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Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, College of Social Sciences, Social Science Research Institute, University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization invites applications for a position of Assistant Professor.  This is a full-time, permanent, 9-month tenure-track appointment, position #84815, to begin December 1, 2020, subject to position clearance and availability of funds. Position funded from extramural funds for the first three years and thereafter funded by general funds.

Duties: Conduct applied research in one or more of the following areas: economic forecasting, environmental/energy economics, regional economics, or data science.  Publish in peer-reviewed academic journals, and serve as principal investigator on extramurally funded projects.  Contribute directly to UHERO’s core forecast mission, the development of forecasting models and the preparation of state, county and industry forecasts, policy analysis and reports, and other specialized research reports.  As part of this activity the incumbent is expected to monitor developments in local, national and global economies, and to interact with government agencies and various stakeholders to both gather and share relevant information.  Teach an undergraduate course on Data Analysis and Visualization, the Hawaii Economy, or others as needed.  Conduct service and outreach in congruence with UHERO’s mission.  Other duties as assigned by the director.

Minimum qualifications:

  1.  A Ph.D. in economics from an accredited college or university or foreign equivalent. ABDs will be considered but all degree requirements must be completed prior to date of hire. ABDs must also submit a letter from their committee chair attesting that dissertation and all degree requirements will be completed prior to date of hire.
  2. Demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality applied research relevant for a regional economy.
  3. A record of research achievement (publications, grants) commensurate with time in field.
  4. Ability to teach undergraduate courses in the applicant’s area of expertise.

Desirable qualifications:  Demonstrated ability to communicate statistical analysis and research results via data visualization; demonstrated ability modeling and forecasting regional or national economies; demonstrated proficiency with programming languages used for data scraping, manipulation, and development of data-driven web apps, such as R, Perl, Python, Ruby, etc.; demonstrated knowledge of Hawai`i’s economy.

Pay Range:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply: Electronic applications only to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu and search for Position Number 0084815, JOB# 2020-00686 to submit an application.
Include a cover letter stating how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications, a curriculum vitae, transcripts, teaching evaluations if available (upload in the “Add supplemental attachment”) , and at least two examples of applied research and visualization work.   Have three references send letters of reference to uherojob@hawaii.edu October 30, 2020.  Official academic transcripts will be required prior to employment.  Application materials will not be returned. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Inquiries: Carl Bonham (bonham@hawaii.edu)

Continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.  Interviews will be conducted via Zoom or other teleconferencing methods.

Senior Instructor of Environment and Natural Resources Policy, University of Colorado, Boulder.

The Masters of the Environment professional graduate program (MENV) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for an instructor of Environment and Natural Resources Policy in its new Outdoor Recreation Economy (ORE) program. MENV is an interdisciplinary professional master’s degree that equips students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to address complex environmental challenges. MENV prepares students to become leaders in a wide range of careers in the environment, energy, natural resources and sustainability sectors. ORE creates impact for the broader outdoor industry through applied research and project delivery for organizational partners, the development of strong and productive external partnerships, and the cultivation of innovators and inclusive leaders. We are committed to supporting the entire outdoor recreation economy through innovative approaches to economic development, the management of resilient public lands and waterways, the creation of inclusive spaces, and the promotion of sustainable business practices.

The successful candidate will possess significant academic as well as professional experience in environmental policy with a special focus on public lands or natural resources governance and policy. The candidate will have a deep understanding of issues facing the nation’s public lands and natural resources, as well as the role of policy in addressing those. Candidates with backgrounds in law and policy in the public lands and natural resources arenas will be considered. An understanding of climate impacts, and associated societal and governmental responses.

 

Senior Instructor of Outdoor Recreation Industry Business & Leadership, University of Colorado, Boulder.

The Masters of the Environment professional graduate program (MENV) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a Senior Instructor of Outdoor Recreation Industry Business & Leadership in its new Outdoor Recreation Economy specialization (ORE). MENV is an interdisciplinary professional master’s degree that equips students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to address complex environmental challenges. MENV prepares students to become leaders in a wide range of careers in the environment, energy, natural resources and sustainability sectors. ORE creates impact for the broader outdoor industry through applied research and project delivery for organizational partners, the development of strong and productive external partnerships, and the cultivation of innovators and inclusive leaders. As part of our new ORE specialization, we are committed to supporting the entire outdoor recreation economy through innovative approaches to economic development, the management of resilient public lands and waterways, the creation of inclusive spaces, and the promotion of sustainable business practices. We are seeking an individual to design and teach the Outdoor Recreation Industry Business & leadership course who:

  • has experience across a range of business functions that can be applied to the outdoor industry sector.
  • is passionate about mentoring and teaching the next generation of students who will create real impact in this industry.
  • is committed to accessing and developing educational pathways for all students.
  • is determined to create learning and career opportunities for students.
  • is visionary in creating opportunities for learning and career pathways for diverse professional learners.
  • is excited about creating a flagship program in the outdoor recreation economy.

We seek that a person with vision, leadership, and an entrepreneurial spirit. The successful candidate will possess professional experience that includes the outdoor industry, but could include other industries and sectors.

Senior Instructor of Economic Development, University of Colorado, Boulder.

The Masters of the Environment professional graduate program (MENV) at the University of Colorado-Boulder invites applications for a Senior Instructor of Economic Development in its new Outdoor Recreation Economy (ORE) specialization. MENV is an interdisciplinary professional master’s degree that equips students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to address complex environmental challenges. MENV prepares students to become leaders in a wide range of careers in the environment, energy, natural resources and sustainability sectors. ORE creates impact for the broader outdoor industry through applied research and project delivery for organizational partners, the development of strong and productive external partnerships, and the cultivation of innovators and inclusive leaders. We are committed to supporting the entire outdoor recreation economy through innovative approaches to economic development, the management of resilient public lands and waterways, the creation of inclusive spaces, and the promotion of sustainable business practices.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, local and regional economic development, including development that can leverage state, regional, and national assets for recreation economy development. The candidate will provide leadership in the development and delivery of teaching for graduate students, professional training, technical assistance, and applied research activities that build the capacity of communities, economic development practitioners, and relevant business and industry sectors. The candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of economic and business development strategies, emerging economic sectors, sustainable tourism and recreation development, public-private partnerships, entrepreneurial communities, and/or other related areas. We are also especially interested in candidates who are visionary, innovative, and have academic or professional experience related to social change, diversity and inclusiveness.

 

Director, Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC)

The University of Wyoming (UW) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC). UW seeks an experienced and highly collaborative leader with a vision for the future of WYSAC, including ideas for expansion of WYSAC’s work within and outside Wyoming’s borders.

WYSAC is housed under the Office of Research and Economic Development and reports to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. The WYSAC Director will manage and make decisions affecting the operation, administration, planning, and environment of WYSAC.

WYSAC’s mission is to provide clear, accurate, and useful information to decision-makers through applied social research, scientific polling, information technology services, and rigorous program evaluation. Without bias and with the highest standards of validity WYSAC collects, manages, analyzes, and reports data through research contracts for the public and private sector in Wyoming and throughout the nation.

WYSAC has three primary research focus areas: 1.) Evaluation and execution of studies to inform funding decisions and policy making primarily in the areas of criminal justice, public health, and substance abuse prevention and education; 2.) Survey research that provides assistance on research design, data collection, data analysis, and interpretation of statistical results; 3.) Information Technology assistance in developing web applications and software solutions for data entry systems, case management, and database design.

This position is a 12-month 100% grant funded full-time administrative at-will position. Depending on the qualifications of the applicant, an academic appointment to a home department may be considered.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

As the leader of a 100% soft-money funded organization, the Director will serve the key leadership role to ensure the long-term financial viability and sustainability of WYSAC. The Director will take the lead in abiding by the vision and mission of WYSAC and in creating and implementing the strategic plan’s short- and long-term growth goals and objectives. In conjunction with the WYSAC Business Manager, manage an approximately $4 million annual budget to ensure continued funding to support personnel and operations.

The Director will work with UW administrative and academic units to integrate WYSAC into the education and research missions of UW. This includes promoting experiential and employment opportunities for students, and fostering faculty and academic unit research partnerships.

The Director will represent, promote, market, advocate and enhance the visibility of WYSAC. This position requires the ability to work with local, state, and federal agencies as well as various public, private and professional organizations.

The Director will manage a team of approximately 22 benefitted employees. Management includes employee hiring and terminations, conducting performance evaluations, approving compensation changes, managing employee conflict, and allowing for professional development. The person in this position should create a positive work environment that fosters open communication, employee participation, and high morale.

The Director will monitor personnel, projects, budgets, and resources to ensure adequacy to meet current and projected needs. The Director will determine systemic problem areas that need attention and take corrective action and adjust policies, procedures, and regulations as needed to ensure efficient and effective operation, funding, and compliance. Effective operation includes ensuring maintenance of deliverables and deadlines; maintenance of data and report quality, integrity, and compliance; and monitoring project budgets. The Director will act as the HIPAA security and privacy officer.

SUPPLEMENTAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Evidence of excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to secure competitive funding to support sustainable operation of the unit.
  • Experience in developing and managing an annual budget
  • Ability to present a programmatic vision and assessments to UW administration and others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: Master’s degree in the social sciences or similar field (statistics, sociology, political science, business administration)

EXPERIENCE: At least 3 years of mid- to upper-level employee management and supervisory experience and at least 3 years of experience involving project management, collaboration, and team leadership.

Valid Driver’s License with a motor vehicle record that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy Found at: https://www.uwyo.edu/risk/_files/docs/offical-vehicle-policy.pdf

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: PhD or equivalent degree in the social sciences or similar field (statistics, sociology, political science, business administration)

EXPERIENCE: At least 5 years of mid- to upper-level employee management and supervisory experience.

5 years of experience involving project management, collaboration, and team leadership.

Employment experience at an institute of higher education.

To apply or for more information click on the link here.

Associate Director, Center for Business and Economic Analysis

Support the economic growth and diversification of Wyoming’s economy through applied economic and business analytics for communities, industries, entrepreneurs, and the State of Wyoming by managing projects for the CBEA.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Our mission is to provide professional economic insight about Wyoming; undertake economic impact assessments; conduct specialized analyses, studies and projects, including guidance for investors, policymakers, and entrepreneurs; and study and disseminate population demographic and workforce conditions to support regional development. The CBEA will be the trusted destination resource for information about Wyoming’s economy, empower robust economic growth and diversification, serve as a bridge of engagement between the University of Wyoming and the broader state community, and be recognized nationally as a premier organization amongst its peers.

Position Expectations

The Associate Director will manage projects for the CBEA. The successful candidate will also work with the Director to develop UW Economic Outlook Conferences around Wyoming and communicate regularly with local economic development groups. Responsibilities also include: continuing development and marketing of the Center; assisting government agencies and firms with analysis of local, state, and national business and economic conditions; interacting with local, state, and national media with respect to economic conditions and policies in the region; executing economic impact projects and other specialized projects; and all other related duties as assigned. Fulfilling these responsibilities may require occasional travel to meet with clients and travel throughout Wyoming to assist the Director with presentations or attended events.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • This position requires a master’s degree or higher in Economics or related field.
  • The position requires explicit knowledge of standard econometric software, such as R, Python, and Stata.
  • Valid driver’s license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy found at: https://www.uwyo.edu/risk/_files/docs/offical-vehicle-policy.pdf

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of and experience with software for economic impact analyses, such as IMPLAN or REMI
  • PhD in Economics or related field
  • Knowledge of Wyoming’s economy and the energy industry.
  • Successful applicants should possess excellent communication and applied research skills
  • Applicants should have a documented ability to effectively communicate verbally and orally to diverse audiences about complex topics involving data, and prior experience working cooperatively with government agencies and private industry.

For more information and to apply visit the link here.

Associate Director, University of New Mexico Bureau of Business and Economic Research

View the full job description here. Applicants may go to unmjobs.unm.edu and use REQUISITION ID: req12355

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Applies diversified knowledge of scientific research principles, practices, and protocols in research projects; makes recommendations and conclusions which serve as the basis for decision making in a specialty area.
  2. Collaborates with users and principal investigators on design, analysis, application, and reporting of research projects; teaches and advises on techniques.
  3. Interprets, organizes, executes, and coordinates scientific research assignments concerned with unique or controversial problems.
  4. Formulates and conducts systematic problem analysis and resolution in an area of considerable scope and complexity through series of complete and conceptually related studies, or through a variety of projects of lesser scope.
  5. Develops model concepts and approaches as an individual researcher and acts independently on technical matters.
  6. Supplies technical leadership and consultation to professional co-workers, collaborators, and graduate students.
  7. Prepares analyses, reports, and other documentation for publication; presents findings at local, national, and/or international meetings.
  8. Prepares grant proposals to obtain funding in support of research activities.
  9. Serves as principal investigator on single or multiple projects of complexity and scope consistent with above criteria, and/or manages a research unit.
  10. Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree; at least 7 years 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.

Research Economist, College of Business and Economics, Western Washington University

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This position functions as the Research Economist in the Center and as a mentor for student researchers, providing assistance, training, and support to the students. The Center engages in more than two dozen unique research projects annually.

Director, Regional Economic Research Institute, Florida Gulf Coast University

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The Regional Economic Research Institute (RERI) is housed in the Lutgert College of Business. The RERI studies the regional and state economy, conducts on-demand economic impact and other analyses of issues pertaining to Southwest Florida, and applies economic theory to research and forecasting in its many regular and occasional publications. The RERI partners with the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council and assists area economic development organizations and chambers of commerce. In addition, the Institute examines regional workforce issues, assists economic development organizations, and supports the regional planning council. It works closely with the Institute for Entrepreneurship, the Lucas Institute for Real Estate Development and Finance, and the Small Business Development Center.

The Lutgert College of Business is seeking candidates who are focused on engaging community partners and continuing to develop the RERI as a resource for the regional business community, while maintaining teaching excellence and an active research program.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Doctorate in Economics or a closely related field from an AACSB accredited program.
  • Research and experience to commensurate with Professor or Associate Professor rank.
  • Experience in regional economic analyses and in production of applied regional economic studies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with writing grants and generating external funding.
  • Experience providing local, regional and national press media interviews.
  • Experience teaching in an AACSB accredited business school.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Implan and/or REMI.
  • Ability to present findings to the university and community.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to manage the operations of the RERI and provide strategic leadership for its continued development.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

City Economist, City of Albuquerque

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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.