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.
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.
Agriculture and Life Sciences
Architecture and Urban Studies
- Elizabeth Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Natural Resources and Environment
- Candice Albert (email@example.com)
Pamplin College of Business
- Latanya Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org)