Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Faculty Affairs Office

Faculty Organizations & Committees

The Medical Faculty Council (MFC) functions as an advocate for the medical faculty by communicating with the administration of the medical school and the faculty at large. The council serves as a conduit between faculty members and medical school administrators, providing valuable input regarding faculty opinions and needs to each of the executive associate deans who chair the operational councils.

The Women Faculty Organization (WFO) fosters the growth, development and mentoring of women faculty in the Feinberg School of Medicine. A wide range of networking, mentoring, and educational opportunities are available to contribute to successful career development here at the Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern University.

The Faculty Senate is the elected and representative body of the Northwestern University faculty and includes one representative from every department and one non-tenure track representative from each school. It considers, makes recommendations, and passes resolutions concerning matters of general university interest

The FSM Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure (APT) Committee is composed of 18 Professors representing basic science and clinical departments. Committee members are appointed by the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs with the agreement of the appointee's Department Chair for a 5-year term of service. The APT Committee evaluates and recommends approval or disapproval of all department applications for initial appointments and promotion/tenure at the rank of Associate Professor and Professor. View the committee roster.

Faculty search committees are responsible for identifying and recruiting exemplary educators, researchers, and scholars to join the FSM faculty. Faculty search committees seek candidates who represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, supporting the University's goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community that promotes personal and intellectual growth. View resources for faculty search committees.