight and security of confidential data.
  • Prepares statistical and narrative reports and/or graphs
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Term appointment position for 1 year from date of hire. Continuation of appointment based upon availability of funding.

A complete application will consist of:

  • Cover letter describing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample – Recent research report where you are the primary author

See the Position Description for additional information.
Conditions of Employment here.

Successful candidate must submit to a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check. Additional health screenings may be required, dependent on the nature of the research conducted, as determined by Employee Occupational Health Services.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral or Master’s degree in a field of the social sciences, including Economics, Sociology, Geography or Demography.
  • Demonstrated experience with qualitative research methods, including sample selection, survey design, and focus groups.
  • Demonstrated experience with/in :
    -Institutional and/or social network analysis
    -Program evaluation, public administration, strategic planning
    -Statistics and applied statistical packages, particularly SAS, SPSS or STATA
    -Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Knowledge of secondary economic, social and demographic data sources.
  • Commitment to the economic and community development in New Mexico.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are required

Director, Indiana Business Research Center, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

% of Time, Duties & Responsibilities

40 % – Develop, implement, maintain and evaluate projects, plans and specifications. Contact and interact with key external personnel­ (e.g., elected officials, government agency executives, economic developers and business leaders), obtaining agreements to sponsor projects, funded by such entities, suitable for both the sponsor’s and the center’s use.

35 % – Direct, develop and enhance information services and key information-user relationships for the center. Participate actively in national, state and regional organizations relating to economic, demographic and business information content and delivery. Inform the public and business/government leaders via presentations, press interviews, and other effective media to share the center’s insights on relevant topics to such audiences. Respond to information requests from Indiana’s legislators, congressional delegates and elected officials, from similar officials at local, regional and national levels, and from sponsoring government agencies. Productive collaboration on important projects with leaders and staff of other research centers (at IU or external entities) is common in this position.

15 % – Supervise and participate in a variety of personnel actions for professional and support staff, including hiring, delegation of key functional roles to staff, performance appraisals, merit recommendations and dismissals. Most professional staff will require minimal day-to-day supervision, as they are expected and encouraged to manage their efforts effectively.

10 % – Initiate plans and develop effective promotional and informative materials for internal and external audiences.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

At a minimum, this position requires a graduate degree in business, economics or a closely related field. A doctoral degree in such field from an AACSB-accredited institution is preferred. This work would benefit from relevant experience extracting insights from large sets of economic, demographic and/or business data. Solid knowledge of sources and analytical procedures appropriate to such data sets is strongly desired.

No particular licenses or certifications are required for this position.

PROBLEM SOLVING

Typical examples of tasks or problems this position must often handle effectively include:

  • Assigning appropriate staff member(s) to a given project or task.
  • Helping a prospective client clarify and define the kinds of results desired from a research project.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with external organizations to support conducting valuable research and analysis of mutual interest.
  • Coaching staff regarding their professional development and supporting such development.

IBRC FUNDING

  • The IBRC’s budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year totals more than $2.5 million. Funding to support the center’s work comes from a variety of sources. Several federal, state and non-profit agencies seek the center’s help to monitor and report on economic, demographic or other activity related to the agencies’ missions. Contracts are typically entered into for such work, with the IBRC director (and other staff, as appropriate) involved in negotiating terms, subject to school and university approval. Some clients sponsoring the center’s work are for-profit companies that want to understand their markets, their economic impacts, or similar issues. Among the recent sponsors of IBRC research are these organizations:
  • S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
  • S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
  • Lilly Endowment Inc.
  • Indiana Department of Workforce Development
  • Indiana Department of Local Government and Finance
  • Indiana State Board of Accounts
  • Indiana Management Performance Hub
  • Indiana Education Employment Relations Board
  • Indiana Gaming Commission
  • Marion County Public Health Department
  • Central Indiana Corporate Partnership Foundation
  • Indiana Association of Realtors
  • Early Learning Indiana
  • Purdue University
  • Harvard University
  • Center for Migration Studies of New York
  • Center for International Business Education and Research – KSB, IU
  • Various Indiana businesses, school corporations, faith-based and non-profit organizations

 

The Kelley School of Business has, for several years, provided two graduate research assistants (RAs) each year, at no cost to the center, for whom the applied research tasks they’re assigned are a practical extension of their academic studies. Supporting these two RA positions costs the school approximately $5,000 annually. In addition, several other RAs are typically supported via grant and contract funds, depending on the project(s) on which they work.

Contact Jerry Conover, (conover@indiana.edu) for more information.

University of Hawaii at Manoa Assistant Professor in Data Analytics and Economics

The University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UHM) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (position 84643), a tenure track appointment with the University of Hawai’i Economic Research Organization (UHERO, 0.75 FTE) and the Department of Economics (0.25 FTE), with locus of tenure in UHERO, College of Social Sciences, UHM, permanent, tenure track, full-time, 9-month, to begin August 1, 2019, subject to position clearance and availability of funds.
Duties: Conduct applied research in one or more of the following areas: economic forecasting, state and local public finance, labor economics, health economics, environmental/energy economics, urban/regional economics, or data science. Publish in peer-reviewed academic journals, and serve as principal investigator on extramurally funded projects. Lead UHERO Analytics— a group of staff programmers, graduate research assistants, and undergraduate interns that develop and maintain all of UHERO’s custom database systems; design, build and maintain custom data and web applications; and develop and deploy best-in-class visualizations, dashboards and other innovative methods to produce high-impact research outreach. Teach undergraduate or graduate courses on Data Analysis and Visualization, and other areas as needed. Mentor and advise students. Conduct service and outreach in congruence with UHERO’s mission. Other duties as assigned by the director.
We will conduct interviews at the Annual meeting of the Allied Social Sciences Association in Atlanta, January 3-5, 2019.

To apply: For the full job advertisement and application instructions, visit our website here.

City Economist, City of Albuquerque

Apply here

Position Summary

  • Forecast, monitor, and report on City revenues.
  • Develop, coordinate and participate in programs for the collection, research, analysis and interpretation of economic, financial and statistical data;
  • Advise on City financial policies and goals;
  • Monitor and report on the local economy; and serve as main point of contact for City departments and individuals requiring economic data and analysis.

Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in economics, statistics or related field plus five (5) years experience in public finance, economic analysis and/or econometric forecasting, including four (4) years direct supervisory experience.  PhD. in Economics preferred.
Preferred Knowledge

  • Operations, services and activities of a financial and economic analysis program
  • Principles and practices of economic research and analysis
  • Proficiency in analyzing data using mathematical models and techniques of statistics and econometrics
  • Micro and macroeconomic theory and applications including cost benefit analysis
  • Principles and practices of program development and implementation
  • Advanced procedures, methods and techniques of budget preparation and control
  • Financial management, including accounting, auditing, budgeting and computer information systems
  • Recent developments, current literature and information related to municipal fiscal management
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Conduct research; interpret and analyze economic data (i.e. employment, wages, population, inflation, GDP, etc.)
  • Understand and monitor changes in federal, state, and local tax policy
  • Effectively consult a variety of professional and technical personnel
  • Objectively analyze resource allocations
  • Present and explain economic information and research results to City Officials and the general public
  • Formulate taxation and expenditure policy
  • Evaluate and interpret technical material, economic journals, literature and studies
  • Interpret and explain City policies and procedures
  • Allocate City resources in a cost effective manner
  • Develop models and methodology for forecasting resources with a reasonable degree of accuracy
  • Perform financial feasibility analyses
  • Prepare clear and concise financial reports
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the general public

Director, Center for Business and Economic Research, University of Nevada – Las Vegas

The Center in the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a 12-month, non-tenure track, professional position as Director. The Director oversees the Center’s primary and contract research projects.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a MA degree or higher in Economics, Finance, or related field. A PhD is a plus, but not required. Successful applicants will possess excellent research skills and significant applied research experience. Moreover, they will be effective communicators, verbally and orally, and possess prior experience working cooperatively with government agencies and private industry. Other responsibilities include continuing development and marketing of the Center and interacting with the media.

SALARY RANGE: Salary is competitive.

APPLICATION DETAILS: Submit a letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation. Materials should be addressed to Stoney Alder, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at

https://www.higheredjobs.com/institution/search.cfm?aID=584&type=2&ShowAll=yes

For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

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Socioeconomic Analyst II, University of Alabama Center for Business and Economic Research

Job no: 506138
Appointment type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Categories: Other, Research/Scientific
Department: 206201 – Center for Business and Econ Research
Pay Grade/Pay Range: 58 Monthly (exempt): – Minimum – $ 39332.76 Midpoint – $ 57033.60

Job Summary. The Socioeconomic Analyst II specializes in complex demographic analysis and development of population projections, economic data analysis and interpretation, socioeconomic research, technical writing, and editing. Specialization includes, but is not limited to, the exercise of judgment needed to refine population projections to arrive at reasonable results that come from experience working with population data and projections.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in socioeconomic research, data analysis, and technical writing; OR Bachelor’s degree in a related field with a minimum of four (4) years of experience in socioeconomic research, data analysis, and technical writing.

View full job description here.

Research Scientist 2, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, the University of New Mexico

Summary of job duties:
The Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) is looking for a creative, self-motivated and organized socioeconomic researcher. With supervision and working collaboratively, the candidate selected for the position will be engaged in all aspects of applied economic and sociological investigation of topics relevant New Mexico policymakers. Recent and ongoing research as addressed issues such as regional economic development, public finance, housing, labor and health policy, and nonprofit planning and development. This position will allow for significant opportunities for professional growth. Specific Duties to Include:

With supervision of the Director, defines research questions and methodology.

  • Serves as principal investigator, as appropriate, on sub-projects.
  • Collects primary data with surveys, focus groups and interviews.
  • Develops data-sets from national, state and local secondary sources.
  • Ensures oversight and security of confidential data.Prepares statistical and narrative reports and/or graphs
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Term appointment position for 1-year from date of hire. Continuation of appointment based upon availability of funding.

See the position description for additional information.

Economics Associate, REMI (Regional Economic Models, Inc.)

REMI is seeking an Economic Associate to join its consulting and expert client support team. REMI provides the nation’s leading regional economic forecasting and policy analysis models (PI+, TranSight, Tax-PI). In this position, you will work side by side with REMI’s Chief Economist and CEO, Vice President, and other senior member of the consulting/client team, learning the role of consultation and business development. We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate intellectually rigorous economic research, strong communications skills, and a passion for informing public policy decisions through research-based analysis.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with senior staff and clients in analyzing policy proposals through the use of REMI’s state-of-the-art econometric model.
  • Organize and run meetings with decision-makers.
  • Extensive business travel.
  • Developing reports that drive the conversation about policy questions and alternative proposals.
  • Answering clients’ questions about modeling approaches and the structure of their research.
  • Developing expert knowledge in complex economic model.
    Research academic debate and literature on economic policy issues.

Candidate requirements:

  • A commitment to providing objective and comprehensive analysis that improves the quality of public policy.
  • A passion for economics and public policy, and appreciation for the value of data and nonpartisan analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform independent, publication-quality research.
  • High academic achievement, excellent communications skills and a degree in economics, public policy or related field.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to master our proprietary economic modeling software, and have strong communications and business development skills.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and transcripts via email to: mitcheline.mekal@remi.com

Associate Dean of Research, University of North Carolina-Greensboro Bryan School of Business & Economics

Summary of job duties:
The Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications for the position of Associate Dean for Research and Faculty. The preferred starting date is August 1, 2018. The selected candidate shall have three primary tasks: increase the dollar volume and engagement in externally funded research; manage a variety of school-wide, faculty-focused processes, such as professional development, annual and post-tenure review, and promotion and tenure; and maintain a level of personal research productivity leading to scholarly publication. Applicants must hold a PhD/DBA degree and be tenured at the associate professor or professor level. The discipline must be able to tie in some way to the business school. Framed so broadly, we expect and encourage applicants from a variety of Engineering areas (Industrial Engineering/Operations Research, Engineering Management, Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering, etc.), Arts & Sciences areas (e.g., Computer Science, Statistics, Psychology, Sociology, and Economics), Apparel Studies/Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism, plus traditional business disciplines such as Business Economics, Information Systems, and Operations/Supply Chain Management, among others. What shall be key is one’s record of success as a PI in attracting government and corporate funding, or possibly as a faculty director or dean of research who has had substantial success building a strong, externally funded, research operation. Additionally, those serving in program director roles at federal agencies may be attractive candidates, depending on other qualifications.

View the full search prospectus here.

 

Director, Center for Business & Economic Research, Associate/Full Professor of Economics, Marshall University

Summary of job duties:
Joint with the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at Marshall University, The Division of Finance and Economics housed in AACSB-accredited Lewis College of Business (LCOB) invites applications for a 12-month tenure-track position at any rank to begin fall 2018.

We seek a candidate whose primary teaching and research interests lie in applied regional economics, applied econometrics, and quantitative methods in research. The position is half teaching and half grant writing and acquisition, research and outreach for CBER. The individual will be responsible for obtaining CBER related work and being the public face of CBER. Additionally, the individual will direct business and economic research pertinent to West Virginia and surrounding region, support economic development and service efforts, integrate business community through direct involvement in research related to West Virginia, the tri-state and Appalachian Region, provide business and economic development support to private and public-sector constituencies and disseminate information, research findings and data. The individual selected must have strong verbal and written communication skills and be willing to travel and work with the West Virginia Legislature and other governmental bodies.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in economics or closely related field. We attach considerable importance to a team-player and a teacher-scholar committed to excellence in teaching a rich and diverse community of learners. The candidate must have experience or demonstrate the ability to publish in quality journals. Experience in an economic development center is highly desirable.

Review of applications begins February 28 and continues until position is filled. Complete application packages should include a cover letter, vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, a research paper either published or presented to show ability of the candidate to do applied research, graduate transcripts and names and addresses of three references.

Short-listed candidates who interview on campus must have official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) forwarded directly to the Chair of the Search and Screen Committee by their degree-granting institutions prior to their interview on campus.

Required Documents
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. A Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4. Teaching Evaluations
5. Research paper
6. Unofficial Transcripts
7. List of Three References

Apply for this position here.