Career, Home and Family
Your happiness is clearly impacted by the home-life interface. It is useful to understand how the University can help you manage this interface.
- Important policies are set out in the Faculty Handbook section 9, on Academic and Family Life Balance. See also the resources for dual career couples.
- As part of the provost's Family-Friendly Initiative the Center for Work and Family Life has been established as a one stop source to help you. Useful information about managing the work-family interface can be found on their website .
- Make sure that you are familiar with the Benefits Administration office and the many benefits that are available to you, including:
- Insurance Plans
- Retirement Plans
- Medical Plans
- Educational assistance
- Physician Search and
- USC Care
- USC Neighborhood Home Ownership Program
- USC Childcare Programs
- Employee Relocation Services
- Faculty members in difficulty can seek help from:
- Confidential and free counseling and consultation services available at the Center for Work and Family Life
- The Faculty/Staff Health Center
- The Office of Religious Life
- If you have special circumstances that may require a temporary leave from USC, consult your dean or see the section on leaves in the Faculty Handbook
- You might also be interested in books and other resources that help faculty balance family and career considerations. Among these include resources on:
Disclaimer: This guide is for information only and is intended as a helpful set of links to the Faculty Handbook and other University Policies. It does not constitute official University policy, nor do linked pages, except for the Faculty Handbook and the Policies web page. Send suggestions for additional resources you would like to see listed to the Office of Faculty Affairs.