18 October 2013

CSWA Seeks Input on Two-Body Career Problem

The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy is conducting a survey regarding two-body careers. Two-body career couples may experience a two-body problem if they are unsuccessful in their search to find employment or education opportunities in the same geographic region. Effective solutions to the two-body career problem may be straightforward for some couples. Yet, some couples continue to live apart, while other couples change their career positions, change their career activities, or completely change careers — all for the sake of being geographically colocated.

Maybe this sounds familiar to you, or maybe it doesn't. We want to know about it either way.

We want to learn how the astronomical community and their partners are geographically distributed, and how factors such as career position, career activities, gender, and children influence two-body careers.

Please help us in our pursuit to better understand how two-body careers impact the astronomical community. Go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CSWATwoBodyCareers to complete a brief survey. We appreciate your input and welcome participation from all members of the astronomical community whether or not you are partnered.