A dual career service is a contact point that employers make available to the partners of their new or prospective top executives. Here, they receive information, advice and contacts tailored to their needs so that they can continue their career in their new location.
On our Members page you will find many scientific institutions that offer a dual career service. The target group of all DCND members are the partners of professors to be appointed. Depending on the location, other target groups (e.g. postdocs, managers in administration and technology) are also supported.
Your target organization is not listed? Then ask your new employer whether dual career support is offered.
The goal of dual career counseling is to accelerate the job search of the partner*s moving with you. The following services are usually offered for this purpose:
No. Dual Career Services expressly do not see themselves as job agencies and cannot guarantee that an attractive position will be found. They see themselves as a support service and provide dual career partners with orientation, knowledge and contacts.
No. The DCND sees itself as a platform for dual career advisors at scientific institutions. However, on our pages you will find further tips on international mobility, re-entry or an overview of dual career services.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes scientific cooperation between foreign and German researchers. On the one hand, it awards fellowships and prizes to researchers who come to Germany. On the other hand, the Foundation supports scientists from Germany in their research projects abroad.
The German Foreign Office offers information on entry, visa requirements, residence regulations and a lot of helpful information about working and researching in Germany.
The Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs provides comprehensive information on the German labor market and on topics relating to labor law or protection. It is also responsible for social security issues in Germany and provides information on these issues as well.
In addition, the ministry provides an information platform at www.make-it-in-germany.com, which provides information on living and working in Germany.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports Europe-wide research exchange and provides information on its website about various initiatives and networks that promote this exchange.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the world's largest funding organization for the international exchange of students and academics. Here you will find comprehensive information on funding opportunities, scholarships and return programs.
Europe's largest research funding organization serves science by providing financial support for research tasks and fostering collaboration among researchers. Funding includes individual support, coordinated programs, scientific awards and international affairs.
The national information and advice center offers internationally mobile researchers information on funding opportunities, job offers and other mobility topics. Under the heading Dual Career you will find information on dual career services in Germany.
The network is based in New York and supports German scientists in North America who would like to find out about opportunities to continue their careers in Germany and Europe. In addition to information and regional activities, the network organizes annual conferences alternating between the west and east coasts of the USA. Renowned actors, institutions and universities from the German academic landscape are represented here. The scientists have the opportunity to inform themselves about return opportunities and to establish valuable contacts at lectures, workshops and at a fair (Talent Fair).
The GSO, based in San Francisco and Berlin, was founded in 2003 by German scientists and company representatives. The goal of the GSO is to connect German researchers living abroad, to arouse their interest in working in Germany and to pave their way back to Germany. In this way, the GSO strengthens Germany as a location for science and business, counteracts the shortage of skilled workers in Germany and promotes the international exchange of scientists and ideas in the sense of "brain circulation".
HERC is a consortium of more than 700 colleges, universities, and research institutions in the United States. The consortium's website provides access to current job openings at U.S. academic institutions. For dual career couples, the website's job search also offers special search tools to find jobs in the same region.