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Usually we use the preposition bei to describe working at a company:

Ich arbeite bei der Firma Siemens.

and the preposition an for studying at a university:

Ich studiere an der RWTH Aachen.

What about working at a university? Should it be an or bei or others?

Ich arbeite (als Professor/Dozentin/Hausmeister) _____ der Uni Heidelberg.

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    All of an der, bei der, in der and für die are acceptable with arbeiten. One might tend to prefer an for professors. – Crissov Oct 16 '14 at 7:17
  • related: german.stackexchange.com/questions/7873/… – Takkat Oct 16 '14 at 9:00
  • Interessant. Jemand sollte mal eine Umfrage beim nicht-wissenschaftlichen Personal machen. – Carsten S Oct 16 '14 at 9:20
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Only "an der" is correct unless you're not teaching at this university, then you would work "für die"university. If you would say, I work "bei der" university, then you'd only work nearby."In der" would be correct but it's pretty outdated to say.

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All of an der, bei der, in der and für die are acceptable with arbeiten. One might tend to prefer an for professors.

(Just as Crissov said in the comments)

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