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Work-Life Liaisons

An initiative supported by the college deans and provost, the Work-Life Liaison program is designed to strengthen the process of recruiting excellent faculty members to Virginia Tech.

Meeting Dates & Locations 2021-22

In addition to individually-scheduled meetings with candidates (contact your liaison directly to schedule these meetings), the Work-Life Liaisons also meet monthly as a group to share information and receive updates and education to support their work.  Meetings will be held in-person at Preston’s in the Inn at Virginia Tech at 11:30 a.m. on the following dates:

  • September 17, 2021 (Kickoff Meeting)
  • October 22, 2021
  • November 19, 2021
  • January 21, 2022
  • February 18, 2022
  • March 18, 2022
  • April 15, 2022
  • May 6, 2022 (Year-End Wrap-up)

Work-Life Liaisons support the faculty recruitment efforts in each college by meeting individually with candidates to discuss Virginia Tech’s dual career resources, extend-the-tenure-clock policies, modified duties polices, commitment to diversity, community resources, and to refer candidates to appropriate resources for additional information. These meetings are confidential and separate from the formal search process.

The role of the Liaison is designed to meet the unique needs of each college. In some colleges, in addition to meeting with candidates, the Work-Life Liaison may also help shape search processes, and answer questions from search committee members.

Suggested language for referring to the work-life liaison meeting on your candidate’s itinerary:

Meeting with Dr. Jane Doe, VT Work-Life Policies             
A confidential 30-minute conversation to discuss Virginia Tech’s dual career resources, extend-the-tenure-clock policies, modified duties polices, commitment to diversity, community resources, etc.

2021-22 Liaisons


Agriculture and Life Sciences

Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 

Natural Resources and Environment 

Pamplin College of Business

University Libraries 

Veterinary Medicine

VTC School of Medicine