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University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

University of Texas at Austin UT careers and employment opportunities

The University of Texas at Austin is a nationally ranked, tier-one research institution and one of the largest employers in central Texas, offering thousands of career opportunities in a wide variety of fields. UT is located in the heart of Austin, a vibrant city that frequently appears on lists of best cities to live and work. Committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce, the university offers competitive salaries and benefits, an extensive support network, and above all, an enriching and highly collaborative community that is deeply passionate about our vision for higher education and public service.


Eligible university employees enjoy a variety of insurance options, including employer-paid medical coverage for full-time employees and 50 percent employer-paid medical coverage for part-time employees. Eligible employees may also select dental, vision, short- and long-term disability coverage, and more.


The State of Texas offers eligible UT Austin employees two retirement program options, both of which include generous employer contributions.

Time Off

Eligible employees who work at least 20 hours per week for 4.5 continuous months are entitled to multiple paid leave options including Annual Leave, Paid Holiday Leave and Sick Leave. Certain employees may also earn compensatory time off, in accordance with Texas state law.

Faculty Affairs

The university offers numerous policies, services and resources to support our faculty in an inclusive climate of advancement and growth.

Employee Educational Benefit

UT Austin supports the continued professional development of our employees, covering the cost of tuition for one eligible University of Texas at Austin course per semester for eligible employees.

Employee Perks and Campus Resources

Enjoy a wide range of additional perks sponsored by Human Resources, including CareerSmart Professional Development and Learning, HealthPoint Work/Life Balance and Wellness Programs, Online Learning, and more. In addition, employees have access to extensive UT resources and free or discounted admission to certain museums, centers and events.

Notable Alumni at UT Austin

The University of Texas at Austin has a remarkable alumni network, boasting accomplished individuals who have made significant contributions to various fields. Some of the notable alumni include:

Matthew McConaughey: Academy Award-winning actor known for his versatile roles in films such as "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Interstellar." He also serves as a professor at UT Austin.

Walter Cronkite: An iconic American broadcast journalist often referred to as "the most trusted man in America," known for his influential reporting on major historical events.

Liz Carpenter: A distinguished author, feminist, and former press secretary to Lady Bird Johnson, who played a pivotal role in advancing women's rights and social justice.

Michael Dell: Founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, a global leader in computer technology, and a pioneer in the field of information technology.

These illustrious alumni are emblematic of UT Austin's commitment to nurturing talent and empowering individuals to make a lasting impact on society.

Why Choose UT Austin?

The University of Texas at Austin stands out as a premier institution for numerous reasons:

  1. Academic Excellence: UT Austin consistently ranks among the top public universities globally, known for its rigorous academic programs and world-class faculty.
  2. Research Opportunities: The university offers extensive research opportunities across a wide range of disciplines, fostering innovation and breakthrough discoveries.
  3. Diversity and Inclusion: UT Austin is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive community, ensuring that every voice is heard and valued.
  4. Global Impact: With its diverse and talented community, UT Austin is at the forefront of addressing global challenges and shaping the future.
  5. Vibrant Campus Life: Located in the dynamic city of Austin, UT offers a vibrant campus life, with cultural events, outdoor activities, and a thriving arts scene.

Choosing UT Austin means becoming part of a community committed to excellence, innovation, and positive change. Join us in our mission to make a difference in the world through education, research, and collaboration. Your journey begins here.