The University of Texas at Austin Program Manager - Chief Economist in Austin, Texas

Program Manager - Chief Economist

Hiring department

Bur Economic Geology

Monthly salary

$10,416 - $12,500+ depending on qualifications

Hours per week

40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Exempt

Earliest Start Date Immediately

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Act as Chief Economist for the Bureau of Economic Geology. Direct the Center for Energy Economics at the Bureau of Economics Geology and build an energy economics program that performs leading research on energy resources and markets.

Essential Functions

Manage the day-to-day Energy Economics program at the Bureau. Direct Center for Energy Economics research on oil, gas, and electric power value chains and Energy-related resources. Develop new research projects integrated with ongoing research programs at the Bureau. Identify relevant training and outreach opportunites and implement projects accordingly. Publish research findings. Broadly support Bureau of Economic Geology activities.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

Ph.D. with ten years post-doctoral experience in energy-related economics with applied experience in industry, government or academia. Proven record of fundraising and an international reputation that would attract funding and talent. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Professional demeanor and good interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Wide-ranging experience including exposure to technical and commercial aspects of the energy industry as well as experience in engagement on public policy and regulatory aspects. Experience in operations or project development. Experience with North American and Latin American energy resource economics. Understanding of energy markets. Record of managing multidisciplinary teams. Effective network of experts, policy-makers and decision-makers.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Use of manual dexterity

Climbing of stairs

Occasional weekend, overtime and evening work to meet deadlines. Occasional interstate, intrastate and international travel. Field work as necessary.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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