Faculty Spouse/Partner Dual Career Service

If you are a newly-recruited faculty member, Columbia offers dual career services to assist your accompanying spouse/partner with the challenges of conducting non-academic job searches in a new location.  Spouse/partner dual career services are provided as a resource only and do not create an entitlement to nor guarantee of employment.

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Spouses/partners of newly recruited tenured and tenure-track faculty and postdoctoral researchers are eligible for services and resources during a six month window and can access the program for up to one year from your hire date.


For spouses/partners seeking non-academic careers, the Faculty/Spouse Dual Career Search Service offers individual consultations and referrals through a network of experienced career services, human resources and other professionals in the Columbia community. Consultations typically include a discussion of career goals, job market assessment, resume/CV and cover letter critiques, job search suggestions, interview tips and more.   

Ready for help?

Fill out our Consultation Request Form  or email the Office of Work/Life at [email protected].

When completing the form, please include the names of both the Columbia affiliate/recruit and spouse/partner.  

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Additional Resources

Looking for more? Here are some academic and non-academic resources.

Non-Academic Career Resources

Explore opportunities at Columbia through Careers@Columbia.  

Academic Career Resources

Explore academic jobs at Columbia through Careers@Columbia.