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Office of Faculty Development: Partner Hiring

Partner Hiring Services

As a more sophisticated system for dual career assistance is being developed (see HERC information in sidebar), the Director of the Office of Faculty Development will provide limited job search assistance for faculty partners and spouses. The Director will provide information on local resources and may facilitate contact with appropriate offices where possible. Through the Director, the CWRU Career Center will collaborate by providing to those partners and/or spouses a single session of resume review with their professional staff and access to community job postings.

Partner Hiring Policy

The University has created a structure, used at the discretion of the Provost and Deans, to assist in the recruitment and retention of new faculty members and administrators who increase the quality and diversity of the University.

The partner hiring policy can apply whenever a final candidate is offered either a (1) tenured, tenure -track, or non-tenure track appointment or (2) a staff position requiring recruitment at the level of a national search and the final candidate would need to relocate to the University from outside the Cleveland area.

It can also apply to partners of current tenured, tenure-track, or non-tenure track faculty members or to staff persons recruited at the level of a national search when the appropriate dean and the provost, in their discretion, desire to use this policy to help retain a valued faculty member or administrator who is at risk of being employed by another institution because the faculty members or administrators partner needs employment in order for the individual to remain at the University. Partner hires are approved if documented reasons exist for the hire in light of the pair's overall potential contribution to the diversity and/or strength of the University.

A Strategic Faculty Hiring Form, along with the CV/resume of the primary candidate and the partner/spouse, must be submitted to initiate the partner hiring process.

Please contact the Director for further information.