Dual Career Resources
Enhance your dual career services through shared resources, best practices, and links to dual career programs.
Dual career resources are key to advancing women in academia. A Stanford University survey of 30,000 professors showed women in the academy more often face the dual career issue than men, because 40 percent of tenure-track professors who are women are married to other academics, compared to only 34 percent of tenure-track professors who are men. Additionally, the outcomes of a dual career job search have long-term consequences, as they can directly affect employee success and quality of life.
To bolster gender equity in your recruitment processes, explore the tools HERC provides to systemically address dual career challenges. Helping dual career couples is a central part of HERC's mission, and our work on this issue has been recognized by the American Council on Education, the American Association of University Professors, the American Psychological Association, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research, and National Public Media's "Marketplace".
Explore webinars and other resources on assistance for dual career couples below.
- Access the dual careers community on HERConnect. On our message board, share what’s worked on your campus, network with other HERC institutions, and stay abreast of the latest best practices in this message board. Your regional director can also help connect you to other institutions in your area that are looking to support dual career couples.
- Working with a dual career couple? Access our dual career job search to explore job opportunities at nearby employers.
- Do you have a dual career campus? Join our list of dual career campus programs. If you’re a smaller or geographically isolated institution, HERC can connect you with colleges, universities, and other employers who may have applicable job posts for jobseekers’ spouses.
- Share our Dual Career Resources page for job seekers on your recruitment and dual career program pages to demonstrate your support of dual career couples.