The FAPTC is one of the official standing committees of the School of Public Health Council and is composed of the associate dean for faculty affairs and two faculty members elected by each department's faculty.
The FAPTC is charged with maintaining documentation of all policies and procedures guidelines or criteria that relate to all faculty-level appointments, promotions and tenure decisions and assure the faculty have access to this documentation.
They hold closed meetings each month, September through July.
With questions and concerns, contact
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Faculty Affairs Coordinator
- Charge of the FAPTC
- Maintain documentation of all policies and procedures guidelines or criteria that relate to all faculty level appointments, promotions, and tenure decisions and assure the faculty have access to this documentation.
- Update the, FAPTC Operations Manual as appropriate, with full review and approval at least every five years or when major changes in School of Public Health or University policy occur.
- Assure that all School of Public Health criteria for appointment, promotion, or tenure incorporate and/or are consistent with University policies and procedures.
- Maintain guidelines for discussion and voting within the committee which appropriately take into account conflict of interest and other ethical considerations.
- Upon request by the dean or department chair provide informal advice on proposed faculty actions prior to formal review of individual for primary appointment, promotion, or tenure.
- Review and recommend actions to the dean and School of Public Health Council on all primary faculty appointments, promotions, and tenure.
- Review and recommend actions to the dean and Council on all secondary, adjunct, and emeritus faculty appointments. Review and recommend actions to the dean and Council on award of honorary degrees or other University recognition.
- Review and recommend actions to the dean and Council on appointments to the graduate faculty.
- Provide oversight to assure full compliance with all guidelines regarding diversity and equal opportunity in faculty recruitment and appointment.
- Review and recommend actions relating to promotion and tenure.
- Review and recommend actions relating to faculty appointments and promotions, with regular meetings on a monthly basis, or more frequently as needed. Requests for appointments at the rank of assistant professor or below may be circulated to the committee for a prior vote without meeting.
- The FAPTC chair shall make regular oral reports to the Council and provide a report summarizing its activities at least once each
Resources for Navigating Promotion and Tenure
- SPH Faculty CV Template (MS Word Template; as of October 2022)
- FAPTC Operating Manual (Approved October 2018)
- Faculty Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure
- Graduate Faculty Nominations Policy
- External Reference Collection Policy
Faculty Search Committee Resources
- Roles and Responsibilities of Pitt Public Health Search Committee Members
- Search Committee Requirements
- Search Committee External Reviewer Request Template
- Health Sciences Office of Diversity Info
- Diversifying Faculty Guidebook
- Handbook on Diversity and the Law
- Diversity Recruitment Resource Guide
- Diversity Resource Map
- Resources to Enhance Diversity
- Faculty Recruiting Guidelines and Resources
- Provost Office Checklist for Faculty Search Committees
Required Documentation for Faculty Actions
- Primary Faculty Appointment Checklist
- Primary Faculty Promotion Checklist
- Secondary Faculty Appointment Checklist
- Adjunct Faculty Appointment Checklist
- Graduate Faculty Nomination Checklist
- Faculty Offer Letter Checklist
- Faculty Emeritus Checklist