Why Work at Pitt?

The University of Pittsburgh, internationally recognized as a great center of learning and research, is also one of Pittsburgh's largest employers. More than 3,800 full-time faculty staff members and 6,700 full-time, non-faculty members are employed on the Pittsburgh campus.

It's a dynamic workplace with opportunities for career growth and development, located in a neighborhood—Oakland—that offers the cultural and social advantages of a vibrant urban environment. Pitt works closely with local residents and businesses to provide safe and clean surroundings in which to live, work, and learn.


  • Education Benefits: Tuition remission is offered for staff, spouses/partners, and dependents attending the University of Pittsburgh.

  • Public Transportation: Regular staff employed through the Pittsburgh campus may ride fare-free on any Port Authority of Allegheny County bus, trolley, or incline.

  • Paid Time Off includes 10 paid holidays, plus accrued vacation days, personal days, and sick time.

  • Medical Benefits/Health and Welfare Plans offer a choice of medical insurance options provided by UPMC Health Plan with cost sharing by the staff member. Also available are dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and long term care, with employee cost sharing.

  • Retirement plan options include a defined contribution plan and a noncontributory defined pension plan.

Dual Career Assistance

University professionals are often dual-career couples. Pitt offers support and resources to help spouses and partners explore employment options. A spouse/partner of a Pitt faculty or staff member hired within the past 365 days is eligible for the following services:

For more information and assistance, contact Kaitlyn Konkle. Please note that the dual career assistance program does not create an entitlement to employment, nor does it guarantee job placement.