Excellent university and department to work in. Research facilities and work area was very good. Work place is located in a lovely city.
Post-doctoral Fellow (Former Employee), Austin, TX – May 1, 2013
As a post-doctoral research fellow and a graduate research assistent at UT Austin, a typical day at work involves, reading journal articles, planning and performing research experiments, critical data analysis and documenting our results and findings. Working as a postdoc and a doctoral candidate taught me how to better organize my day and my calendar – more... in order to be successful and efficient. It also taught me to effectively collaborate with different researchers and work in a multi-disciplinary environment. – less
Cooperative colleagues, good work environment, good benefits
Assistant Instructor (Current Employee), Austin, TX – March 30, 2013
Pros: insurance benefits
Cons: long hours
A typical day at work consisted of several hours of outside-classroom lesson planning before teaching a 2 hour class, 3 days a week. Outside of class, I was required to hold 3 hours of office hours, and spend several hours grading student work. My co-workers were fellow graduate students, and we had a cooperative work environment where we shared quizzes – more... and teaching strategies. The most difficult part of the job was the work/life balance-- assistant instructors are paid for 20 hours of work, but the actual workload was much higher, closer to a 40 hour work week. The insurance benefits were the most worthwhile part of the job. Assistant instructors received full benefits, partially covered by the employer. – less
Your daily work schedule can be adjusted to fit what you have to do during the day. There are very high expectations for research that requires a strong desire to work and dedication to your job. There is very little in the way of community among colleagues.