October 21, 2013
Faculty Couples, for Better or Worse
Dak Dillon for The Chronicle
To lure top professors to this somewhat isolated Midwestern town, the University of Missouri often hires two by two.
For academic couples, landing two faculty jobs on one campus is a dream. For the university, the hiring strategy is an effort to establish an ideal workplace, one where professors are as happy in the lab as they are at home—in part because they are relieved of the common academic burden of a commuter marriage.
But the practice