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Dual Career

Faculty candidates at Lehigh University often come with a partner who is a talented and skilled professional who is also looking for work in the Lehigh Valley. In many cases, finding a suitable career for a spouse/partner is a determining factor in the decision to accept and stay in a position at Lehigh University.

Services offered

Life & DC Connect offers a diverse range of resources to meet the needs of recently hired faculty and their accompanying spouse/partners. We do not guarantee employment, but we will provide personal assistance in the job search process with the following services and resources:

  • Job search assistance
  • Dual Career identification for Lehigh positions
  • Assistance with CV/resume writing, cover-letter preparation and interview coaching.
  • Assistance identifying employment opportunities both inside and outside Lehigh University.
  • Sharing networking opportunities with hiring entities at Lehigh University and area employers.
Who is eligible?
  • Spouse/Partners of newly hired tenure track faculty
Who do I contact?

Partners/spouses of newly hired faculty, and current faculty may contact the Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program:
P:  610-758-4802

How does it work?

After sending an email or calling the Project Manager an initial appointment will be scheduled either in person or via telephone. This personal conversation includes:

  • An overview of services and resources available
  • Review of work history
  • Industry and job function preferences

Following the meeting an action plan is developed to meet the spouse/partner's individual career needs and any other concerns or areas that we are able to provide assistance with. 

* The Dual Career Assistance Program does not create entitlement. While Lehigh presents a number of strategies to address the dual career issue, the university cannot guarantee placement for faculty partners and spouses.

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