Dual-Career Initiative

In August 2013, SciWomen was awarded supplemental funding through the RU FAIR ADVANCE grant (NSF Award: HRD-0810978) to support a Rutgers dual-career specialist position. Based on recommendations by AAUP (2010) and the Clayman Institute Report (2008) on dual-career hires, the supplement works to meet the needs of dual-career couples with an aim to recruit new hires and to retain current faculty members in STEM who are facing dual-career issues. Internally, the position will be to serve participants from the three geographically dispersed Rutgers University campuses at Newark, New Brunswick and Camden. 
 
During the AY 2013-2014, the SciWomen Office will prioritize the following efforts towards this initiative:
 
  1. conduct focus groups and online survey
  2. create a Dual-Career Specialist job description and solicit feedback from key stakeholders;
  3. finalize the job description and begin the recruitment process; 
  4. conduct interviews and hire for the dual-career specialist position;
  5. develop an implementation plan and submit recommedation to university leadership;
  6. build strategic alliances and institutional partners to advance initiative
 
If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, please send an email to info@sciwomen.rutgers.edu or call us at: 732-445-2438.