Faculty Recruitment

Programs, Services, and Resources

In recognition of the impact that relocation can have on the whole family, the Office of Work/Life offers services to ease that transition.

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Faculty Spouse/Partner Dual Career Service

For newly-recruited faculty members, Columbia offers dual career services to assist accompanying spouse/partners with non-faculty job searches.  Dual career services are provided as a resource only and do not create an entitlement to nor guarantee of employment. 

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Housing and Relocation

The Housing Information and Referral Service provides individual consultations on renting or purchasing apartments and homes within commuting distance of Columbia University campuses. 

If you are a faculty member or visiting scholar looking for a sublet, please visit our Faculty Sublet page.  If you do not yet have a uni, please contact Alice Lesman for sublet information. 

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Early Education, Child Care, & K-12 Schooling

Contact the School and Child Care Search Service as soon as possible, even if you have not made a final decision about your move to NYC.  In many cases, the admissions process begins the year before a child enters a program or school.  Information Request Form.

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Back-Up Care

Back-up Care provides care for adults/elders, children, or yourself when normal care arrangements are interrupted or when short-term care is required but you still need to perform your work responsibilities. Coverage is available 24/7, nationwide and in some international locations.

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Adult and Elder Care 

Adult and Elder Care Services are provided through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP offers a network of specialized services, such as information research, referral, and short-term counseling. The EAP can help you and your household members with adult/elder care management as well as mental health issues. Life coaching, convenience services, webinars, and other resources available.  

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Related Work/Life Benefits and Policies

Learn more about Columbia University benefits and policies designed to support your work/life needs.

University Partners

The Office of Work/Life is pleased to work with other departments across the University to support Columbia faculty.

Need more help?

The Office of Work/Life team can meet together with recruits to discuss multiple relocation needs at one time.