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. This office also oversees and monitors the faculty annual review process, as well as administering the dual-career hiring program, transition to retirement, and emeritus processes.

The Office of Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity works closely with the Office of Faculty Records. Faculty Records can assist faculty members with information and guidance for requesting tuition benefits for themselves, spouses, and dependent children. Faculty Records consists of a team of administrative professionals trained in the processing of all faculty actions. The Director of Faculty Actions, Victoria Lancaster, is the faculty’s point of contact for policy and procedure guidance on Faculty Medical and Family Leave.

A key resource for faculty is the Faculty Handbook, which contains information based on University of Pittsburgh policies and procedures. The Faculty Handbook provides policies that directly impact your work as a faculty member here at Pitt. Only aspects of University governance that pertain directly to faculty are included in the Handbook. Another resource for faculty and staff is the Guidance for Faculty and Staff on Talking with Graduate Students about a Union.

Key Resources

Faculty Policies and Guidelines

Faculty Records

Faculty Handbook

Additional Resources