Data Analyst - Tickle College of Engineering

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Data Analyst - Tickle College of Engineering

Regular, Full-time, Market Range 12


The Tickle College of Engineering (TCE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a full-time Data Analyst in the Engineering Research Office.  This position is key for the college with respect to (1) determining optimal use of organizational data, while providing analyses and insights to support the design and implementation of strategic initiatives, enhance performance across all mission areas, and elevate the college’s national reputation; (2) creating analytical tools using modern programming languages and statistical software, plus explaining to users how the tools will both facilitate their work and provide new data-driven perspectives that users had not previously considered or requested; and (3) continuing to improve and automate existing processes and reports.

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing and interpreting large datasets to discover and present original, actionable insights to college leadership to drive best strategies for pursuing college goals, enhancing student and faculty success, and improving college operations
  • Designing and generating reports and dashboards to inform strategic planning, financial planning, resource allocation, and communication of key performance measures to internal and external stakeholders
  • Creating dynamic visuals to present complex information in the best and simplest form to enable quick comprehension by college leadership and convey compelling messages to key constituencies 
  • Organizing, performing, and coordinating the completion of the extensive surveys for external ranking of college performance by US News & World Report (USNWR) and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Leading the ongoing examination of college research metrics in order to identify opportunities to (1) enhance faculty success with respect to research funding and (2) expand the college’s research funding profile across federal agencies
  • Serving as the clearinghouse and data source for information requests from units within college administration who will incorporate such information into annual reports, newsletters, and gift proposals
  • Creating direct access to clean datasets to empower users with the ability to extract data that are specific to their needs
  • Building relationships with UTK organizations external to the college to create seamless data flows for college needs, and collaborating to build a university-wide community in academic affairs for setting standards and formats concerning data presentation and priorities for research-related topics

  • Qualifications
    Minimum Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, economics, or related disciplines
  • Four (4) years of experience using software for data aggregation, analysis and presentation such as software for programming, databases, spreadsheets, statistical analysis, graphical presentation and reporting
  • Proficiency with SQL
  • Demonstrated commitment to cooperative teamwork
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills to deal effectively with superiors, colleagues, and personnel who provide data or expect analysis from the data
  •                Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, economics, or related disciplines
  • Four (4) years of experience in an academic setting post completion of last academic degree
  • Proficiency with R, MS Excel, VBA, Power BI
  • Additional Information:

    Please attach the following electronic documents to the application:  cover letter; resume; and the names, addresses (postal and electronic), and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references.  Candidates selected for interview will be required to provide an example of one of their SQL queries for discussion during the interview.

    Job: Other Professional
    Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
    Organization: Administration - Engineering
    Schedule: Full-time
    Job Posting: Aug 9, 2021, 5:27:25 PM


    Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

    UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

    The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

    Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

    As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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