The University of Pittsburgh strives to recognize the efforts and achievements of its faculty. The Provost's Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring; the Chancellor's Distinguished Awards for Research, Public Service and Teaching; the Diversity in the Curriculum Awards; and others all promote excellence and innovation across the breadth of the University's faculty.
Faculty Honors Convocation
The Faculty Honors Convocation celebrates the outstanding achievements of University of Pittsburgh faculty members that characterize the quality of academic life at Pitt.
Distinguished Faculty Appointments
View the list of faculty members appointed to distinguished professorships at the University of Pittsburgh.
2024 Provost's Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring
The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring annually recognizes outstanding mentoring of graduate students seeking a research doctorate degree.
2024 Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award
The Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award annually recognizes outstanding public service contributions by members of the University of Pittsburgh's faculty.
2024 Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award
The Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award annually recognizes outstanding scholarly accomplishments of members of the University of Pittsburgh's faculty.
2024 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award
The Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes teaching excellence by members of the University of Pittsburgh’s faculty.
Provost's Diversity in the Curriculum Award
The Diversity in the Curriculum Award, inaugurated in the 2017-2018 academic year, celebrates and rewards Pitt faculty who make diversity and inclusion a part of their teaching practices. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the University Center for Teaching and Learning, the awards recognize impact and excellence in areas such as updated curriculum, expanded cultural awareness, development of teaching methods that are especially inclusive and interactive, consciously created learning environments that are welcoming and inclusive, and other changes that positively impact aspects of diversity and inclusion in the classroom.
Faculty who have participated in the Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development or in the University Center for Teaching and Learning’s faculty development programs in diversity are eligible to apply for the Diversity in the Curriculum Awards. Faculty award winners are announced at the annual diversity luncheon.
Academic Accolades collects news of the awards, recognition and good work performed by faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh.
Additional opportunities for individual recognition, as well as funding opportunities in support of new projects, via the Office of the Provost are described on the Provost Awards & Funding page.