The University of Rhode Island recognizes that university faculty and new faculty candidates increasingly have partners who simultaneously are seeking employment, and acknowledges that to remain competitive in recruitment and retention, it is important to consider the employment needs of partners to retain and hire faculty. The presence of successful dual career assistance resources is likely to enhance institutional effectiveness in recruitment, retention, overall diversity, and sustaining a family friendly climate. Thus, included here are suggested guidelines to assist accompanying partners of job candidates in searching for appropriate employment opportunities. These guidelines are envisioned to work in coordination with and are subject to Affirmative Action policies, programs, and goals.
While the University of Rhode Island recognizes the value of promoting opportunities for dual career partners, and has established these guidelines to help secure this value, IT CANNOT GUARANTEE EMPLOYMENT TO ANYONE SIMPLY ON THE BASIS OF THESE GUIDELINES.
URI Dual Career Policy Statement
“The University of Rhode Island acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce, including the long-range economic and program quality benefits to the University. As such, URI is committed to offering placement assistance or opportunities to existing partners of prospective and extant faculty and senior administrative staff whenever feasible and appropriate.”
DUAL CAREER HANDBOOK (PDF) (2016 update coming soon)
URI and OUTSIDE RESOURCES FOR DUAL CAREER COUPLES
HIGHER EDUCATION RECRUITMENT CONSORTIUM (HERC) – New England chapter