Carnegie Mellon University


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. 


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!

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 City: Bridging 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. 
  • Cost of Living Comparison for all US cities housing AAU institutions. 

  • 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.