Director of Institutional Research

The University of Tennessee at Martin
Tennessee, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 08, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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.


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.




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


About the Martin Community


The City of Martin features a revitalized historic downtown business district that includes restaurants, shopping and nightlife. The University and city understand the importance of each to the other’s success. Downtown Martin is the site of the annual Tennessee Soybean Festival, which attracts top entertainment and celebrates the area’s rich agricultural heritage. An active Town & Gown program helps foster a positive working relationship between the city and university bringing cultural activities, fine arts, academic speakers, and Division I athletics to the area. More about Martin and links to numerous related websites may be found at:


The University of Tennessee at Martin is an equal employment opportunity institution and does not discriminate based upon race, color, or national origin. The University's Office of Equity and Diversity has adopted a policy and procedures to provide students and employees, who feel that they have experienced discrimination but are uncertain as to whether a complaint is justified or whether they wish to initiate a formal complaint, the opportunity to discuss their concerns confidentially and informally with the Equity and Diversity Officer/Title VI Coordinator for prompt and equitable resolution of discrimination complaints.


All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status. 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 at Martin 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, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 544 University Street, #303, Martin, TN 38238, telephone 731-881-3505. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.