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Institutional Research Analyst

Application Procedure:

Application Procedure

Please visit our website to complete the online application. The following are required to be attached:

  • Letter of interest. Please describe reason for interest in the position.
  • Include employment dates, and full or part-time status.
  • Professional references. Three professional references, one of them of a current or former supervisor. Include names, business title, and contact information.

Job Duties

The Office of Institutional Research is looking for a Research Analyst. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Institutional Research, the Research Analyst is responsible for:

  • Design, collection, reporting, analysis and presentation of institutional data and information. Reports may include tables, charts, dashboards, executive summaries, or others as needed.
  • Assist with various tasks associated with assessment studies, analysis and evaluation of academic and non-academic topics.
  • Survey research analysis, which includes survey design, administration and logistics, compilation of data results, presentation and visualization of results.
  • Responding to institutional surveys externally, such as IPEDS (U.S. Dept. of Education), Higher Learning Commission, U.S. News & World Report, among others.
  • Assist in peer institution analysis and benchmarking activities through querying state and national databases.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate must have the ability and working knowledge to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to demonstrate how the functions will be performed. The Institutional Research Office is in charge of producing official reports to various external agencies, and rolling out reports and dashboards to a broad set of colleges and offices on campus. As such, the Research Analyst plays a significant role in making sure that data and information produced by the Office of Institutional Research is delivered accurately and efficiently internally and externally.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in field that involves statistical analysis, scientific method, and survey research, such as Mathematics, Computer Science, Social Sciences or other similar disciplines.
    • Five (5) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
  • One (1) year of experience in data analysis, including the management of data sets and the generation of reports from large databases.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint.


  • Masters’ Degree with course emphasis in research design, statistics, or data management.
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Proficiency with Business Intelligence programming languages, like Tableau, SQL, MS Access, or other similar reporting tools.
  • Experience collecting data from Peoplesoft and/or SAP systems.
  • Experience with online survey software such as Qualtrics.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong ability to understand, analyze, and communicate statistical information to various audiences.
  • Strong knowledge base of research methods (quantitative and qualitative).
  • Effective and knowledgeable organizational, planning, and time management skills, and manage workflow that includes multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Experience working successfully within a team environment.

Institution Description

The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university, ranked as one of America's top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News ranked UC in the Top Tier of American's Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a "research heavyweight'. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazine have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


 As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

Application Due Date: 2021-03-05
Job Start Date: 2021-03-15
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Cincinnati
State/Province/Region: OH
Institution: University of Cincinnati
Reports To: Assistant Director of Institutional Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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