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For Spouses and Partners of Current and Prospective Faculty Members

 

Should I apply for jobs in Charlottesville before my spouse/partner is offered a position?

Searching for a new position takes time. We suggest that you start familiarizing yourself with the local job market as soon as you are able. If you see positions that appeal to you, we encourage you to apply. The earlier you start, the more opportunities you will have to make contacts and build your network in Charlottesville.

 

If my spouse/partner is offered a position, will the Dual Career Program guarantee me a position at UVA?

The Dual Career Program cannot promise or guarantee placement in a position inside or outside of UVA. We do provide a range of services that we tailor to individuals seeking assistance. Our services are designed to help UVA faculty spouses and partners:

  • Identify local job opportunities,
  • Refine resumes or CVs,
  • Network in our community, and
  • Prepare for interviews.

 

May I schedule a phone consultation with the Dual Career Program now?

We begin phone consultations with spouses and partners after candidates are selected for an on-Grounds interview. 

 

Are Dual Career Program services available for faculty in non-benefited positions or benefited staff positions?

The UVA Dual Career Program offers assistance to spouses & partners of UVA benefited staff that are seeking employment opportunities. Learn more.

Additionally, the DCP has developed a resource to support all Charlottesville area job seekers, regardless of UVA affiliation. The DCP introduces Embark, a new community resource to connect highly skilled talent with local employers. 

  • For newcomers: Explore the opportunities that Central Virginia has to offer and learn why we love to call Charlottesville home.
  • For job seekers: Get the tools you need to network, research local employers, and find your next career.