Insider Higher Ed: Spousal Hire Realities

Kate Stuart
June 4, 2014

Spousal Hire Realities, by Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

"As a grad student, I never gave a moment of thought to being a spousal hire. Like so many grad students in top-20 departments, especially pre-recession, I thought that I had somehow earned an offer of a tenure-track position somewhere with a 2-2 courseload because I had been a good student, graduate assistant, and department citizen. Sure enough, I got a job – and a good one – but I’ll never know if it was on my own merit and I’m not sure it really matters."

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