see also: UT Austin Job Search

A full list of employment opportunities with both the Department of Astronomy and McDonald Observatory can be found at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/search/0/. For openings at the Observatory, enter 'McDonald' as the Hiring Department. Listings will include both Austin and Fort Davis, TX.

Please also see Fellowships.



For a complete job description, salary, benefits and application instructions visit https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/160203010395
(job posting number: 16-02-03-01-0395).


McDonald Observatory – The University of Texas at Austin
Hobby-Eberly Telescope
Posting #16-01-21-01-9316
Monthly Salary $4583 (negotiable depending on qualifications),
with great benefits and retirement package.

The Hobby-Eberly Telescope, a state-of-the-art optical telescope facility, needs a System Administrator II in a quite rural setting in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.

The minimum qualifications and experience are a Bachelor's degree, three years of experience in network and operating system administration. Experience with Redhat Enterprise Linux and Windows environment. Proven verbal and written communications skills; ability to work independently or as an integral member of a project. Ability to solve problems in a time-critical production environment. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

To view a complete job description and application instructions visit:

For more information about the telescope and the McDonald Observatory visit:

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

4 February 2016
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