Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity

The University of Pittsburgh is one of the country’s best public research universities; our strength is based on the exceptional quality of faculty throughout the University and is demonstrated in the outstanding levels of student achievement, research success, and multidisciplinary teamwork. Each academic unit of the University is committed to fostering a climate in which faculty can be successful in teaching, research, and service. Centralized support for faculty is available through initiatives based in the Provost’s Office and elsewhere.

The Office of Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity is led by Vice Provost Laurie J. Kirsch.