Call for Vice Provosts' Candidates

Issue Date: 
July 26, 2010

Provost-elect Patricia E. Beeson seeks individuals to serve in three senior staff positions: Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, and Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Resources Management. Profiles about the scope of the current positions can be found on the Provost’s Office Web site at and Note that the combined Vice Provost for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies position will be restored to a two-person responsibility profile.

Interested candidates must be committed to advancing the academic mission of the institution and to working in a collaborative leadership environment. The Vice Provost for Graduate Studies should be a tenured faculty member active in pursuing Pitt’s graduate education mission. The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies should be a tenured faculty member engaged in enriching the undergraduate experience at Pitt. The Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Resources Management should have an earned doctorate and be prepared to lead Pitt’s planning efforts and to serve as the interface between the academic and business functions of the University.

Start dates will be a function of the selected individuals’ availability, and the terms of office will be negotiated.

The process will begin immediately. Those interested in any of the three positions can submit statements of interest to Kit Ayars, senior assistant to the provost, at