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About POP

The UC, San Diego Partner Opportunities Program (POP) provides assistance and support in the employment search for spouses or partners of General Campus ladder-rank faculty candidates and appointees, and of those in senior management positions who hold academic appointments.



How do I get access to POP Direct Services?

In order to participate, clients must be referred to the Partner Opportunities Program by the department in which their spouse or partner is a candidate or appointee.

Department chairs can refer the partner of a current or prospective ladder-rank faculty member and request and authorize POP services by completing the electronic Request for Services Form .  (A pdf form version is available for reference only)


Am I guaranteed a job through POP?

POP is not a job placement service and cannot guarantee employment, create positions or give preferential treatment. However, we will assist eligible clients in finding suitable employment in the area and providing important connections and introductions.