Lessons of a Dual Hire

by E Wayne Ross on August 24, 2009

The Chronicle: Lessons of a Dual Hire
Two Career Couples Illustration Careers

By Rebecca Manderlay

It’s been three years since I first wrote about the search my husband, “Tom,” and I undertook for long-term positions in academe. Since then, in the pages of The Chronicle, I’ve seen my own thoughts, dreams, and anxieties reflected time and again: the hope and pride of mailing out applications, the thrill of invitations to interview, the disappointment of not being chosen, the awful feeling of “Why not me?”