UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 02-02-15
CATEGORY: ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
SECTION: Faculty Appointment and Tenure
SUBJECT: Recruitment: Faculty Positions
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 10, 1992
This policy establishes the recruitment process for all full-time faculty tenure,
tenure-stream, non-tenure, and part-time tenure and tenure-stream faculty. Excluded from
this policy are part-time non-tenure, visiting faculty, and research associate positions.
The Chancellor, based upon recommendations of the Provost or the Senior Vice
Chancellor for Health Sciences, a review of budgetary requirements, and current Tables
of Organization, will approve all new or replacement tenure and tenure-stream faculty
positions for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Once approved, recruitment may be
initiated by the appropriate dean, director, or campus president. Vacancies that occur
during that fiscal year in an approved position may be filled without additional approval
by the Chancellor.
Department chairmen, deans, or campus presidents are responsible for the recruitment
of faculty in accordance with Policy 07-01-03, Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity, and
Affirmative Action, and for collecting and maintaining summary data on faculty searches
in compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements.
To ensure the existence of equal employment opportunities, vacancies must be openly
advertised. The filing of vacancies must also follow established University policies
regarding faculty appointment. See Policy 02-02-02, General Appointment and Tenure.
The dean or campus president is authorized to extend an offer of employment to any
candidate for a faculty position only with the approval of the appropriate senior
Part-time Non-Tenure Positions
Part-time non-tenure positions may be filled with the authorization of the dean or campus
president. All part-time single term positions require the establishment of a contract
end date. Single term contracts cannot exceed four months in length.
Procedure 02-02-15, Recruitment: Faculty and Academic/Executive Administrative
Policy 02-02-02, General Appointment and Tenure
Policy 07-01-01, Tables of Organization
Policy 07-01-03, Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action