Regional Economist

University of Northern Iowa Department of Economics and Business & Community Services (BCS)
Cedar Falls, IA
Date Posted:  December 5, 2022
Closing Date:  February 1, 2023

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching two courses for the Department of Economics each semester and conducting economic impact analyses, cost-benefit analyses, fiscal impact analyses, and other forms of economic analyses and research as part of BCS.

Department of Economics Teaching Responsibilities (40% of time):
Teaching responsibilities may include statistics and economics courses that contribute to the business core curriculum, courses that contribute to the business analytics curriculum, and/or courses related to regional economic analysis. In person, on-campus teaching and regular office hours are required.

Business & Community Services (BCS) Position Responsibilities (60% of time):
The individual hired for this position will be a member of the Institute for Decision Making (IDM) staff and will work with a variety of the BCS programs, but will initially be primarily working on projects for IDM and Strategic Marketing Services (SMS).

BCS responsibilities will include conducting economic impact analyses, conducting target industry and industry cluster analyses, regional workforce assessments, and conducting competitive market intelligence research. The regional economist will be responsible for writing research reports, other publications and client proposals, and making presentations to target audiences including economic development professionals, business and community leaders, and state agencies; as well as respond to media requests.

The regional economist will be expected to participate in state and national associations and networks representing BCS and build relationships with current and prospective clients. The regional economist is expected to remain up-to-date on current and developing research techniques and tools, research trends, data sources, software and databases.

About BCS: Business & Community Services consists of 13 unique outreach programs serving clients across Iowa and around the country. BCS programs work with businesses, entrepreneurs, communities, nonprofits and governments, and provide a wide array of services including marketing research and business incubation, to environmental assistance, to advance manufacturing technical assistance, to community and economic development assistance and research.