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Associate Director and Senior Research Professor, University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research

Job Description

The University of Montana invites applications for an Associate Director and Senior Research Professor with the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER).  The position directs a high-visibility research program with significant outside funding in Health Care Industry Research, including the Kids Count Program.  As the Associate Director you are expected to conduct peer-reviewed research and communicate findings to the public in non-technical language, including presentations at the Montana Economic Outlook Seminars.  You must be able to attract grants, contracts and other outside funding and direct the development of the program, working with others in the BBER in a collaborative manner.  Growth in the program, including the addition of staff and/or supervisory responsibilities, are under the Health Care Director’s direction.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness and partnership.

Qualifications

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in economics or a related field, a demonstrated capacity to conduct peer-reviewed research and make non-technical public presentations.  The position requires independence, initiative, leadership, communications and persistence.  The incumbent must be thoroughly trained in economics and knowledgeable of health care policy and the issues involved.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate has a demonstrated capacity to independently direct and grow a high-visibility research program. The ability to manage all aspects of a research program, including budgets and personnel, research development and strategic planning, is central to this position.

Position Details

  • Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, MUS Contract and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
  • Salary for this position is AUBER (Association for University Business and Economic Research) competitive.

 

About UM and the Bureau of Business and Economic Research

The BBER has grown to become one of the largest and most successful business research centers in the country. That growth has come through an increase in external funding, which has resulted from growth in the BBER’s specialized expertise.  Housed on the Missoula campus of the University of Montana, the bureau is the research and public service branch of the College of Business Administration.  More information is available in the BBER annual report and on the BBER website.

The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 500+ full-time faculty members. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 70,000, and was recently ranked in the “top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000” by the American Institute for Economic Research and ranked 9th in Outside Magazine’s “The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America” in 2014. Many national publications recognize Missoula for its high quality of life. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

o    University Highlights

o    Destination Missoula

o    Video: There’s This Place

o    Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce

o    Visit Montana

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment.
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference.
Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
References *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant.
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Employment Eligibility.  All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

 

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: July 24, 2018

Applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration.  Application review will begin on July 25 and continue until the position is filled. 

 

Please submit the following application materials via “New Resume/CV” button below.

*Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

  • Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related the stated required skills for the position.
  • Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
  • Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.
  • Transcripts – copies of official transcripts.  Official transcripts will be requested at time of hire.

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

Assistant Director, Center for Business and Economic Research, Lee Business School, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Center for Business and Economic Research in the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a 12-month, non-tenure-track, professional position as Associate Director. The Associate Director assists the Director in primary and contract research projects and will possess the skills and attributes necessary to assume the role of Director in a few years.

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 statistical and econometric skills and significant applied research experience. Moreover, they will be effective in written and oral communication 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.

Find more information and apply for the job here.

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

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.