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Dual Career Program

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Dual-Career Program

Recognizing dual career partner assistance is a crucial element in recruiting and retaining excellent faculty, the University of Houston has initiated a program that offers customized assistance to qualified couples.  The UH Dual Career Program is a partnership between the departments, deans, the Provost’s Office and broader community. The Program is administered by the Office of Faculty Recruitment, Retention, Equity and Diversity.

Although there is no guarantee of job placement, we will help facilitate the job search process at UH and in the local community. Career searches are most successful when the partner takes a great deal of initiative. Partners are urged to conduct an active job search, using the Dual Career Program.

Faculty Positions: If a partner is also suitably qualified for a faculty position, the department, dean, and Provost may consider a qualified partner for a faculty position.  These requests are handled on an individual basis.

Staff Positions On-Campus: Partners seeking non-faculty employment on campus are encouraged to explore opportunities that match their skill set utilizing UH’s job web portal. In coordination with the UH Office of Human Resources, we offer resume and cover letter consultations and guidance regarding the types of positions available based upon experience.

Positions Off-Campus: Partners seeking employment in the community will be assisted in coordination with the UH Office of Career Services. We offer access to career databases and based upon the partner’s experience, referrals will be made to external employment opportunities and agencies.

The University of Houston is a member of the South-Central-Gulf Texas Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), which is a non-profit consortium of colleges and universities. One of HERC’s primary goals is to help the partners of faculty and staff members to secure employment. They have a web-based search engine that is free and includes faculty and staff job listings at all 19 Greater Houston member institutions.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Faculty Recruitment, Retention, Equity, and Diversity at 713-743-4045 or fac-rred@uh.edu