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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.

If faculty members have spouses or partners who are seeking professional employment at Purdue but not a faculty appointment, they are encouraged to contact Melissa Martin who works with the Office of the Provost through Human Resources.

For more information on the Dual Career Assistance Program, please see the document Dual Career FY 13-14.