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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The University of Michigan Department of Economics’ Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics (RSQE) wants to hire an empirical macroeconomist or regional economist reporting to the RSQE Director Gabe Ehrlich. RSQE publishes forecasts of the U.S., Michigan, and local economies; advises university and government officials on the economic and fiscal outlook; conducts economic impact analysis studies; and informs the public about economic issues facing the state. RSQE is the world’s longest running economic forecasting group, having been founded by Nobel Laureate Lawrence Klein in 1952. For more information, please visit RSQE’s website at https://lsa.umich.edu/econ/rsqe.html.
The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.
Participate as a senior analyst in planning and producing RSQE’s forecasts across multiple geographies.
Participate as a senior co-author in writing the accompanying forecast documents and presentations.
Manage research to improve RSQE’s forecasting models.
Improve RSQE’s data gathering and distribution efforts.
Participate in economic impact analyses and projects related to grants and contracts.
Take a leadership role in developing external funding by planning and writing grant proposals.
Develop and refine statistical models for use in RSQE’s research.
Handle inquiries from the press, forecast surveys, government agencies, and forecast audiences.
Identify and secure additional support and funding to advance RSQE’s mission.
Hold advanced degree in Economics or related field of study.
3 years of experience with knowledge of statistical methodologies and economic forecasting, which can include experience gained in advanced academic studies.
Experience analyzing, comparing, and evaluating time-series data and communicating and presenting results both in writing and orally.
Ph.D. in Economics or related field of study or Master’s degree in combination with work experience.
5 years of experience with knowledge of statistical methodologies and economic forecasting, which can include experience gained in advanced academic studies.
Demonstrated experience developing and implementing independent research projects.
Demonstrated experience writing and developing proposals for research grants or contracts.
You will work in a hybrid fashion, reporting to the Ann Arbor Campus with the ability to work remotely as determined by projects needs and departmental guidance.
Periodic travel may be required.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
To encourage a larger and more diverse applicant pool, we may fill this position at either the University’s research area specialist lead or senior levels. The decision about the level will be based on the overall experience of the selected candidate and equity within the department. High-level differences between the levels appear below and candidates with the potential to grow into a lead role are encouraged to apply.
The salary range for this position will be:
Senior Level (Required Qualifications): $94,000 – $109,000
Lead Level (Desired Qualifications): $104,000 – $126,000
A higher salary may be possible for well-qualified candidates.
As one of the world’s great liberal arts colleges, LSA pushes the boundaries of what is understood about the human experience and the natural world, and we foster the next generation of rigorous and empathetic thinkers, creators, and contributors to the state of Michigan, the nation, and the world.
To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion in LSA, please visit lsa.umich.edu/lsa/dei.
To learn more about LSA’s Mission, Vision and Values, please visit lsa.umich.edu/strategicvision.
Benefits at the University of Michigan
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
Generous time off
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
Many choices for comprehensive insurance options, including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
Maternity and parental leave options
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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