Dual/Partner Careers

Dual/Partner Careers


Dual Career Assistance Program

Recruiting and retaining first-rate faculty is a top priority for Duke, and we recognize that meeting the needs of today’s academic and professional couples is a key factor in any recruitment or retention decision.

Duke’s Dual Career Assistance Program provides personalized information and job search assistance for prospective and current faculty with dual career partners. Although we cannot guarantee job placement, we are available to help facilitate the job search process by providing information on the local job market, networking assistance, and referrals. We encourage dual career couples to share their need for job assistance early in the interview process so that we can provide support as early as possible. Please see our FAQs for more information.

We are committed to offering a great place to live, learn, and work for employees and their families.  Fortunately, the Triangle region is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live and work – ranking as the #3 “Top Labor Market” by CareerBuilder, the #3 “Community in the U.S. for Overall Well-Being” by Gallup, and the #1 “American Cities of the Future” by the Financial Times. The region’s diverse economy is based on a steady foundation of government, education and healthcare jobs, combined with high-growth sectors like information technology, biotechnology, and clean tech.

Contact Information

The Dual Career Assistance Program is managed within the Provost’s Office. To request assistance or to learn more about how we can help, please contact:

Carolyn Mackman
Manager, Special Projects

Anyone can initiate a request for assistance – including the candidate, the candidate’s partner, department chairs, or deans. Candidates and their partners may request a confidential consultation if they do not wish to raise dual career concerns with the hiring department.