Provost’s Advisory Council on Tenure and Promotion (PACTP)

The Provost’s Advisory Council on Tenure and Promotion (PACTP) advises the Provost on whether recommendations for tenure and promotion at the academic unit level are consistent with the criteria and standards of the University of Pittsburgh. Implementation of PACTP was endorsed by the Council of Deans (on January 10, 2020) and approved by the Faculty Assembly (on March 4, 2020) based on the Promotion & Tenure Ad Hoc Committee Final Report and Recommendations, dated December 29, 2019.

The ad hoc committee recommended institution of a University-wide tenure and promotion committee based on its beliefs that “a University-level committee would ensure consistency in — as well as strengthen and elevate — the standards for tenure and promotion across the University” and would serve to “make the promotion and tenure process more transparent to the faculty, and be helpful in calibrating standards within the schools and campuses.”


View the current roster of PACTP members. Lu-in Wang, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, oversees and facilitates the work of PATCP as its non-voting chair.

Read the Conflict of Interest and Recusal Rules that apply to PACTP. 

Phased Implementation of PACTP

Read more about the timing of implementation for PACTP.