Dual Career Resources

The decision to accept a new position and relocate brings with it the challenge of becoming established in a new geographic area and possibly finding a position for a spouse or partner. Washington and Lee University understands the nature of difficulties that dual career couples face. The Office of Human Resources provides resources to support dual career spouses and partners, and information that is intended to make the transition to the Washington and Lee University community as smooth as possible.

The Office of Human Resources provides individualized support to dual career spouses and partners whose employee spouse or partner is in his or her first year of full-time employment at W&L. This service is extended beyond one year as time allows. Individuals who are interested in dual career services should complete the dual career intake form and submit a resume or vitae to the work-life coordinator. Applicants are also encouraged to initiate conversations with department chairs or supervisors during the interview process.

Recruitment Ambassadors

In addition to the one on one support provided by the Office of Human Resources there are individuals in the W&L community who have agreed to serve as confidential and informative resources for new hires and their spouses and partners. These Recruitment Ambassadors support the recruitment process by serving as points of contact related to a variety of areas including race, ethnicity, religion, children, dual career couples, outdoor/athletics/special interests, and alumni. Please contact the work-life coordinator if you wish to reach out to one or more Recruitment Ambassadors to learn more about life at W&L. 

Dual Career Support Services

While we cannot guarantee placement, the work-life coordinator is available to guide spouses/partners as they navigate the job search process. Support includes:

  • Information on the local employment landscape
  • Community information
  • Job search assistance
  • Information on area colleges and universities
  • Networking assistance
  • Relocation information
  • Resume and cover letter review
  • Interview tips

Mid-Atlantic Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

Washington and Lee is a founding member of the Mid-Atlantic Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), which includes job postings from a variety of colleges, universities and research institutions including University of Virginia, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Tech, James Madison University, Virginia community colleges and Carilion Clinic.

Adjunct Positions

Washington and Lee University maintains the highest standards in their hiring of faculty and staff with the goal of finding candidates that best fit the needs of the university. There were 35 undergraduate and law classes filled by adjunct professors in the 2017-2018 academic year in the following departments: Accounting, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Law School, and Romance Languages. While a number of these positions may become available each year, there is no guarantee that a position will be offered to the spouse or partner of a university employee.

W&L Job Openings

Explore faculty, staff and administrative openings at W&L. Occasionally, departments on campus hire temporary leave replacement from a hiring pool maintained by the Department of Human Resources. Dual career spouses may contact the Work-Life Coordinator to be added to this list of possible candidates.

Local Opportunities

Community resources, area colleges and universities, and online job searching.

Relocating to Lexington

Lexington real estate resources, relocation services, University housing rentals and the W&L home loan program.