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Undifferentiated Track Offer Letter Approval

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 faculty receive some or all of their salary from FSM via a Northwestern University paycheck. When paid by NMG, the NMG portion of the salary is paid through the NU paycheck on a separate record in myHR.

 Instructor: FT, NTE, Undifferentiated Career Track

Step 1: Prepare a business plan in the business plan database

  • On the business plan home page, select the department or division that is extending the offer (if you have access to more than one)
  • Select "offer" from the plan type drop down list and then press the button to create a business plan.
  • The next screen will show you the list of approved searches available to be filled in the organizational unit you selected.  Click on "create plan" beside the FAO number that you want to fill.  A new version of the business plan will be created that has the status "offer entry." This editable version of the business plan will be pre-populated with data from the pre-search version of the business plan.
  • Update the business plan as necessary so that it matches the offer letter and reflects the offer you are making to the specific finalist identified.

Step 2: Attach the following documents to the business plan:

 Assistant Professor: FT, NTE, Undifferentiated Career Track

Step 1: Prepare a business plan in the business plan database

  • On the business plan home page, select the department or division that is extending the offer (if you have access to more than one)
  • Select "offer" from the plan type drop down list and then press the button to create a business plan.
  • The next screen will show you the list of approved searches available to be filled in the organizational unit you selected.  Click on "create plan" beside the FAO number that you want to fill.  A new version of the business plan will be created that has the status "offer entry." This editable version of the business plan will be pre-populated with data from the pre-search version of the business plan.
  • Update the business plan as necessary so that it matches the offer letter and reflects the offer you are making to the specific finalist identified.

Step 2: Attach the following documents to the business plan:

Academic Full-Time Offers

Faculty 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. 

 Instructor: ACADEMIC FT, NTE, Undifferentiated Career Track

Step 1: Prepare a business plan in the business plan database

  • On the business plan home page, select the department or division that is extending the offer (if you have access to more than one)
  • Select "offer" from the plan type drop down list and then press the button to create a business plan.
  • The next screen will show you the list of approved searches available to be filled in the organizational unit you selected.  Click on "create plan" beside the FAO number that you want to fill.  A new version of the business plan will be created that has the status "offer entry." This editable version of the business plan will be pre-populated with data from the pre-search version of the business plan.
  • Update the business plan as necessary so that it matches the offer letter and reflects the offer you are making to the specific finalist identified.

Step 2: Attach the following documents to the business plan:

 Assistant Professor: ACADEMIC FT, NTE, Undifferentiated Career Track

Step 1: Prepare a business plan in the business plan database

  • On the business plan home page, select the department or division that is extending the offer (if you have access to more than one)
  • Select "offer" from the plan type drop down list and then press the button to create a business plan.
  • The next screen will show you the list of approved searches available to be filled in the organizational unit you selected.  Click on "create plan" beside the FAO number that you want to fill.  A new version of the business plan will be created that has the status "offer entry." This editable version of the business plan will be pre-populated with data from the pre-search version of the business plan.
  • Update the business plan as necessary so that it matches the offer letter and reflects the offer you are making to the specific finalist identified.

Step 2: Attach the following documents to the business plan:

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