Proposals sought for adding more faculty focused on Latinx issues

The Latinx Cluster Hire Committee has begun accepting proposals to help add more Pitt faculty focused on issues in the Latinx community.

Academic units are encouraged to send proposals to the committee, chaired by Ariel Armony, vice provost for Global Affairs, for multiple hires in Pitt schools and departments.

The proposals, according to a news release, should identify the units involved, the leadership consulted to form the proposal and how a cluster hiring of multiple Latinx studies scholars would affect the units.

Specifically, the release said, the committee is looking for how these scholars will meet the goals of the initiative, add value to the Pitt department, unit or school and how it will help make Pitt more inclusive.

The first of the four phases of the hiring process began this month and will continue into February 2020. The second phase will occur between February and March 2020 and the third phase from March to April 2020. 

After the third phase, a series of hiring committees will be formed, and the fourth and final phase officially welcomes the hires to the Pitt community. Overall, this process is expected to finish in three academic years.

The deadline for the first phase of proposals is on Feb. 5, 2020. However, participants should turn in a one- to two-paragraph statement of interest by Dec. 20 if possible. These statements can be emailed to John Stoner, executive director for academic affairs for the University Center for International Studies, at

To apply, visit this website