Dual career couple employment assistance

At the University of Victoria, we recognize that the employment of a spouse or partner can be critical to the successful relocation of a faculty member/librarian.

We have developed a program to assist those regular faculty members/librarians and their families who are new to the Greater Victoria area. Spouses or partners of recently appointed regular faculty members or librarians (as outlined in the Collective Agreement) may be eligible for assistance in their employment search process. The services provided may include:

  • career exploration and decision-making
  • review and revision of work search tools (cover letters, curricula vitae, resumes, portfolios, etc.)
  • work search strategies for the local labour market
  • employer research and contacts
  • interview coaching

In certain circumstances, assistance can also be provided to spouses/partners who are academics themselves. It should be noted that while this program provides valuable assistance, it does not guarantee that a position will be obtained. It is expected that participants will be actively engaged in seeking employment and that they will retain responsibility for the job search process.

Accessing the program

Eligible faculty members and librarians should contact the head of their academic unit (chair/director/dean/university librarian as appropriate). For more information about the program itself, please contact please contact Faculty Relations Academic and Administration at FRrecruit@uvic.ca or 250-721-7114.