The Clinician-Educator career track is for faculty who contribute to the clinical, educational and/or research missions of the medical school but whose major effort is in the areas of clinical practice, practice-related activities and/or education. Clinical faculty who spend the majority of their time in clinical practice or practice-related activities, but also perform some clinical research, should also be appointed in this track. This is a non-tenure-eligible career track.
Faculty appointed on the Clinician-Educator track select two of the following four domain areas in which to specialize, and are evaluated for appointment and promotion based on their accomplishments and contributions in those domains:
- Clinical impact and recognition
- Education and teaching
- Original research
- Health services management
Clinician-Educator Faculty Ranks
- Assistant Professor
- Associate Professor
Recruit & Appoint
Start the Pre-Search Process
Before initiating a faculty search, you must follow the process detailed here to obtain approval and receive a search number.
Conduct the Search
Learn how to use Northwestern's new Faculty Recruiting System to conduct a search.
Get Offer Letter Approval
The dean's office must approve your offer letter before you send it to your finalist.
Record Candidate Decision
Revise an approved offer or record a declined offer.
Accepted Offer Final Steps
Follow these steps after a candidate accepts an offer in order to finalize the appointment.
Appointment Actions for Current Clinician-Educators
Information on faculty performance review and the annual reappointment process
Promotion & Tenure
Propose faculty for promotion/tenure review in the annual promotion cycle
Change to Appointment
Process changes of basis, category, career track or tenure status
Grant a secondary appointment to a faculty member whose primary appointment is in another Northwestern school or Feinberg department
Nominate a faculty member for an endowed professorship or emeritus appointment
Transfer a faculty member to your department from another Northwestern school or Feinberg department
Leave of Absence
Process a paid or unpaid leave for a current faculty member
Retirement, resignations, terminations and death