Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Faculty Recruiting FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about embarking on a faculty search. If you have additional questions or require assistance, contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 412-648-7860 or by e-mail at cruffin@pitt.edu.


What is the process for recruiting for faculty positions?

Please review Recruitment: Faculty and Academic/Executive Administrative Positions for the complete description of all tasks and responsibilities.

How do I go about building an excellent and diverse candidate pool?

Start at the beginning of the process!  Contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to schedule a briefing on searching for excellence and diversity at 412-648-7860 or by e-mail at cruffin@pitt.edu.

How do I post faculty and research associate positions on the University's faculty Web site?

After a department receives approval from senior management to initiate a search for an open position, a Pre-Audit Search Form and a recommended job posting/advertisement must be submitted to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) for review and approval in order to advertise on the University's faculty Web site.

How often are openings updated on the faculty Web site?

Faculty positions are posted and updated daily.

Do all candidates that apply for faculty positions receive an Equal Employment Opportunity Information Request Form?

Departments must send an Equal Employment Opportunity Information Request Form and ODI-addressed return envelope to all applicants that meet the minimum position requirements. Departments must also have each faculty new hire complete the Post Hire Form and return it to employee records. Pitt issues this request in compliance with federal law; however, the submission of this form by the applicant is voluntary.

Once a department makes a faculty hiring decision, are we done with this process?

No. The department must complete the Summary for Proposed Faculty or Academic Appointment Form, which captures information on the selected candidate and the finalists for the position.  

Where do I get the Pre-Audit Search Forms, Summary for Proposed Faculty or Academic Appointment Forms, EEO Request Forms and return envelopes?

Links to the above forms can be found on our Faculty Recruiting Forms page. In addition, departments may request forms and envelopes by calling 412-648-7860 or e-mailing ODI at cruffin@pitt.edu.