Next Step: Administrative/Leadership Openings

Assistant Dean for Appointment Stream Faculty (Posted October 21, 2020)

The Dietrich School seeks an Assistant Dean for Appointment Stream Faculty. Review of applications and nominations will begin on November 9, 2020.

The Dietrich School seeks to appoint an Assistant Dean for Appointment Stream Faculty for a one-year period, beginning January 4, 2021, with the possibility of renewal. The Assistant Dean will work with the Associate Dean for Faculty to enhance communication about resources and processes relevant to AS faculty, identify concerns of AS faculty, and facilitate the development of a mentoring structure for AS faculty across all departments and programs in the Dietrich School.  

This position requires a commitment of approximately eight hours/week.  Candidates should be a full-time faculty member in the Dietrich School at the rank of Lecturer II or Senior Lecturer with demonstrated leadership experience at the department/program level or above.  Applicants should submit a CV and a two-page statement that describes their experience and  interest in the position to Lisa Lang at LISALANG@pitt.edu.   We also welcome nominations for this position. Review of applications and nominations will begin on November 9, 2020. 

 

Dietrich School Diversity Task Force Members (Posted July 2, 2020)

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites nominations and applications for the Dietrich School Diversity Task Force. This temporary task force will be meeting through the summer and early fall to make recommendations to the Dean of Arts and Sciences regarding the Dietrich School response to recent events (police violence against African Americans, Black Lives Matter Protests, and the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on minority communities). 

The Task Force consists of faculty, staff, students and administrators and we are seeking a few additional voices to contribute to our discussion. If you are interested in participating and have sufficient flexibility in your schedule to accommodate meetings every other week, please send the following information to Tara Meyer (DS.Diversity@pitt.edu) by Monday, July 6th (the deadline is purposely short due to the need for the Task Force to act rapidly).  Although there are only a few slots available for this particular task force, your name and interests will be recorded so that you can be contacted if other opportunities related to diversity open in the future.   

Your name and contact information
Your role at the University of Pittsburgh (Faculty T/TS or Faculty AS)
Your current appointment or job title
A brief statement (1 page maximum) of your perspective and experience in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
A copy of your CV

Note: if you would like to submit the name of student nominees, graduate or undergraduate, please send the name and email to the same address (DS.Diversity@pitt.edu)


Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and Academic Integrity Officer (Posted April 22, 2020)

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites nominations and applications for the newly-configured role of Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and Academic Integrity Officer. All full-time, tenured members of the graduate faculty with appointments in the Dietrich School are eligible.

This role is a significant leadership opportunity to help shape and promote diverse and inclusive excellence across the School’s disciplinary and interdisciplinary graduate programs.

The Assistant Dean –

  • supports the Associate Dean in program assessment, strategic decision making, and staff recruitment
  • oversees the selection processes for competitive internal graduate fellowships
  • as a member of the Office of Graduate Studies team (Associate Dean, six staff colleagues) oversees student-facing programming and engages in collaborative problem solving with Directors of Graduate Studies, graduate faculty, and units across the university
  • acts as the graduate-level Academic Integrity Officer
  • attends Dietrich School Graduate Council
  • serves as faculty adviser to the Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Organization
  • deputizes for the Associate Dean on University Council on Graduate Studies

To help ensure that the experience of graduate students is fair and consistent across programs, the Assistant Dean provides final approval of all graduate student admissions, dissertation committees, plans of action for students who have exceeded their statute of limitations, exemptions from ordinary procedures governing admissions and degree requirements, and applications for Dean’s Tuition.

At the request of the Associate Dean, the Assistant Dean may take on special projects and ongoing tasks. Depending on the Assistant Dean’s experience and interests, this might involve them taking a leading role on high-priority issues, including but not limited to professional development and career preparation, fostering excellence in mentoring, or holistic student support including mental wellness.

The appointment, which is expected to correspond to a minimum of 25% of a twelve-month appointment, will be for an initial three-year term, with renewal possible. Start date is no later than September 1, 2020. Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest should be directed to Associate Dean Holger Hoock at graddean@pitt.edu by May 15, 2020. Nominees will be contacted, and all interested candidates will be asked to provide a letter of application (1-2 pages), a current CV, and a brief statement of support from their department chair, by June 1, 2020.

Faculty Grants Committee (Posted April 13, 2020)

The Dietrich School seeks TTS faculty members for Faculty Grants Committee (FGC). Service on FGC is a rewarding way for colleagues to be exposed to, and participate in decision making on funding, a wide range of cutting-edge research across the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Faculty Grants Committee distributes financial support from the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences to TTS faculty members to advance individual research and creative activity and sponsor symposia and conferences. 

The Committee is comprised of faculty members from each of the three divisions within the Dietrich School who are elected to three-year terms by the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Council: five from the humanities, three from the social sciences, and two from the natural sciences. The Chair of the Committee rotates annually. The Committee meets twice a year to evaluate proposals and allocate financial support.

There are currently two vacancies in the Humanities Division. Dietrich School Council will elect the new members to three-year terms to begin in fall 2020.

Tenured and tenure-stream faculty are encouraged to submit their expressions of interest to Alyson Sved at ars296@pitt.edu by Monday, April 20 at 5 p.m. 

Assistant Dean (Posted April 9, 2020)

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Dean position in Undergraduate Studies and CGS.  All full-time tenured/tenure-stream faculty and lecturers in the Dietrich School are eligible.  

Assistant Dean responsibilities include upholding the integrity of Dietrich School academic policies and procedures; working closely with students in the course of fairly managing appeals of general education requirements and academic suspension/dismissal; reviewing and approving complex student requests pertaining to course repeat policies, credit overloads, late add/drop, late withdrawal, and late grade option changes; connecting distressed students with appropriate resources and support; and documenting decision criteria for students’ files.  

In addition, the Assistant Dean may work on special or ongoing projects at the request of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and CGS.

Anticipated start date is August, 2020.  For priority consideration, nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest should be directed to Associate Dean John Twyning at asundergrad@as.pitt.edu by May 22, 2020.

 

Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and Academic Integrity Officer (Posted February 11, 2020)

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications and nominations for the role of Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and Academic Integrity Officer. All full-time, tenured members of the graduate faculty with appointments in the Dietrich School are eligible. This role is a significant leadership opportunity to help shape and promote diverse and inclusive excellence across the wide range of the school’s disciplinary and interdisciplinary graduate programs.

The appointment, which is expected to correspond to a minimum of 25% of a twelve-month appointment, will be for an initial three-year term, with renewal possible. Start date is no later than September 1, 2020. Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest should be directed to Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research Holger Hoock at graddean@pitt.edu by March 6, 2020. Nominees will be contacted and all interested candidates will be asked to provide a letter of application (1-2 pages), a current CV, and a brief statement of support from their department chair by March 20, 2020.

To help ensure that the experience of graduate students is fair and consistent across programs, the Assistant Dean provides final approval of all graduate student admissions; reviews dissertation committees; negotiates appropriate plans of action for students who have exceeded their statute of limitations; and evaluates exemptions from ordinary procedures governing admissions and degree requirements. The Assistant Dean also acts as the graduate-level Academic Integrity Officer, resolving academic integrity disputes and ensuring that students and faculty involved are treated fairly according to the University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

The Assistant Dean helps oversee and participates in the selection processes for competitive internal fellowships, works with the Associate Dean and staff to plan student-facing programming, supports departmentally-appointed TA/TF mentors, and is involved in the training and support of DGSes.

The Assistant Dean attends Dietrich School Graduate Council, serves on University Council on Graduate Studies, and acts as the faculty adviser for the Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Organization. The Assistant Dean supports the Associate Dean with staff recruitment, strategic decision making, and problem solving. The Assistant Dean may also take on special or ongoing projects and tasks at the request of the Associate Dean. Depending on applicants’ experience and interests, this might involve the Assistant Dean taking a leading role on high-priority issues, including but not limited to professional development and career preparation in STEM, fostering excellence in mentoring, or holistic student support including mental wellness.

 

Dietrich School Vacant Committee Positions (Posted December 16, 2019)

The Dietrich School nominating committee will be meeting in January to finalize the ballot for vacancies on all Dietrich School committees for the 2020-2021 academic year.  The election will occur at the spring full faculty meeting (March 30, 2020). At this time we are inviting all eligible voting faculty in the school who might be interested in serving on one of these committees to submit their name to the Dean’s Office for consideration.  Please make sure to include which vacancies you are interested in.  All requests should be sent to Alyson Sved, ars296@pitt.edu and should be received no later than January 31, 2020.   We will verify eligibility and notify the Nominating Committee.

Vacancies, terms, and Council/Committee descriptions are as follows:

Dietrich School Council   
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Council oversees the Dietrich School Graduate Council and the Dietrich School Undergraduate Council, elects the Faculty Grants Committee and other committees whose work pertains to the full faculty, and acts for the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences in intervals between full faculty meetings.  Meetings are held monthly between October and April.

Dietrich School Council consists of:

•           the Dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (who shall preside)
•           the Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment and Research Development;
•           the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs;
•           nine (9) elected T/TS Faculty members, with three (3) members from each division and no more than one member from any one department, who shall
            NOT be departmental chairpersons;
•           three (3) elected AS Faculty members, with one member from each division;
•           one Department Chair representative from each of the Divisions;
•           two (2) Dietrich School undergraduate students appointed by the SGB;
•           two (2) graduate students appointed by the Dietrich School GSO.
                                                
3 vacancies for a 3-year term – T/TS faculty only  (1 Humanities, 1 Social Science, 1 Natural Science)
1 vacancy for a 3-year term – AS only (Social Science)

Dietrich School Undergraduate Council     
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Council works with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in reviewing proposals for courses to fulfill General Education Requirements, new or revised instructional programs and majors; it also oversees the annual assessment of the General Education curriculum. The Dietrich School Undergraduate Council serves as the council of initial jurisdiction regarding grading regulations, policy decisions, and other undergraduate academic matters in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Nine elected tenure stream faculty, three elected appointment stream faculty, and five students appointed by the president of student government sit on this committee.
               
3 vacancies for a 3-year term – T/TS faculty only (1 Humanities, 1 Social Science, 1 Natural Science)
1 vacancy for a 3-year term – AS only (Social Science)

Dietrich School Graduate Council        
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Council advises the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research on matters of concern for Dietrich School graduate students such as placement opportunities, health insurance, time-to-degree and graduate student support. Policy concerns include approval of curriculum and instructional programs, admissions, degree requirements and other academic matters. Every year the committee reviews TA training, supervision and evaluation in two departments. Six faculty members and five graduate students sit on this committee.                           

3 vacancies for a 2-year term – graduate faculty only (1 Humanities, 1 Social Science, 1 Natural Science)

University Council on Graduate Study                            
No vacancies this year

Honors College Advisory Board   
Faculty members serving on this committee are elected by the faculty and serve a two-year term.  After the election, the Dean of the Honors College, who chairs this Board, will contact members about scheduling of the first meeting.
                                    
3 vacancies for a 2-year term – T/TS faculty only (1 Humanities, 1 Social Science, 1 Natural Science)

Academic Integrity Review Board  
Faculty members serving on this committee are elected by the faculty and serve a two-year term. One faculty member is chosen by the Board to serve as Chair. Students are appointed by Student Government Board. For cases involving graduate students, the Academic Integrity Board consists of a non-voting president and five voting members. The president is elected by the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Council at the beginning of each academic year. The five board members (three faculty and two students) are chosen by the president in consultation with the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research for each case as it arises from the current members and the members of the previous two years of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Council.    
                             
2 vacancies for a 2-year term – can be T/TS or AS  (any Division)
2 vacancies for 2-year terms (Alternates) – can be T/TS or AS (any Division)

Dietrich School Planning & Budget Committee   
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Planning and Budgeting Committee advises the Dean regarding budgetary matters and planning in the framework of the University's Planning and Budgeting System.

The committee is comprised of the Dean of the Dietrich School; the Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment and Research Development; the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs; the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research; the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, and 12 other members who serve staggered 3-year terms and are chosen as follows: 3 Faculty members elected by the Dietrich School Council; 3 T/TS Faculty members elected by division; 3 AS Faculty members elected by division; 3 Staff members elected by division; 3 Graduate student members appointed by Dietrich School GSO.

Meetings are held monthly between November and March.

1 vacancy for a 3-year term – T/TS only (Humanities)
1 vacancy for a 3-year term – AS (Humanities)

College of General Studies Council (CGSC)

1 vacancy for a 2-year term – Humanities, AS or T/TS

1 vacancy for a 2-year term – any division, AS or T/TS but must have focus on Film and Media studies

 

Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and Academic Integrity Officer (Posted October 4, 2019)

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications and nominations for the role of Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and Academic Integrity Officer. All full-time, tenured members of the graduate faculty with appointments in the Dietrich School are eligible. This is a significant leadership opportunity to help shape and promote diverse and inclusive excellence across the wide range of the school’s disciplinary and interdisciplinary graduate programs.

The appointment, which is expected to correspond to a minimum of 25% of a twelve-month appointment, will be for an initial three-year term, with renewal possible. Start date is no later than January 1, 2020. Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest should be directed to Associate Dean Holger Hoock at graddean@pitt.edu by October 25, 2019. Nominees will be contacted and interested candidates will be asked to provide a letter of application (1-2 pages), a current CV, and a brief statement of support from their department chair by November 8, 2019.

As Academic Integrity Officer (AIO), the Assistant Dean’s role is to track, investigate, document, and resolve academic integrity violations and grade disputes involving graduate students. Working closely with departments, the AIO guides all parties through the Academic Integrity process and ensures that students and faculty involved are treated fairly according to the University’s Academic Integrity Policy. The graduate AIO also handles the appeal process for academic integrity violations by undergraduates that have not been resolved to the satisfaction of all parties. Ensuring that the experience of graduate students is fair and consistent across programs, the Assistant Dean provides final approval of all graduate student admissions; reviews dissertation committees; negotiates appropriate plans of action for students who have exceeded their statute of limitations; and evaluates exemptions from ordinary procedures governing admissions and degree requirements. The Assistant Dean helps oversee and participates in the selection processes for competitive internal fellowships, works with the Associate Dean and staff to plan student-facing programming, supports departmentally-appointed TA/TF mentors, and is involved in the training and support of DGSs. The Assistant Dean attends Dietrich School Graduate Council, serves on University Council on Graduate Studies, acts as the faculty adviser for the Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Organization, and assists the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies with staff recruitment, strategic decisions, and problem solving. The Assistant Dean may also take on special or ongoing projects and tasks at the request of the Associate Dean.

Humanities Center Director (Posted September 26, 2019)

Since its inception in 2009, the Humanities Center of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences has served as an intellectual hub for humanities scholarship and inquiry across the University.  I am constituting a search committee to be chaired by Distinguished Professor of History and Philosophy of Science Sandra Mitchell to recommend candidates for appointment as the next Director of the Humanities Center beginning in the fall term of 2020.  

All tenured faculty in the Dietrich School whose scholarship is broadly within the humanities are eligible to apply, including those whose departmental home is not within the division of the Humanities.  

Competitive candidates will have a vision for how the Humanities Center can nurture significant contributions to humanistic scholarship, teaching, and practice; provide a forum for meeting new challenges and considering new models of education and scholarship in the humanities; build interdisciplinary collaborations; and advance the diversity, inclusion, and equity goals of the School and University.

The initial term of appointment will be five years, with renewal possible.  Nominations and self-nominations are both encouraged and should be sent as an email to Lisa Lang (lisalang@pitt.edu) by October 20, 2019.  Nominees will be contacted and interested candidates will be asked to provide a letter of application (1-2 pages), a statement of vision for the Humanities Center over the next period (max 5 pages), a current cv, and a brief statement of support from their department chair by November 1, 2019.

Faculty Grants Committee (Posted September 9, 2019)

The Dietrich School seeks TTS faculty members for Faculty Grants Committee (FGC). Service on FGC is a rewarding way for colleagues to be exposed to, and participate in decision making on funding, a wide range of cutting-edge research across the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Faculty Grants Committee distributes financial support from the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences to TTS faculty members to advance individual research and creative activity and sponsor symposia and conferences. The Committee is comprised of faculty members from each of the three divisions within the Dietrich School who are elected to three-year terms by the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Council: five from the humanities, three from the social sciences, and two from the natural sciences. The Chair of the Committee rotates annually. The Committee meets twice a year to evaluate proposals and allocate financial support.

There are currently two vacancies each in the Humanities and Social Sciences and one vacancy in the Natural Sciences. Dietrich School Council will elect the new members to three-year terms to begin in fall 2019.

Tenured and tenure-stream faculty are encouraged to submit their expressions of interest to Alyson Sved at ars296@pitt.edu by September 20, 2019.

Senior Advisor to the Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) (Posted August 1, 2019)

The Dietrich School is seeking to appoint a Senior Advisor to the Dean. The Senior Advisor will work collaboratively with the Dean, the School’s Faculty and Staff Diversity Committees, and the School’s Diversity Task Force to guide efforts to plan, implement, and assess strategies to advance the DEI goals that are of central importance to the School’s educational and scholarly excellence.

This position is for two years beginning as soon as September 1, 2019 and is approximately half-time. For the initial appointment we are seeking a current faculty member at the rank of full professor with demonstrated experience implementing impactful DEI initiatives. We invite those interested in the position to submit a CV and a brief statement of experience and interest to Lisa Lang LISALANG@pitt.edu. We also welcome nominations. The review of nominations and applications will begin on August 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Faculty Diversity Committee Members (Posted July 2, 2019)

The Dietrich School seeks members for the Faculty Diversity Committee.

The Dietrich School Faculty Diversity Committee is filling vacancies for the 2019-2020 academic year. We invite all full-time voting faculty (lecturers, tenured and tenure-stream) in the school who might be interested in serving on the committee to submit their name to the Dean’s Office for consideration.

The committee term is for two years and it begins on September 1. Faculty with diverse identities and perspectives are encouraged to submit their expressions of interest to Alyson Sved at ars296@pitt.edu by July 31, 2019. Visit the Dietrich School Diversity Web page (https://as.pitt.edu/diversity) for more information about the Faculty Diversity Committee.

Nominating Committee Members (Posted June 20, 2019)

The Dietrich School seeks nominations for the Nominating Committee.

Responsibilities of the Nominating Committee members:

Two T/TS faculty members and one AS faculty member from each division will be elected to serve on the committee. 

Faculty elected to the Nominating Committee select Dietrich School faculty nominees whose names will be placed on the spring ballot for members of the various councils and committees whose terms begin with academic year 2020-2021. The faculty member with the most votes from each Division also serves as a Dietrich School representative on the Senate Committee for Elections for a two-year term.

Anyone interested in serving on the committee should contact Alyson Sved at ars296@pitt.edu no later than August 31, 2019.  The election will occur at the September 23, 2019 full faculty meeting. 

Academic Integrity Officer and Assistant Dean (Posted May 6, 2019)

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications and nominations for an Academic Integrity Officer and Assistant Dean position in Undergraduate Studies.  All full time tenured/tenure-stream faculty and lecturers in the Dietrich School are eligible. 

As Academic Integrity Officer, the assistant dean will track, document, and resolve undergraduate academic integrity violations and grade disputes.  This work will involve ongoing communication with faculty, students, department chairs, and administrators.  The Academic Integrity Officer ensures that all undergraduates who are accused of academic integrity issues know their rights and are treated fairly under the University’s Academic Integrity Policy, guiding them (as well as the faculty member and chair) through the process of appeal. 

Assistant dean responsibilities include upholding the integrity of Dietrich School academic policies and procedures; working closely with students in the course of fairly managing appeals of general education requirements and academic suspension/dismissal; reviewing and approving complex student requests pertaining to course repeat policies, credit overloads, late add/drop, late withdrawal, and late grade option changes; connecting distressed students with appropriate resources and support; and documenting decision criteria for students’ files.  In addition, the assistant dean may work on special or ongoing projects at the request of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies.

Start date is no later than August 22, 2019.  Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest should be directed to Associate Dean John Twyning at asundergrad@as.pitt.edu by June 7, 2019.

Dietrich School Council and Committee Positions (Posted December 12, 2018)

The Dietrich School nominating committee will be meeting in January to finalize the ballot for vacancies on all Dietrich School committees for the 2018-2019 academic year.  The election will occur at the spring full faculty meeting (April 2018 – date TBD). At this time we are inviting all eligible voting faculty in the school who might be interested in serving on one of these committees to submit their name to the Dean’s Office for consideration.  Please make sure to include which vacancies you are interested in.  All requests should be sent to Lisa Lang (lisalang@pitt.edu) and should be received no later than January 4, 2019. We will verify eligibility and notify the Nominating Committee prior to their January meeting.

Click here to see the specific Dietrich School Committee Membership seats up for election in Spring 2019

Vacancies, terms, and Council/Committee descriptions are as follows:

Dietrich School Council   
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Council oversees the Dietrich School Graduate Council and the Dietrich School Undergraduate Council, elects the Faculty Grants Committee and other committees whose work pertains to the full faculty, and acts for the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences in intervals between full faculty meetings.  Meetings are held monthly between October and April.

Dietrich School Council consists of:
•           the Dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (who shall preside)
•           the Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment and Research Development;
•           the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs;
•           nine (9) elected T/TS Faculty members, with three (3) members from each division and no more than one member from any one department, who shall
            NOT be departmental chairpersons;
•           three (3) elected AS Faculty members, with one member from each division;
•           one Department Chair representative from each of the Divisions;
•           two (2) Dietrich School undergraduate students appointed by the SGB;
•           two (2) graduate students appointed by the Dietrich School GSO.
                                                
3 vacancies for a 3-year term – T/TS faculty only  (1 Humanities, 1 Social Science, 1 Natural Science)
1 vacancy for a 3-year term – AS only (Natural Science)

Dietrich School Undergraduate Council     
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Council works with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in reviewing proposals for courses to fulfill General Education Requirements, new or revised instructional programs and majors; it also oversees the annual assessment of the General Education curriculum. The Dietrich School Undergraduate Council serves as the council of initial jurisdiction regarding grading regulations, policy decisions, and other undergraduate academic matters in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Nine elected tenure stream faculty, three elected appointment stream faculty, and five students appointed by the president of student government sit on this committee.
               
3 vacancies for a 3-year term – T/TS faculty only (1 Humanities, 1 Social Science, 1 Natural Science)
1 vacancy for a 3-year term – AS only (Natural Science)

Dietrich School Graduate Council        
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Council advises the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research on matters of concern for Dietrich School graduate students such as placement opportunities, health insurance, time-to-degree and graduate student support. Policy concerns include approval of curriculum and instructional programs, admissions, degree requirements and other academic matters. Every year the committee reviews TA training, supervision and evaluation in two departments. Six faculty members and five graduate students sit on this committee.                           

3 vacancies for a 2-year term – graduate faculty only (1 Humanities, 1 Social Science, 1 Natural Science)

University Council on Graduate Study                            
2 vacancies for a 2-year term – graduate faculty only (1 Social Science, 1 Natural Science)

Honors College Advisory Board   
Faculty members serving on this committee are elected by the faculty and serve a two-year term.  After the election, the Dean of the Honors College, who chairs this Board, will contact members about scheduling of the first meeting.
                                    
3 vacancies for a 2-year term – T/TS faculty only (1 Humanities, 1 Social Science, 1 Natural Science)

Academic Integrity Review Board  
Faculty members serving on this committee are elected by the faculty and serve a two-year term. One faculty member is chosen by the Board to serve as Chair. Students are appointed by Student Government Board. For cases involving graduate students, the Academic Integrity Board consists of a non-voting president and five voting members. The president is elected by the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Council at the beginning of each academic year. The five board members (three faculty and two students) are chosen by the president in consultation with the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research for each case as it arises from the current members and the members of the previous two years of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Council.    
                             
2 vacancies for a 2-year term – can be T/TS or AS  (Members)
2 vacancies for 2-year terms (Alternates) – can be T/TS or AS

Dietrich School Planning & Budget Committee   
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Planning and Budgeting Committee advises the Dean regarding budgetary matters and planning in the framework of the University's Planning and Budgeting System.

The committee is comprised of the Dean of the Dietrich School; the Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment and Research Development; the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs; the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research; the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, and 12 other members who serve staggered 3-year terms and are chosen as follows: 3 Faculty members elected by the Dietrich School Council; 3 T/TS Faculty members elected by division; 3 AS Faculty members elected by division; 3 Staff members elected by division; 3 Graduate student members appointed by Dietrich School GSO.

Meetings are held monthly between November and March.

1 vacancy for a 3-year term – T/TS only (Social Science)
2 vacancies for a 3-year term – AS (1 Social Sciences, 1 Natural Science)

Dietrich School Council and Committee Positions (Posted November 21, 2017)

The Dietrich School nominating committee will be meeting in January to finalize the ballot for vacancies on all Dietrich School committees for the 2018-2019 academic year.  The election will occur at the spring full faculty meeting (April 2018 – date TBD). At this time we are inviting all eligible voting faculty in the school who might be interested in serving on one of these committees to submit their name to the Dean’s Office for consideration.  Please make sure to include which vacancies you are interested in.

All requests should be sent to Erin Golen, erin.golen@pitt.edu and should be received no later than December 20, 2017.   We will verify eligibility and notify the Nominating Committee prior to their January meeting.

Vacancies, terms, and Council/Committee descriptions are as follows:

Dietrich School Council   
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Council oversees the Dietrich School Graduate Council and the Dietrich School Undergraduate Council, elects the Faculty Grants Committee and other committees whose work pertains to the full faculty, and acts for the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences in intervals between full faculty meetings.  Meetings are held monthly between October and April.

Dietrich School Council consists of:
•           the Dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (who shall preside)
•           the Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment and Research Development;
•           the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs;
•           nine (9) elected T/TS Faculty members, with three (3) members from each division and no more than one member from any one department, who shall
            NOT be departmental chairpersons;
•           three (3) elected AS Faculty members, with one member from each division;
•           one Department Chair representative from each of the Divisions;
•           two (2) Dietrich School undergraduate students appointed by the SGB;
•           two (2) graduate students appointed by the Dietrich School GSO.
                                                
3 vacancies for a 3-year term – T/TS faculty only  (1 Humanities, 1 Social Science, 1 Natural Science)
1 vacancy for a 3-year term – AS only (Humanities)

Dietrich School Undergraduate Council     
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Council works with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in reviewing proposals for courses to fulfill General Education Requirements, new or revised instructional programs and majors; it also oversees the annual assessment of the General Education curriculum. The Dietrich School Undergraduate Council serves as the council of initial jurisdiction regarding grading regulations, policy decisions, and other undergraduate academic matters in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Nine elected tenure stream faculty, three elected appointment stream faculty, and five students appointed by the president of student government sit on this committee.
               
3 vacancies for a 3-year term – T/TS faculty only (1 Humanities, 1 Social Science, 1 Natural Science)
1 vacancy for a 3-year term – AS only (Humanities)

Dietrich School Graduate Council        
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Council advises the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research on matters of concern for Dietrich School graduate students such as placement opportunities, health insurance, time-to-degree and graduate student support. Policy concerns include approval of curriculum and instructional programs, admissions, degree requirements and other academic matters. Every year the committee reviews TA training, supervision and evaluation in two departments. Six faculty members and five graduate students sit on this committee.                           

3 vacancies for a 2-year term – graduate faculty only (1 Humanities, 1 Social Science, 1 Natural Science)

University Council on Graduate Study                            
1 vacancy for a 2-year term – graduate faculty only (Humanities)

Honors College Advisory Board   
Faculty members serving on this committee are elected by the faculty and serve a two-year term.  After the election, the Dean of the Honors College, who chairs this Board, will contact members about scheduling of the first meeting.
                                    
3 vacancies for a 2-year term – T/TS faculty only (1 Humanities, 1 Social Science, 1 Natural Science)

Academic Integrity Review Board  
Faculty members serving on this committee are elected by the faculty and serve a two-year term. One faculty member is chosen by the Board to serve as Chair. Students are appointed by Student Government Board. For cases involving graduate students, the Academic Integrity Board consists of a non-voting president and five voting members. The president is elected by the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Council at the beginning of each academic year. The five board members (three faculty and two students) are chosen by the president in consultation with the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research for each case as it arises from the current members and the members of the previous two years of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Council.    
                             
2 vacancies for a 2-year term – can be T/TS or AS  (1 Humanities, 1 Natural Science)
2 vacancies for 2-year terms (Alternates) – can be T/TS or AS

Dietrich School Planning & Budget Committee   
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Planning and Budgeting Committee advises the Dean regarding budgetary matters and planning in the framework of the University's Planning and Budgeting System.

The committee is comprised of the Dean of the Dietrich School; the Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment and Research Development; the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs; the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research; the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, and 12 other members who serve staggered 3-year terms and are chosen as follows: 3 Faculty members elected by the Dietrich School Council; 3 T/TS Faculty members elected by division; 3 AS Faculty members elected by division; 3 Staff members elected by division; 3 Graduate student members appointed by Dietrich School GSO.

Meetings are held monthly between November and March.

1 vacancy for a 3-year term – T/TS only (Natural Science)
1 vacancy for a 3-year term – AS (Social Sciences)

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Studies (FILLED)

Laurel Roberts, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, has accepted the position of Interim Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Studies. Roberts currently teaches Foundations of Biology 1 and 2 (BioSc 150 & 160), Ecology (BioSc 0370), Human Physiology (BioSc/NeuroSci 1250) and Physiology Lab (BioSc 1255).  Her summer term appointment is with the School of Medicine, where she teaches a noncredit pre-med enrichment course, MedBio, as part of the Summer Pre-Med Academic Enrichment Program (SPAEP) Level 1.  Roberts also supervises students in BioSc 1690-Experience in Undergraduate Teaching, BioSc 1901-Independent Study and BioSc 1903-Undergraduate Research. She was a member of the University’s Pre-Professional Health Careers Committee from 2009-14. Currently, she is on the Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE) and the Advisory Committee on Admission of Student Athletes (ACASA).

She is an academic advisor for the Premed Organization for Minority Students (POMS), Panthers Educating and Advocating for Children in Homeless Situations (PEACHS), and the Panther Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program (PKDSAP).

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Studies (FILLED)

Cynthia Lausberg, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, has accepted the position of Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Studies. She's served as a standing member of the Psychology Department's Undergraduate Education Committee and served as director of undergraduate advising for the department. In her role as undergraduate advising director, she designed and implemented a collaborative, highly individualized approach to advising that included a careful review of academic progress toward degree completion; ensuring students' understanding of remaining degree requirements; assisting students in course selection; encouraging and facilitating students' participation in experiential learning opportunities; and, exploring post-baccalaureate career or graduate school aspirations, goals, and planning. 

An alumna of the Dietrich School, Cynthia received her PhD in counseling psychology from the Department of Psychology in 2000 and became a faculty member in the department in 2003. Among the courses she teaches are Personality Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, the Psychology of Death and Dying, and Global Mental Health Perspectives. She is a member of the American Psycological Association and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.

Associate Deans, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (FILLED)

Professor Kay Brummond will serve as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor Adam Leibovich, currently chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will become the Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment and Research Development.

Assistant Dean, College of General Studies (FILLED)

Dietrich School professor Gretchen Holtzapple Bender, assistant chair and director of undergraduate studies for the Department of History of Art and Architecture, has accepted the position of Assistant Dean, College of General Studies. Gretchen has enjoyed teaching at the University of Pittsburgh since 2002, offering a wide range of courses including the introductory History of World Art that she designed, several courses in modern art and architecture, and research and writing seminars on feminism and art history, Romantic landscape, Berlin Architecture, and ‘Making Space: Agency, Identity and Representing Representation’. She has played a central role in the revision of the core curriculum in the undergraduate HAA program and established a developmental advising process for the department. New initiatives that she has implemented or overseen include HAAARCH!!!!, the annual departmental showcase that features undergraduate achievement, the Museum Studies minor and the Milton Fine Fellowships in Museum Professions, and the revision of the Preservation minor. Completing her dissertation at Bryn Mawr College under the guidance of Christiane Hertel, Bender’s research focuses on the landscape practice of Caspar David Friedrich in the context of a broader and emerging European visual culture. Specifically, she is interested in the gendering of place and embodied spectatorship in early 19th-century European culture. 

Gretchen has been recognized by the Dietrich School and the University of Pittsburgh for her outstanding teaching and advising, and the awards she has received include the 2015 
Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the 2013 AMPCO Pittsburgh Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, and the 2008 Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award.