When I first came to the University as Provost nearly a year ago, I set diversity and inclusion as key priorities for our work ahead.
It’s clear that demographics in Pittsburgh and in the United States as a whole are shifting—and it’s equally clear that it is critically important that the University of Pittsburgh community and our educational offerings reflect those changes.
I am pleased to announce a significant new initiative that will assist us as we move that agenda forward.
Over the course of the next three to five years, I have committed to supporting a Latinx cluster-hiring initiative so that Pitt can significantly increase the number of faculty focused on Latinx issues throughout the various departments and schools of the University.
As Pitt continues to recruit students from regions of the country where the percentage of the Latinx-identifying college-age population is significantly higher than our own, attracting and retaining them requires a greater commitment to Latinx issues and topics.
Call for Proposals
The Latinx Cluster Hire Committee invites proposals from the University community to hire faculty members working in Latinx studies in their respective units, departments, and/or schools. The first round of hires will take place in AY2020–2021 and will continue in subsequent years.
"Latinx initiative hopes to boost diversity in faculty and research," University Times, Aug. 20, 2019
"New Latinx Cluster-hiring Initiative Supports Provost Diversity Priority," @Pitt Aug. 20, 2019