Staff Member (Former Employee), Austin, TX – June 10, 2013
The students at The University of Texas Austin are very highly motivated and a joy to work with. There are many innovative things happening at the university and there is always opportunities to connect with other professionals.
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.