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Dual Career Program

In 2003, Virginia Tech received an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant to address gender equity in academic science and engineering careers. The university has since implemented a number of work/life balance policies, including support for dual career hiring.

The university implemented the dual career support program in 2006 to assist spouses and partners of faculty members to obtain suitable employment, recognizing that meeting the needs of today’s professional couples is a key factor in recruiting and retaining new faculty members.

Current or prospective faculty members can visit the Dual Career Program website to learn more about the program and to contact the Dual Career office.

Department heads and unit leaders can review the guidelines for pursuing dual career hires, and email Faculty Affairs to learn more about funding to support dual career hires.


Sara Leftwich
Manager, Dual Career and Special Projects

Chelsea Keating
Counselor, Dual Career