The Office of Faculty Affairs 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. This office also oversees and monitors the faculty annual review process, as well as administering the dual-career recruitment and retention program, transition to retirement, and emeritus processes.
The Faculty Affairs office is led by Vice Provost Lu-in Wang.
The Faculty Handbook comprises University policies and procedures that directly impact your work as a Pitt faculty member. These include policies about benefits, institutional support, and University governance as well as compliance policies and procedures that satisfy federal and Commonwealth laws.
Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Recognition
The University of Pittsburgh 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.
For more than 10 years, the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has surveyed faculty members at more than 250 colleges and universities to understand the themes associated with faculty satisfaction.
Faculty Policies & Guidelines
The Office of Faculty Affairs oversees the application of faculty policies and guidelines, including those related to faculty personnel actions and faculty appointments, promotions, and conferral of tenure, as well as appeals and grievances.
The Office of the Provost has developed and supports a number of programs, tools, and groups to further to build community, pursue professional development, and achieve teaching excellence.
The Faculty Affairs office works closely with the Office of Faculty Records, which consists of a team of administrative professionals trained in the processing of all faculty actions.