Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Faculty Affairs Office

Investigator Career Track

Faculty who spend the majority of their time in extramural-funded research with the intent to develop independent research programs are assigned to the Investigator Track and appointed with the intention of promotion to Associate Professor or Professor with tenure according to School policy. This is a tenure track and faculty recruited for appointment at the level of Associate Professor or Professor will normally have tenure at their current institution. Occasionally, based on unique circumstances, appointments of recruited faculty at the level of Associate Professor are made without tenure, allowing for tenure conversion at a later date.

For more information, view the FSM Information Guide for Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure (APT).

Investigator Ranks

     Assistant Professor
     Associate Professor
     Professor

Appointment Processes & Checklists