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Director of Institutional Research

Application Procedure:

Applicants need to apply online at . Applicants will also need to attach a letter of application, resume, transcripts of all academic work, and contact information for three references.  Review of applications will begin September 28, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.


Nominations and referrals should be sent to Erica Bell, chair of the search committee, at

Job Duties

The University of Tennessee at Martin seeks applications for the position of Director of Institutional Research. The successful candidate will play a key role in setting directions for the office of Institutional Research in support of the University’s mission and strategic initiatives. Reporting to the Provost, the Director has responsibility for supervising all Institutional Research staff as well as managing data, providing analysis and interpretation of data, and preparing reports for internal and external use and distribution. Translation of data into usable information for the university community is a key function of this position. The Director provides information and analytic support to the University’s administrative decision makers in order to facilitate strategic planning, policy-making, resource allocations, enrollment projections, and other processes requiring sound interpretation of data.


Job Qualifications

The successful applicant is expected to have:


  • experience using data to inform institutional decisions;
  • demonstrated experience with and sound knowledge of quantitative research methods and advanced statistics;
  • relevant higher education experience in data collection, retrieval, analysis, and interpretation; strategic planning; accreditation processes and requirements;
  • knowledge of and experience with SIS and LMS systems;
  • knowledge of financial modeling and trend analysis;
  • knowledge of academic curriculum and curricular processes;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to synthesize and report complex data logically, accurately, and effectively to individuals and groups with diverse levels of education and knowledge;
  • ability to use display software such as Power BI, Microsoft Excel, data base software, and data warehouses; statistical analysis software such as SAS or SPSS;
  • ability to develop program logic and code in writing SQL queries;
  • ability to effectively manage resources and personnel while coordinating multiple projects simultaneously, meeting deadlines;
  • ability to work independently and to contribute to the Academic Affairs team;
  • demonstrated attention to detail and commitment to accuracy;
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field and five years of experience in IR or a related area.

Institution Description

Located in rural northwest Tennessee, UT Martin is committed to broadening the horizons of its 7,000 students and positioning them for success—in fact, the campus’ motto is, “The Sky’s the Limit.”  UT Martin is a comprehensive campus with five colleges offering more than 100 academic areas of study within 18 undergraduate degree programs. The campus also offers five Master’s degrees with 17 specialized concentrations.


Focused on providing access to higher education, UT Martin has five off-campus centers, more than any public four-year university in the state, and is the UT System’s largest provider of online education. In addition, UT Martin has created partnerships with other UT campuses to provide roadmaps to professional degree programs, such as law and veterinary medicine at UT Knoxville and pharmacy at the UT Health Science Center in Memphis.


Compensation for the position will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits and much more. Additionally, Tennessee residents do not pay a state income tax. For more information on the University of Tennessee’s benefits, visit
Application Due Date: 2020-09-28
Job Start Date: 2021-01-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Martin
State/Province/Region: TN
Institution: University of Tennessee at Martin
Reports To: Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Staff # Reporting to Position: 4
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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