I worked at University of Massachusetts part-time (More than 3 years)
Good pay and perks for Graduate Assistants
Great union who advocated for us when our positions were in jeopardy
Of course with any University position you often have to deal with politics where the governance of the University is at odds with the department.
Advice to Management
Be sure to listen to the needs of the department
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA) in December 2009.
I had a phone interview, and told that there were 10 being interviewed. I was invited to campus and given about 5 days to prepare a presentation. I presented to a group of people and then met with the person I would be working for. I was told that due to the holidays i would hear in January. I did not hear until a letter came in march that I did not get the job, which I had figured out by then.
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