Create a custom search for you and your partner, set up email alerts when new opportunities are posted, and upload your job application materials.
Find out which HERC member institutions offer campus dual career programs.
Maximize your dual career job search with HERC
HERC is invested in the success of dual career couples, as the outcomes of a dual career job search can directly affect employee success and quality of life. HERC supports dual career couples as a matter of intersectional and gender equity, since dual career programs are often critical to women’s career advancement.
Here are a few steps to help you get started with your dual career search:
- Dual Career Job Search: Using HERC’s dual career search, you can search for jobs that meet both you and your partner’s job search criteria. You can also select the distance between jobs to ensure they are within a commutable distance.
- Custom Job Alerts: Once you create a free account, you can turn your dual career search into a customized job alert so you never miss an opportunity.
- Institutions with Dual Career Programs: Learn more about institutions with dual career campus programs so you can find the best institutional fit for your unique situation.
- Expert Career Advice: Explore HERC’s comprehensive list of articles, books, and links on the dual career topic.
- Career Webinars: Check out HERC’s career webinars for additional advice about preparing your resume/CV and presenting yourself in interviews.
Assisting dual career couples key to advancing women in academia
Although a dual career job search can greatly influence the trajectory of either partner’s career, studies have shown that dual career hiring can play a large role in successfully hiring and advancing women. 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 female tenure-track professors are married to other academics, compared to only 34 percent of men.
Another study by Worklife Law suggests that women scientists are far more likely than male scientists to be married to other scientists, and they recommend a dual career hiring program for successful recruitment of women.
HERC’s commitment to dual career couples
Since our founding in 2000, HERC has provided tools for jobseekers and for our member institutions to systematically address dual career challenges. HERC’s work 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”.