Carnegie Mellon University

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.

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

Carnegie Mellon considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Frequently Asked Questions:

There is no guarantee of placement. We will assist you in your job search, but can neither create jobs nor intervene in an employer’s hiring process.
Those interested in an academic position at Carnegie Mellon can meet with Professor Roeder to clarify their employment goals and to obtain any other information of interest. If you choose, she will notify the relevant department that you are part of a dual career couple and that your partner is being interviewed at CMU. The HERC website can help you identify nearby colleges and universities and their available jobs. Members of the consortium work together to assist dual career partners.
Human Resources has a network of business contacts in the community. Through HR you can obtain resource information about the local business community and job openings. Contact Recruiting and Staffing Services for assistance.