June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
Women in Engineering, New Engineering Educators, and Student
26.1610.1 - 26.1610.14
Two Body Solutions: Strategies for the Dual-Career Job SearchThis paper and panel discussion focus on the dual-career job search with an eye towarditeratively finding the right fit as a job-seeking couple in engineering education. Strategies andresources are outlined for couples with one or more members in academia he experiences ofseveral faculty members who have succeeded at the challenge of fulfilling their commitments totheir partners while realizing their aspirations of teaching engineering at the college or universitylevel are presented.The paper elaborates strategies that dual-career couples can employ in their search including:Focusing the geographic search regionExploring options beyond the tenure-trackEngaging university dual-career policiesBeing flexibleProspecting via targeted emailPresenting the couple as a package dealThe authors also compile resources for dual-career couples, including the Higher EducationRecruitment Consortium and automated dual job-search engines through HigherEdJobs.For the panel discussion, several of the authors will briefly describe their job seeking process anda strategy that they employed. The session will then open for a question and answer session, andconclude with small group discussions with panelists and other faculty members experienced inthe dual-career search teamed with current and future job seekers to develop ideas and strategies.
Ciston, S., & Luchini-Colbry, K., & Weyant, C. M., & Nagel, R. L., & Nagel, J. K., & Genau, A. L., & Wagstrom, K. M., & Briedis, D. (2015, June), Two Body Solutions: Strategies for the Dual-Career Job Search Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24946
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