Recruitment, Retention, and Recognition Resources

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 our diverse, inclusive, and vibrant community.


As part of this commitment, the Office of the Provost and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers tools to strengthen faculty search processes. One tool is the resource guide Recruiting an Excellent and Diverse Faculty: Resources for Faculty Search Committees, and another is the Checklist for Faculty Search Committees.

We also offer a variety of workshops, including strengthening faculty recruitment and recognizing and mitigating implicit and unconscious bias. You can find more information on workshops on the Office of the Provost Faculty Diversity & Development website and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website.


The Office of the Provost supports numerous initiatives related to faculty retention, including:


Opportunities for faculty recognition include: