Search Committee Resources

Attracting the most diverse and qualified pool of candidates is essential to your search, and to the continued excellence of Pitt. To assist you, we have put together a Faculty Search Resource Guide, which you should review prior to starting your search.

ODI offers customized Briefing Sessions on searching for excellence and diversity.  Please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at or 412-648-7860 to schedule a session.

Determining appropriate interview questions can be difficult, but the Pre-Employment Inquiry Guide can help.



Handbook on Diversity and the Law

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence

Does Diversity Make a Difference—ACE/AAUP Report

Workshop on Faculty Recruiting and Legal Issues

Recruiting an Excellent and Diverse Faculty

Pre-Employment Inquiries Guide

Diversifying the Faculty - A Guidebook for Search Committees

Diversity & Democracy



Consider the publications listed below when planning your recruitment strategy.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc

  • African-American Career World
  • Careers & the disABLED
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Hispanic Career World
  • Minority Engineer
  • Woman Engineer
  • Workforce Diversity 

Hispanic Network Magazine

Indian Country Today

Journal of Hispanic Higher Education

Native American Times

Survey of Earned Doctorates on the National Science Foundation

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education



What is the process for recruiting for Faculty positions?

Review Procedure 02-02-15, Recruitment: Faculty and Academic/Executive Administrative Positions for the complete description of all tasks and responsibilities.

How do I post Faculty and Research Associate positions on the University's Faculty website?

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

How often are Faculty openings updated on the University's Faculty website?

Faculty positions are posted and updated daily.

Which form is completed once a department makes a Faculty hiring decision?

The department must complete the Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion Summary for Proposed Faculty or Academic Appointment Form, which captures information on the selected candidate and the finalists for the position.

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 their Faculty New Hires complete the Post Hire Form and return to employee records.  The University of Pittsburgh issues this request in compliance with Federal law, however the submission of this form by the applicant is voluntary.

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

In addition to the links above, departments may request forms and envelopes by calling the ODI at 412-648-7860 or emailing the office at