Tips for hiring an academic couple: Opinion

Hiring an academic couple can be a great benefit to an institution, but spousal and partner hires can also present a variety of challenges during the hiring process, writes David D Perlmutter. Perlmutter says that hiring a partner can be tricky due to policies, procedures, funding schemes, and cultural norms, and recommends focusing on the small details to plan the partner-hiring process. The author recommends becoming familiar with all the latest department and college hiring rules, understanding the costs of the hire and who will pay them, and developing an understanding of the partner’s goals. Lastly, Perlmutter recommends creating a written plan that outlines each step and tracks the questions and concerns that may come up. The Chronicle of Higher Ed (Subscription) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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