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The Dual-Careers Project is a research study on the challenges faced by academic couples.

Our research has four major components:

  • First, we conducted a nationwide survey of academics’ perceptions and experiences of dual-career academic job searches.
  • Second, we systematically analyzed the partner-hire policies, materials, and resources of every “R1” research-intensive university in the United States.
  • Third, we produced an online “scorecard” of the dual-career-friendly status of all research-intensive universities in the United States, along with an accompanying report for scholars and university officials.
  • Fourth, we are conducting qualitative interviews with dual-career academics throughout the United States.

The Dual-Careers Project is based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is funded by a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation.