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Organizations & Committees

The Medical Faculty Council (MFC)

The 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)

The 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 at Feinberg and Northwestern University.

The Faculty Senate

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 Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee 

The 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 five-year term of service. The 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 (Word).

Faculty Search Committees 

Faculty search committees are responsible for identifying and recruiting exemplary educators, scientists and scholars to join the 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.

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