University of Nebraska at Omaha
Faculty Recruiting Dual Career Statement
This statement is made as an effort to facilitate faculty recruitment and retention since national surveys indicate that an increasing number of faculty are members of dual career couples. The purpose of this statement is to inform applicants for faculty positions at UNOmaha with dual career needs that inquiries about career opportunities for domestic partners will not jeopardize candidacy for any faculty position and that this institution has a commitment to assist with career placement of domestic partners for tenure-track or tenured new full-time faculty hires who are new to the Omaha area.
Although UNOmaha does not have funding to create positions for partners of new faculty hires or to fund fellowships for qualified partners of new faculty hires, the Office of Academic Affairs is prepared to assist department chairpersons/school directors and deans to recruit and retain faculty with dual career needs in the following ways:
1. External Assistance. Upon receipt of a resume and statement of career interests and objectives from the partner of a new faculty member, contacts will be made with appropriate area employers and agencies of which the University is aware on behalf of the partner.
2. Internal Assistance. Services of the UNOmaha Career Planning and Placement Office will be made available to the partner. Partners will be provided access to recreational facilities and library and parking privileges on the same basis as full-time faculty and staff. If a partner appears to be qualified for any part-time or full-time open faculty/staff position at UNOmaha, the Office of Academic Affairs will facilitate arrangements for interviews concerning these positions.
The above services will be made available to the couple for up to one year after relocation to the Omaha area. Sharon Ulmar and Deb Smith-Howell will be responsible for facilitating the above services. Contact information is as follows:
Sharon Ulmar, Assistant to the Chancellor for Diversity and Equal Opportunity
(402) 554-2872, FAX (402) 554-6015, or e-mail email@example.com.
Deb Smith-Howell, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
(402) 554-4849, FAX (402) 554-4896, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org