Office of the Provost

Memorandum

TO: Council of Deans
FROM: James V. Maher
DATE: September 25, 2003

Vice Provost Screening Committee

As you know, Dr. Elizabeth Baranger will retire after this academic year, and I am now seeking someone to serve as Vice Provost for Graduate Studies. The selected person must be a tenured faculty member active in pursuing our graduate education mission, with experience in efforts such as teaching graduate courses, mentoring graduate students and post docs, and directing theses and dissertations. The person should also be familiar with the policies and issues associated with graduate education in our research university context.

The start date will be a function of the selected person’s availability, but the person will be expected to begin no later than July 1, 2004. The term of office will be negotiated with the person selected. Interested parties should contact Jack L. Daniel, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Dean of Students, who has agreed to serve as the chair of the Screening Committee. Jack’s phone number is 412-624-4221; his email address is danielj@provost.pitt.edu. Members of the committee include Deans Kerry Ban, John Cooper, and Jackie Dunbar-Jacob.

The screening process will continue until the position is filled. I would very much appreciate your alerting Jack or one of the other members of the screening committee to faculty who may be good candidates.

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