Carnegie Mellon University
Work-Life

Work-Life

CMU provides a stimulating and collaborative environment for faculty, including programs and resources that promote a healthy work-life balance. We are family-friendly with support for dual-career candidates, a renowned childcare center, generous family leave policy, and outstanding tuition benefits for children. 

CareLink

Members of the Carnegie Mellon community in Pittsburgh can use CareLink to find care givers or find a job. If you need a caregiver, you can post your request on the CareLink website. If you want to provide services, you can post your resume and search available jobs. Community members also can use CareLink to share or exchange services. CareLink is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty. Please note that foreign nationals who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents who wish to provide services, must have appropriate work authorization or status. Find or offer child care, pet care, lawn care, tutoring, and more!

Dual Career Program

For partners seeking an academic-related position, CMU is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Helping dual academic career couples is HERC’s main objective. Over 30 member institutions in the tri-state area are members of the regional HERC consortium. HERC offers access to the most comprehensive list of jobs at institutions within a commutable distance of CMU.

The Vice Provost for Faculty can support partners of job candidates in their academic job search. As a first step, partners should visit the HERC website and identify promising leads at CMU and surrounding institutions. Next, contact Vice Provost Roeder and send her your CV, Research Statement, list of leads obtained from HERC, and a cover letter including a description of your career goals and other ideas for suitable academic opportunities.

Read more about Dual-Careers at CMU or access the OH/Western PA/WV HERC site.

Living & Working @ CMU

Please explore the links below to discover helpful resources for faculty members related to a rich work-life experience at Carnegie Mellon. 

  • Moving to the Steel CityBridging the old and new, Pittsburgh is quickly becoming a city known not only for its grit, but for the culture, technology, universities and creative cuisine. 
  • Family & Child Care ResourcesCarnegie Mellon University supports faculty, staff, and students and their families. We've compiled a list of relevant University-offered benefits, information about child care, and resources helpful to parents and families.
  • Parental Leave: CMU recognizes and supports the needs of working parents on our faculty. A regular faculty member who is the parent of a newborn child, or who has adopted a child of pre-school age, and who is the primary care giver of the child, is entitled to a one semester paid leave of absence.
  • Employee Assistance ProgramThe Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a CMU-sponsored program that provides resources for personal and work-life issues, including tobacco cessation programs, support for arranging elder and child care, and confidential counseling.