Faculty Diversity Recruitment Initiative

The Faculty Diversity Recruitment Initiative encourages chairs and their deans/regional presidents to work together to strengthen the diversity of the faculty at Pitt.

In the initiative’s current form, the Office of the Provost provides financial support to Provost area schools and campuses that have identified outstanding potential faculty from underrepresented groups. Units must have an existing open faculty line, or borrow against an anticipated line that will become available within three years.

When requesting funds through the Faculty Diversity Recruitment Initiative, academic units must explain how the potential hire will strengthen diversity in their units, and describe their plans for encouraging faculty retention.