Dual Career Resources for Job Seekers
The resources are geared towards for dual career couples searching for higher education jobs.
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- The “40-Year-Old Intern” Goes to Wall Street (Harvard Business Review, February 24, 2014)
- The A to Z of Dual-Career Couples (Chronicle of Higher Education, December 27, 2012)
- The 40-Year-Old Intern (Harvard Business Review, November 2012)
- Dual-Career Academics: The Right Start (Inside Higher Ed, July 27, 2012)
- A Dual Dilemma (Nature, August 25, 2010)
- The High-Tech Industry Must Adapt to the Reality of Dual-Career Couples (Huffington Post, August 9, 2010)
- For Love and Money (Nature, June 23, 2010)
- The Intricacies of Spousal Hiring (Chronicle of Higher Education, May 13, 2010)
- Lessons of a Dual Hire (Chronicle of Higher Education, August 19, 2009)
- Extreme Child-Care Maneuvers (The Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2009)
- Two Body Solution (Nature, September 24, 2008)
- Negotiating for Two (Nature, August 25, 2010)
Articles in Scholarly Journals
Magnuson, Sandy and Ken Norem. “Challenges for higher education couples in commuter marriages: insights for couples and counselors who work with them.” Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families 7.2 (1999): 125. Print.
Abstract: Focuses on the experiences of dual-career couples that maintain two homes to attain career satisfaction. Findings include support for the potential strength and satisfaction of commuting relationships. Trust, commitment, regular communication, and quality shared time were endorsed as factors contributing to successful distance marriages.
Articles in Newsletters
Marc Sher, “Dual-career couples—problem or opportunity,” CSWP Gazette: The Newsletter of the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics of the American Physical Society Fall 2006: 25.2. Online.
Getting to 50/50: How Working Couples Can Have It All by Sharing It All
Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober
New York: Bantam Bell, 2009.
Back on the Career Track: A Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work
Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2008.
Being Together, Working Apart: Dual Career Families and the Work-Life Balance
Barbara Schneider and Linda J. Waite, eds.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Lesbian Academic Couples
Michelle Gibson and Deborah T. Meem, eds.
New York: Harrington Park Press, 2005.
The Two Body Problem: Dual-Career-Couple Hiring Policies in Higher Education Lisa Wolf-Wendel, Susan B. Twombly and Suzanne Rice.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2004.
Working Equal: Collaboration Among Academic Couples
Elizabeth G Creamer
New York: Garland, 2000.
Academic Couples: Problems and Promises
Ferber Marianne A. and Jane W. Loeb, eds.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997.
Getting an Academic Job: Strategies for Success
Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld and Marcia Lynn Whicker.
Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1997.
See Chapter 5, “Dual-Careers, Senior and Nonacademic Jobs.”
Work Won’t Love You Back: the Dual Career Couple’s Survival Guide
Stevan E. Hobfoll and Ivonne H. Hobfoll
New York: Freeman, 1994.
- American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
- The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University
- International Higher Education Dual Career Association
- ADVANCE Portal Website: Dual-Career activities of Advance Institutional Transformation Grant recipients
- Dual-Career Best Practices from the 2008 Higher Education Dual-Career Network (HEDCN) Conference
- Dual Science Career Couples (William & Mary Physics Department Website)
- Meeting the Needs of Dual-Career Couples in Academia (Colleges and Universities Professional Association of Human Resources Journal Article)
- Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences – Dual Career Couples
- MentorNet – e-Mentoring for diversity in engineering and sciences
- National Resident Match Program (Medicine)
- UC Berkeley Partner Hiring Guidelines
- UC Faculty Family Friendly Edge