Dual Career and Relocation Resources

At Boston University, we understand that the decision to join our faculty often involves two careers. Whether your partner is in academia or industry, we want to help.


Positions at Boston University

BU maintains listings of all open faculty positions on the Charles River Campus and the Medical Campus through Human Resources’s job board. The Medical Campus is located in Boston’s South End neighborhood, and a convenient shuttle bus service connects the two campuses.

Non-academic: All staff and administrative positions are posted on BU’s Human Resources website. Positions on the main Charles River Campus and the Medical Campus are listed here, and the Provost’s Office maintains a collaborative relationship with HR on both campuses. on.

Positions at Other Local Institutions

There are over 50 colleges and universities in the greater Boston area and even more throughout the New England region. HigherEdJobs is an excellent resource for browsing available faculty and staff positions in the Boston area and beyond.

Many of our neighboring institutions are some of the largest employers in the region. Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Boston College, Tufts University, and the University of Massachusetts Boston are some of the larger colleges and universities closest to us.

The Colleges of the Fenway group maintains a job board for positions at schools in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston.

New England HERC

Boston University is a member of the New England chapter of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which supports the efforts of each of its member institutions to recruit and retain outstanding faculty, administrators, and staff through the sharing of information and resources. BU’s HERC membership allows us to facilitate connections with other local colleges and universities that can help with dual-career issues.

HERC maintains its own list of dual-career resources and provides a dual-career search engine as well.

General Job Searches

Boston is at the center of a thriving metro area with a diverse economy, with particular strengths in the healthcare, financial services, and technology sectors. The Boston Globe maintains an online database of over 50,000 open positions in a variety of industries.

Boston’s hospitals and medical centers are some of its largest employers. Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are just a few of the city’s healthcare centers.

Companies headquartered in the Boston area include Liberty Mutual, Raytheon, TJX Companies, EMC Corporation, State Street, Boston Scientific, and Biogen Idec.

Relocating to Boston

Numerous relocation resources are available on the Medical Campus Housing website. Among these resources are tools for finding an apartment, information about renting in Boston, and recommendations for getting around the city.

Boston University’s Off-Campus Services is a listing platform open to all Boston University students, faculty, staff, and alumni – search for available apartments and sublets in the greater Boston area. The website, managed by Off Campus Partners, allows you to browse listings of off-campus properties placed by individuals affiliated with BU, landlords, property managers, and real estate agents.

BU’s Office of Rental Property Management leases, manages, and maintains residential apartments owned by BU. Apartments range from studios to 3-bedrooms and may be rented furnished or unfurnished. Email rental@bu.edu or call 617-353-4101 for more information.

BU participates in Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Real Estate Advantage Program, which provides relocation services, moving services, mortgage services, and assistance with buying and selling homes. To learn more, visit the Real Estate Advantage Program’s website or call 800-396-0960.

BU’s urban setting makes it easy to take advantage of all that Boston offers. A guide to “BU Life” is available on the Human Resources website and includes links to employee perks, campus events, and community resources. Boston.com is the online home of the Boston Globe, while BU Today provides daily updates on what’s happening at the university.

The Areavibes Boston Livability Page provides numerical scores of different criteria of “livability” for different parts of the city. Helpful for those new to the city, this page can help guide apartment and house searches within the city limits.

National websites such as Trulia.com and Zillow.com may also be helpful in your search for housing options in the Boston area.

Work/Life Resources

The Boston University Faculty Handbook covers the details of medical, parental, and personal leaves in its section on Leaves and Absences.

Human Resources maintains a website for those work/life benefits that they administer, including tuition benefits for family members, flexible spending accounts, employee discounts, and personal insurance plans. For more information, contact HR’s Benefits division by emailing hrben@bu.edu or calling 617-353-4473.

In addition to 18,000 square feet of fitness equipment, two swimming pools, an indoor track, and a climbing wall, BU’s Fitness and Recreation Center offers a variety of classes and training services for members of the BU community. Check out the FitRec website or call 617-353-2748 to learn more.

The Faculty & Staff Assistance Office at Boston University is committed to helping employees through times of personal difficulty or change. Their services include referrals, resources, and counseling. They can be reached at 617-353-5381 or by emailing fsao@bu.edu.

Boston University’s Office of Family Resources provides employees with information on elder care and childcare, including personalized referrals, school vacation programming through the university, and information about BU’s two on-campus childcare centers. Please visit their website or call 617-353-5954 for more details.