Office of the Provost

Recruiting, Retaining, and Recognizing Faculty

Pitt is dedicated to recruiting, retaining, and recognizing an excellent and diverse faculty. Our success is dependent on identifying high-quality faculty from varied backgrounds and academic disciplines, with a broad range of perspectives and experiences, who will become part of a university that is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and vibrant community.

As part of this commitment, we are building tools to strengthen faculty search processes, including a Resource Guide for Faculty Search Processes. We also offer workshops and resources for recognizing and mitigating implicit and unconscious bias. The Office of the Provost supports numerous initiatives related to faculty retention, including the COACHE survey of full-time faculty and participating as a partner institution in the IDEAL-N project, an NSF ADVANCE grant to seed gender equity among faculty. 

Opportunities for faculty recognition include the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring and the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching, Research, and Public Service awards.

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