Dual-Career Assistance

The Office of Faculty Development & Diversity works closely with faculty, deans, and administrators across Harvard to provide dual-career assistance and develop related programs that enhance each School’s ability to recruit and retain faculty, which often involves the needs and interests of a family.  Individual guidance is provided to assist faculty partners in identifying career development opportunities and in making meaningful connections that enhance their professional pursuits and ease the transition to the Harvard community and Cambridge area.  The Office also provides programs on dual-career topics and information on helpful resources for dual-career couples.

New England HERC

The New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (New England HERC) is an initiative sponsored by Harvard University in collaboration with close to 70 schools, colleges, and teaching hospitals in the area with a goal of advancing member institutions’ ability to recruit and retain the most diverse and talented faculty and staff and to assist dual-career couples.

The New England HERC web site, is a free database of close to 3,000 job openings at member institutions, including faculty, staff, and medical positions. The central location of job openings and regional resources, as well as the website's ability to accommodate dual-career searches, distinguishes NE-HERC from other employment websites. The robust network of Human Resources and Faculty Affairs professionals within the HERC network also enhances the experience of dual-career job seekers who are served.

Higher Ed Job Search

FD&D Events


Finding an Administrative Job at Harvard: an Exclusive Workshop for Partners and Spouses of Harvard Ladder Faculty 2014

Experienced HR recruiters and faculty partners working in administrative roles provided helpful tips and strategies for a successful job search.  A resume review with an HR recruiter also followed for job seekers interested in a one-on-one consultation.  The workshop was a helpful networking event for faculty partners and spouses new to the area and those interested in working in administration at Harvard.

Elizabeth Ancarana, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
Jennifer Ivers, Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
Chuck Curti, Director of Human Resources
Asma Shariff, Associate Director of Human Resources
Crate Herbert, Director, FAS Campaign Initiatives
Colleen Ammerman, Assistant Director, HBS Gender Initiative
Glenn Lopez, Research Programmer for HarvardX

Dual Career Symposium 2010

The Office of Faculty Development & Diversity hosted a working conference aimed at understanding current research and best practices pertaining to dual career issues and utilizing this knowledge in the development of new ways to support dual career couples.