May 20, 2021
The University of Chicago is committed to supporting prospective faculty and their families. The Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation was founded in 2018 to support these efforts. The office recently launched a new website to serve as a resource for prospective UChicago faculty and their families.
"The website is intended to help incoming faculty learn more about the many resources available to them as they transition to the University and to Chicago," said Liv Leader, Director of the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation.
The website provides an overview of the different services offered by the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation, including resources for the partners of new faculty who are seeking employment, assistance locating housing in the Chicago area, information on a wide variety of community resources, and a listing of upcoming events, such as resume workshops and activities for academics with young children.
In addition to serving the needs of prospective UChicago faculty, the new website is also a comprehensive resource for all faculty, staff, and administrators involved in the recruitment and hiring of new faculty. Deans and department chairs are encouraged to share the site with prospective faculty during the recruitment and hiring process.
Michael Kremer, University Professor in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, the College, and the Harris School of Public Policy, is just one of many faculty who have recently utilized services provided by the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation.
"After 20 years in Boston, my family relocated to Chicago," Kremer said. "Finding a rental property close to campus that would accommodate our family working and teaching from home during the pandemic was challenging. The Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation supported our transition by discussing neighborhood options, providing referrals to real estate agents, and helping to identify homes for sale by owner. Moving is always challenging and the support from the University eased the process."
Other members of the University community may also benefit from the content provided on the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation’s new website.
"If you’re looking for a new home or are interested in exploring different community resources, such as arts and culture, childcare and eldercare options, and local recreation opportunities, you will likely find a lot of useful information on this website, which will be updated on a regular basis," Leader said.
For more information about the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation, contact Leader at email@example.com.