I got a tenure-track academic offer in the US.
I am wondering how common/likely is to get the University to do a non-academic spousal hire for my girlfriend. All the documents provided by my institution use the word "partner" which seems to suggest that it is not needed to be married.
Do you think that being married is typically an (unwritten) necessary condition?
Do you think that asking for help for finding a job for my girlfriend is only possible during negotiation, or I could potentially ask for this later?
Do you think it is possible, instead of getting a position for my girlfriend, getting a graduate school position for her?
If in the future we will break up, could this potentially affect my reputation with the department?
I guess most of these questions have an "official" answer and a "in reality" answer, but I would like to hear other people's opinion.