Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who is eligible for the program services?
If you are the spouse/partner of a newly hired faculty member or senior staff member (senior staff is defined as a working title of Assistant Vice President, Vice President, Department Chair, Dean, or FEAP Director and above), who has lived in the area for less than a year, or part of a faculty recruitment effort interested in relocating to the Morgantown area, you are eligible for the program services.
2. What does the Dual Career Program offer?
West Virginia University is committed to assisting our relocating faculty and their families. Our program provides the relocating spouse/partner up-to-date information on the local job market, resume and cover letter preparation, interview coaching, job search strategy, and community information.
3. How do I enroll in the Dual Career Program?
West Virginia University has made enrollment into the program very easy. All you need to do is enroll at Start Here. Once you have completed and submitted the Enrollment Form your information will be forwarded to the Dual Career Program.
4. Am I guaranteed employment?
Although the program does not guarantee employment or create job openings, we will assist you in your job search. Dual Career clients are supported in their job search and work closely with the program coordinator to identify job opportunities, update their job seeking skills and obtain networking information.
5. Will I be given preferential treatment for West Virginia University positions?
The Dual Career Program does not compromise the normal hiring or search process, but we can provide a letter of support to a hiring supervisor to identify you as Dual Career Client for university positions.
6. Can you help me find employment outside of West Virginia University?
Yes! The Dual Career Program maintains a network of business contacts in the community and surrounding area to assist you in your job search. Some of the area industries include healthcare, coal and energy, pharmaceuticals, wireless communication and a growing high technology corridor.
7. How long will you assist me in my job search?
The Dual Career Program will assist you for up to 18 months or until you secure employment, which ever comes first.
8. Can you assist me in finding an academic position?
The program does assist you in identifying academic opportunities either at West Virginia University or at other local colleges and universities. To get started with your search please visit Academic Employment Opportunities. Or visit Area Colleges and Universities site for a complete listing of all universities and colleges located within a reasonable driving distance to Morgantown.