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Research Economist, Economic and Business Research Center

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Economist, Economic and Business Research Center
Department Economic Business Research Ctr (3005)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Economic and Business Research Center (EBRC) at Eller College of Management is seeking a research economist to join the center. Since 1949 EBRC has been providing Arizona’s citizens, business leaders, and decision-makers with awarding-winning economic forecasts, applied research, analysis of business trends, and the latest socio-economic indicator data for Arizona and its communities.

The research economist will be responsible for completing research projects under the direction of the EBRC director, using advanced economic theory and research methodologies. Projects will vary, but the successful candidate will work on major community projects that provide analysis and forecasts of trends in state and local public finance, Arizona’s role in border trade, and state and local economic development.

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS). Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Contribute analysis and assist with data and content updates for EBRC websites, including the MAP Dashboard, Arizona-Mexico Economic Indicators, Forecasting Project, and Arizona’s Economy online magazine.

• Contribute to EBRC’s work on state and local forecasting and economic impact analysis. as needed.

• Develop and maintain innovative datasets to be published on EBRC’s websites and smartphone app.

• Identify, analyze, and interpret seminal studies for relevance; Write short analytical articles for a general audience for EBRC websites.

• Develop and complete extramurally funded research projects using advanced economic theory and research methodologies, on topics including (but not limited to) economic development, forecasting, public finance, and Arizona-Mexico trade.

• Write reports and present research results to clients and the community at large, including through press contacts.

• Contribute to EBRC’s social media feeds.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Ability to work in a diverse team.

• Ability to set priorities and to work comfortably in a fast-paced, fluid, deadline-driven environment while providing accurate information.

• Comfortable with learning new software applications.

• Excellent organizational skills.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree or higher in economics, public policy, geography, regional development, or a business-related field.

• Demonstrated excellence in writing and presenting to varied audiences.

• Successful record in project management.

• Demonstrated expertise with Microsoft Office products.

Preferred Qualifications

Ideal candidate will have: three or more years of experience in economic or policy analysis; and extensive knowledge of socio-economic data sources and related studies. Experience with econometric software (Eviews, SAS, STATA), IMPLAN, and GIS software.

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $55,000 - $65,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22381
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

George Hammond

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Open Date 02/06/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/16/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a master’s degree or higher in economics, public policy, geography, regional development, or a business-related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents