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husband/wife scientist team

Marivonne Rodriguez N052FG at TAMVM1.TAMU.EDU
Mon Nov 16 16:33:58 EST 1992

I have a general question concerning husband/wife teams obtaining individual
tenure-track positions at a given dept.

I know of a case where the husband had a tenure track position, and to this
day the wife has yet to be offered such a position in that dept. even though
openings have come and gone for which she would have been perfectly suited.
Their rationale is that they have one of the 2 in the couple, so the other one
is undoubtedly going to be present as well (she has had a non-tenure, research
scientist position for quite a while there) so theyd rather invest their
resources in a new aquisition (quote, unquote, I cant do quotes on this keyboar
d!!) to their dept. Ironically enough, it has often been her who gets her
grants renewed or new ones approved, instead of her husband...

How typical/exceptional a case is this??? Any experiences on this subject you
all out there might want to share??

Thanks in advance,

Marivonne Rodriguez

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