Work-Life Liaisons

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

Meeting Dates & Locations 2019-20

Meetings will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in othe Old Guard Room at Preston's at the Inn at Virginia Tech. 

  • September 20, 2019 Year Kick-Off Meeting
  • October 18, 2019
  • November 15, 2019
  • January 17, 2020
  • February 21, 2020
  • March 20, 2020
  • April 17, 2020
  • May 8, 2020 Year-End Celebration

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.

2019-20 Liaisons


Agriculture and Life Sciences

Architecture and Urban Studies

Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 

Natural Resources and Environment 

Pamplin College of Business

Advancement