Traditionally, spousal hires are a three way split with the Provost’s Office, the hiring department, and the spouses’ department each covering one-third of the academic rate. Usually, a spousal hire involves separate departments and often, separate colleges.
How it Works
- The leading spouse requests the spousal hire. Leading spouse hiring department requests the spouse’s vita.
- The department should then discuss the potential spousal hire with the dean. The dean will discuss the potential spousal hire with the appropriate dean or department chair, as applicable.
- Assuming both parties are supportive of the potential spousal hire, the leading dean brings the proposal to the provost for review. If approved…
- Each department creates a PAR for their respective hire.
The leading hire’s PAR:
Make sure to include information on the trailing spouse. Include name, department, and rank in the PAR comments (Section 8).
The trailing hire’s PAR:
Should include a job posting waiver (PDF) with all appropriate documentation.
Note: DOC files require Microsoft Viewer.
Section 8 comments should include the name, rank, and department of the leading spouse including the approval as well as approval date from the Provost’s Office.
Section 2 should include any FS (faculty salary) funding commitments made by the lead college/department, as well as those made from the Provost’s Office in support of the spousal hire.
Please note: the offer letter should state, “This offer is contingent upon the successful recruit/retention of your spouse, XXXXX XXXXX.”
Please direct comments on the Procedures Guide to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Modified: 3 August 2009