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Research Associate- Haslam College Of Business

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The Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for the position of Research Associate.  This is an exempt, 12 month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.

About the College

At the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, we’re committed to improving the world. Big Orange, Big Ideas is a slogan we hear often at Tennessee. At Haslam, we take those words a step further, delivering big results by producing better, more prepared students and impactful, interdisciplinary research. Our students and faculty create the change that changes our world for the better.


We are 100 years strong in business education, covering the for-profit, not-for-profit and governmental sectors of business. Our top-notch supply chain management and highly regarded accounting programs, as well as our renowned Global Leadership Scholars program and Physician EMBA program, are all great examples of what the Haslam spirit has to offer.

About the Department

The Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research is a nonpartisan research hub within the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The center conducts academic research on a wide range of public policies and analyzes national and state economic trends and public policies for UT, state agencies and public and private organizations. It also analyzes and disseminates data on the demography and economy of Tennessee in conjunction with the Tennessee State Data Center.

Its mission is to research and inform conversations around the key public policy issues of the day. The Boyd Center faculty engages in important academic research across a wide range of public policy projects, including education, health, e-commerce, taxation, welfare, new technologies and labor, and engages in many sponsored projects for varied clients.

About the Position

The research associate’s role is to conduct economic research, prepare economic presentations, and maintain research databases.

Who we’re looking for:

The Boyd Center is in search of a hardworking and flexible professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment and enthusiastically approaches a variety of research projects. This position demands someone who can strive both independently and as a team member, with an open mind to learn and grow continuously. We need a professional who values efficiency while maintaining a high standard of quality for their work. We also need a professional with the capacity to represent the Center and the University effectively with people at all professional levels.  


    Economic ProjectsCreate and manage econometric modelsPerform impact studiesCollect and analyze data
Create Economic PresentationsUse data visualization techniques to transform data into a presentable mediumGenerate charts, graphs, and figuresMaintain an archive of past presentationsData System ProjectsCreate queries, tables, and stored procedures in SQL serverCreate documentation on how queries, tables, and stored procedures are createdExtract data from research databasesOther miscellaneous research projects



Required Qualifications and Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Business Analytics, Economics, or related field required1 – 2 years working with one of the following areas: public policy, economics, statistics, computer science, data analytics, data science, or business

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

    Master’s Degree in Statistics, Business Analytics, Economics, or related field preferred2+ years of experience as stated above

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:



    Ability to use Microsoft OfficeData analysis skillsPresentation and writing skillsKnowledge of research project designKnowledge of economic theoryAbility to maintain interpersonal relationships


    Knowledge of SQL ServerKnowledge of database designKnowledge of time series forecasting



Application Process:

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.


Interested individuals should provide a cover letter addressing professional experience relevant to each required minimum qualification, a resume, and complete contact information for 3 professional references.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865)974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.




Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Boyd Center Business & Economic Research
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Dec 16, 2021, 2:41:26 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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