The University affirms and actively promotes the rights of all individuals to equal opportunity in education and employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected class.
As a federal contractor, the University of Pittsburgh is committed to affirmative action in employment as a means of ensuring equality of opportunity. A recent compliance review revealed areas that required that we improve the way that we are capturing faculty applicant data. Therefore, it is necessary to change the way that the University recruits for faculty. Effective January 4, 2020, all faculty recruitment will be initiated through the Talent Center.
This memo explains what the OFCCP is requiring.
The Institutional Equity Office is responsible for the University's Affirmative Action Program and coordinates compliance with Pitt recruitment policies and can provide resources and training upon request. The University's Affirmative Action Plan Narratives are available for review at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Embarking on the recruitment of a new faculty member is an exciting and important opportunity. Here you'll find important information about faculty searches as well as answers to FAQs. If you have additional questions, or require assistance, contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 412 648-7860 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Race and Ethnicity Definitions
Pitt is required to report on the race/ethnicity of its faculty, staff, and students to the federal government for civil rights enforcement purposes. View the race and ethnicity definitions that are approved by the Department of Education (DOE) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and are used at the University for reporting purposes.
External and Community Resources
The University of Pittsburgh partners with organizations both within the region and nationally who share and support a commitment to diversity and inclusion.