Building upon the Plan for Pitt, the University of Pittsburgh is committed to successfully identifying, recruiting, hiring, retaining and promoting 50 or more faculty, across Pitt’s campuses, schools, disciplines and departments.
This university-wide cluster hire and retention initiative will transform Pitt’s expertise in, and research on, Race and Social Determinants of Equity, Health and Well-Being. The initiative is supported by the Office of the Provost; Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences; Center on Race and Social Problems; and the Institute for Clinical Research and Education.
Pitt’s Race and Social Determinants of Equity and Well-Being Cluster Hire and Retention Committee invited proposals from all Pitt schools and campuses related to qualified hires over the next four years.
First Cohort of Scholars
Meet the first cohort of Race and Social Determinants of Equity, Health and Well-being Scholars. The Race and Social Determinants of Equity, Health and Well-Being Cluster Hire and Retention Initiative at the University of Pittsburgh brochure introduces the scholars and shares the breadth of their experience and expertise. Please join us in welcoming them to the University of Pittsburgh.
Opportunities for Cluster Hire and Affiliated Faculty
New faculty hires affiliated with this initiative will have an opportunity to participate in a range of activities—courses, workshops, and events—designed to build community, forward their professional development, and promote their success as faculty at Pitt.
Tentative topics and activities include the ins and outs of tenure and promotion; how to publish peer-reviewed journal articles, books and monographs; how to fund your research through internal, foundation and government grants; how to teach successfully both inside and outside the classroom; how and when to say “no” to service opportunities; and how to thrive professionally and personally in the City of Pittsburgh.
To gain maximum benefit from the programming provided, cluster affiliated faculty are expected to participate as fully as possible.
Also see the related events: Race &... Lecture Series, Race &... Conference, Race @Work Summer Retreat, and Black Excellence in the Academy Awards.
- A Pitt hiring initiative aims to reduce racial disparities in the region, Pittwire, January 28, 2022
- Hiring initiative looking for experts in health and racial inequities, University Times, (Dec. 17, 2021)
- Pitt Black Faculty Development Initiative receives grant to tackle health disparities, Pittwire (Nov. 29, 2021)
- University of Pittsburgh Adds Large Group of Black Faculty, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (Nov. 18, 2021)