Faculty Dual-Career Assistance
Carnegie Mellon University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse and talented faculty members, which often involves the needs and interests of their partners and family. The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty works closely with faculty, deans, and administrators across the university and the greater Pittsburgh region to provide dual career assistance to faculty partners. Guidance is provided to assist faculty partners in identifying career development opportunities and in making meaningful connections in the region.
Who is eligible?
Your partner is eligible for assistance if you have an offer for a Carnegie Mellon University faculty position. Assistance is available for up to one year after you accept the offer. All other faculty are welcome to contact Professor Roeder to discuss additional assistance.
What do we offer?
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.
CMU’s Vice Provost for Faculty, Kathryn Roeder, 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 Professor 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.