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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 five 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
  • Community engagement

Clinician-Educator Faculty Ranks

  • Instructor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Professor

Recruit & Appoint

Appointment Actions for Current Clinician-Educators

Faculty Performance Review
Conduct performance reviews using the Feinberg Faculty Portal

Information on 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

Salary Changes
Submit salary changes/shifts to FSM Finance

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Obtain the dean's signature on an MOU pertaining to a faculty appointment

Secondary Appointment
Grant a secondary appointment to a faculty member whose primary appointment is in another Northwestern school or Feinberg department

Appoint Senior Administrative Leaders
Conduct an internal search to appoint an existing faculty member to an administrative leadership position (e.g., Vice Chair, Division Chief)

Honorific Appointments
Nominate a faculty member for an endowed professorship or emeritus appointment

Outside Appointments
Obtain approval for a faculty member to accept an appointment at another institution

Leave of Absence
Process a paid or unpaid leave for a current faculty member

Transfer a faculty member to your department from another Northwestern school or Feinberg department

Retirement, resignations, terminations and death