As part of its commitment to excellence, UBC has a strong tradition of supporting the needs of dual career couples. The university's ongoing proactive efforts are among the best in North America. UBC's dual career efforts are concentrated on tenure-track and tenured faculty and some administrative positions.
We encourage candidates for faculty positions and their partners to first contact the department Head, Director or selection committee chair in the academic unit to which they are applying . As part of recruitment, the unit representative can then connect partners with the appropriate dual career contact at UBC who will guide them through the process. In exceptional cases where a confidential conversation is needed, contact Professor Eric Eich, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Academic Affairs as of July 1, 2015.
UBC can provide dual career partners with a variety of resources to help them with a job search. We encourage candidates and their partners to indicate their need for assistance as early as possible to allow sufficient time for exploring options and any necessary processes.
Career searches are most successful when partners are proactively involved. By taking the initiative to explore a variety of options, in addition to any that might be available at UBC, partners are more likely to find a job and also to build valuable connections in the local area.
The Dual Career Program can assist partners in exploring faculty and staff job possibilities at the University, as well as other career options in the Greater Vancouver area. While the Dual Career Program cannot guarantee job placement at UBC or elsewhere, we work to open as many doors as possible. A successful job search, and the length of time that it takes, will depend on a number of factors including:
- the job opportunities currently available and whether the partner has matching credentials,
- the current needs and interests of academic and administrative units at UBC,
- the flexibility of the partner's interests in job type and his or her expectations about salary, commuting, and other employment factors, and
- language skills and recognized credentials, especially for regulated professions in Canada.
Work-Life and Relocation Services: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/worklife-relocation/
UBC job postings: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/
UBC Continuing Studies Life and Career Services: http://cstudies.ubc.ca/life-and-career/
Additional guidance on this topic for UBC Faculties and Departments is available from: UBC Faculty Relations