Carnegie Mellon University

Dual Career Program FAQs

Who is eligible for assistance?
To be eligible for our Dual Career program at Carnegie Mellon, you must:

  • be the spouse or partner of a full-time faculty or staff member; AND
  • not be currently employed in the Pittsburgh area.

Can you guarantee job placement?
While we will do everything possible to help with your search, we cannot guarantee job placement. We can neither create jobs nor intervene in an employer’s hiring process.

What services do you provide?
Through collaboration between CMU’s Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and the Office of Human Resources, our team is happy to assist with career consultation, internal and external referrals, networking opportunities with CMU staff as well as community partners, and general job search assistance and coaching.

Is there funding for dual career positions?
Funding for staff positions is not available. However, funding for faculty dual career partners is available in some situations, and requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis as not each request can be supported. For more information, visit the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty site.

Can you help me find employment at a nearby college or university?
Pittsburgh has a lot to offer, including 34 colleges and universities in the region. We have partnered with other colleges in the area and can share your resume to identify opportunities that may fit your background if no opportunities currently exist with CMU.

What types of jobs exist in the Pittsburgh region?
Pittsburgh has always been known for the steel industry, but over the past few decades, it’s become home to many other industries including healthcare, finance, technology, and artificial intelligence. Find more information on current industry trends in Pittsburgh.

How do I get started?
Please complete the Dual Career Consultation Request Form. After receiving your request, a member of the Dual Career Services team will reach out to schedule an initial phone call.