Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Faculty Affairs Office

Team Scientist Offers

Before you extend an offer to a candidate, a business plan, draft offer letter, and supporting documents must be approved by the FSM Dean's Office. The business plan and supporting documents are submitted electronically via this online database.  

Full-time Offers

Full-time Team Scientists receive some or all of their salary from FSM via a Northwestern University paycheck.  


Academic Full-Time Offers

Team Scientists are "academic full-time" if their effort totals 100% and their salary is paid in full by one of FSM's approved affiliates: Lurie Children's Hospital, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Stroger Hospital of Cook County or the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.  Academic full-time faculty do not receive salary support or a paycheck from FSM/Northwestern University.

Academic full-time faculty should be identified through a national search and hired into a search number obtained through the pre-search process. 


Part-time Offers

Part-time Team Scientists receive some or all of their salary from FSM via a Northwestern University paycheck.  

Part-time faculty may be hired without having a pre-search number, but if a search was conducted, it is recommended that you document the process.  Because they receive salary from FSM, offer letter approval is required, including submission of a business plan, draft offer letter, and supporting documents.


Academic Part-Time Offers

Team Scientsist are "academic part-time" if their total effort is less than 100% and their salary is paid in full by one of FSM's approved affiliates: Lurie Children's Hospital, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Stroger Hospital of Cook County or the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.  Academic part-time faculty do not receive salary support or a paycheck from FSM/Northwestern University.

Academic, part-time faculty are appointed without the need for a pre-search number, business plan, or offer letter approval from FSM. Go directly to the new appointment page to appoint an academic part-time Team Scientist.