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DUAL CAREER ASSISTANCE

The Dual Career Assistance Program is intended to provide assistance to spouses and partners seeking faculty and non-faculty appointments at Purdue. For faculty positions, funds are typically available to provide, partial, temporary funding to the hiring department of the spouse or domestic partner of a new faculty member. The funds for the spouse's/partner's position is typically shared by the hiring department, the department hiring the initial spouse or partner, and by the Office of the Provost. Usually each of these three units contributes one-third of the salary for up to two years, at which point the hiring department assumes the full cost. The initial position, thus, is considered a "bridge" to permanent employment.

Faculty who are seeking employment opportunities for a spouse or partner are encouraged to make that known to the hiring unit early in the process given the difficulty and time involved in making unanticipated faculty appointments. For more information about faculty appointments, contact Interim Vice Provost Laurel Weldon.

Current or prospective faculty members are encouraged to contact the Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention for assistance with partners seeking employment (whether at Purdue or in the community), as well as information on the campus, community, relocation and social needs.