Office of the Provost

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.

Career and Professional Development for Faculty

The University of Pittsburgh offers a wealth of resources to faculty to support and advance their academic careers. The Office of the Provost is committed to providing a wide range professional development opportunities for faculty, including support for teaching and for strengthening leadership skills. Read more on Career and Professional Development for Faculty »

Faculty Guidelines and Processes

The Office of Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity oversees the application of faculty policies and guidelines. This includes policies and guidelines related to faculty personnel actions and faculty appointments, promotions, and conferral of tenure, as well as appeals and grievances. Read more on Faculty Guidelines and Processes »

Faculty News

Check out the Faculty News page for latest reports on faculty In The News and the most recent e-newsletters to faculty. Read more on Faculty News »

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. Read more on Recruiting, Retaining, and Recognizing Faculty »

University Policies, Procedures, and Resources

Access university policies and procedures; find links to recently revised policies and procedures on such issues as faculty appointment and tenure, annual performance reviews, appeals, and grievances; and get answers to frequently asked questions. Read more on University Policies, Procedures, and Resources »