Office of the Provost

Dual Career Program

A Note to Administrators about the Dual Career Program

The Office of the Provost has long recognized dual career partner assistance as a crucial element in recruiting and retaining stellar faculty. We take great pride in working collaboratively with the schools and colleges to provide an excellent dual career program and in devoting considerable resources to the success of the program.

If you are a department chair or search committee chair, you should become familiar with your school or college's procedures for assisting dual career partners.

If you have learned of a dual career partner who needs or will need assistance beyond what you or the department or academic program can offer, you should contact your dean’s office. Most of the schools and colleges have designated responsibility for handling requests for dual career assistance to one or more associate deans. If needed, the designated person will contact the Office of the Provost on your behalf.

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, the Medical School, and the College of Engineering each employ an academic dual career coordinator who is the first point of contact for dual career assistance in these areas and who is the primary link to the Provost's Office.

We are pleased to work with the Schools and Colleges to help recruit and retain a world-class faculty.

Dual Career Liaisons for Schools and Colleges

  • Medical School and Engineering contact for department chairs, search committee chairs, or other administrators:
    Melissa Dorfman, Director of the Academic Dual Career Program for Medical School/Engineering
    734-615-6417 or 734-647-7015
    dorfmanm@umich.edu

  • LSA contact:
    Unit's appropriate associate dean (humanities, natural sciences, or social sciences).

  • All other Schools and Colleges contact:
    Alicia Simon, Coordinator of the Dual Career Program in the Provost's Office
    734-764-0745
    adsimon@umich.edu