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Helping dual-career couples is a central part of SoCal HERC’s mission.

Research has shown that 72% of faculty members have employed partners. (Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, L. Schiebinger, A. Henderson, S. Gilmartin, Dual-career Academic Couples: What Universities Need to Know Stanford: 2008).

Dual-Career Couples

HERC's member institutions know that dual-career concerns influence candidates' decisions when searching for and considering a job. The decision to accept a job frequently becomes contingent upon an offer of job search assistance and opportunities for your accompanying partner. 

What SoCal HERC Offers Dual-Career Jobseekers

  • Access to the most comprehensive list of jobs at institutions within a commutable distance.
  • Eldercare near your target institution. 
  • Recreation, Arts, and Entertainment information near campus of interest.
  • Schools and childcare information.
  • Job search resources around your target institution.
  • Dual-career search technology that enables you to search for jobs that meet both you and your partner's job search criteria.
  • A library of articles, research, and studies on the dual-career topic.
  • Links to institutions that have dual-career programs and policies.
  • Jobseeker webinars on dual-career subjects

Start your dual-career search now

 

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Have questions? Contact us at director@socalherc.org or info@socalherc.org.

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  1. How a growth mindset benefits an academic career

    Academics seeking career success should cultivate a growth mindset that drives them to learn more and forgive themselves when they fail, write professor Alexander Clark and Bailey Sousa, director of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, both of the University of Alberta. In this commentary, they outline the differences between fixed and growth mindsets, and explain how embracing change can bolster a career. Times Higher Education (UK) (free registration) (2/21)
    21 Feb 2018 13:31:28 CSThttps://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/your-biggest-asset-academic-career-success-growth-mindset
  2. What is key to landing a community-college job?

    Preparing a strong teaching demonstration is important for academics applying for a faculty position at a community college, writes Rob Jenkins, a Georgia State University Perimeter College associate professor. In this commentary, Jenkins outlines other key differences between interviews at two-year colleges and four-year research institutions. The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (2/20)
    21 Feb 2018 13:31:28 CSThttps://www.chronicle.com/article/What-to-Expect-at-a/242578
  3. How thinking strategically can boost a career

    Forbes (2/20)
    21 Feb 2018 13:31:28 CSThttps://www.forbes.com/sites/averyblank/2018/02/20/6-habits-of-strategic-thinkers-thatll-help-position-you-for-career-success/
  4. Gender-progressive nations have fewer women in STEM

    Countries with progressive cultures are producing fewer women in science, technology, engineering and math fields than countries with high rates of gender inequality, such as Algeria, where 41% of college graduates with STEM degrees are women, Olga Khazan writes. Researchers say that women from countries with a wide gender gap view STEM careers as their best pathway to financial independence, Khazan writes. The Atlantic online (2/18)
    21 Feb 2018 13:31:28 CSThttps://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/the-more-gender-equality-the-fewer-women-in-stem/553592/
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