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January 6, 2011



The University of Pittsburgh invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the University Honors College (UHC). A major research university and member of the Association of American Universities, the University currently serves more than 25,000 undergraduate and 10,000 graduate students across 16 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools on its Pittsburgh Campus and four regional campuses.

THE OPPORTUNITY: The Dean of the UHC heads the University’s flagship undergraduate program. He or she works with (i) the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid both to recruit individuals with outstanding academic talent and to award scholarships and fellowship support, (ii) a staff of academic advisors and other support personnel to nurture students’ aspirations and develop their capabilities, and (iii) a select group of faculty members to develop specialized courses that target these students’ unique intellectual abilities. The Dean reports directly to the Provost/Senior Vice Chancellor and partners with her, the Chancellor, and other senior University officials to maintain the UHC’s high academic standing.

THE HONORS COLLEGE: The UHC serves the academic needs of exceptionally talented and motivated undergraduate students in all schools of the Pittsburgh Campus. It provides enriched educational experiences for these students and encourages study in both breadth and depth in the undergraduate schools’ curricular programs. It advances this mission through UHC-specific courses, individualized academic advising, and intellectual community. The combined strength of the UHC’s academic programs has produced noteworthy numbers of named scholars, including three Rhodes Scholars in just the past five years.

The UHC oversees a dedicated academic space, which includes two floors at the top of the Cathedral of Learning, and honors student housing, in which more than 300 individuals currently live. It is authorized to grant the Bachelor of Philosophy degree to students of high achievement and proven capacity for independent scholarship.  The UHC also offers research funding through the Brackenridge Summer Research Fellowship Program, unique prospects for field study in Wyoming, and the opportunity to publish in UHC publications.

REQUIREMENTS: The University seeks a proven leader who is strongly committed to developing excellence in undergraduate education and to working with highly talented students. The applicant should possess the vision, powers of articulation, and collaborative skills required to conduct effective administrative oversight, support an interdisciplinary educational program, and cultivate increasingly important fundraising relationships. The successful applicant must be qualified to hold a tenured faculty appointment in one of the University’s academic units.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The expected date of appointment is July 2011. Applications received by January 31, 2011, will receive full consideration, although the University will, at its discretion, continue to review applications received after that date. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that describes relevant experience and interest in the position, and the names and contact information of three references. Nominations, applications, or requests for information should be submitted electronically to:

Dr. George Klinzing

Chair, UHC Dean Search Committee

Office of the Provost

University of Pittsburgh

Correspondence can be directed to Dr. Klinzing at  Additional information about the University and its programs is located at and


POSITION AVAILABLE – Research Associate

School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is seeking full-time Research Associates to carry out rehabilitation research in areas of spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and neuroprosthetics. Candidates must have formal education and practical experience in the design and implementation of clinical research or animal model projects and basic analytic skills necessary to allow interpretation and analysis of results. Salary is commensurate with experience. Qualified applicants should forward curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to:

Bobbea Garrett

Personnel Administrator

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

3471 Fifth Avenue, Kaufmann Building, Suite 201

Pittsburgh, PA 15213


The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Filed under: Also,Jobs,Volume 43 Issue 9

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