US: New Stanford study of dual-career academic couples
The dual-career and academic partners trend is particularly strong among women scientists and people in more junior positions, the study found. As the number of women receiving PhDs rises, "US universities will see an increasing number of high quality candidates for faculty positions partnered with another academic. This presents universities with a challenge, but also a great opportunity to access new candidates and diversify their faculty."
According to an statement announcing the study: "Dual-Career Academic Couples explores the impact of dual-career partnering on hiring, retention, professional attitudes, and work culture in the US university sector. It also makes recommendations for improving the way universities work with dual-career candidates and strengthen overall communication with their faculty on hiring and retention issues."
Full study available on the Stanford site