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Faculty Appointments

Appointment and promotion to the faculty is reserved for individuals who demonstrate a career commitment to scholarly activity and have documentation of their endeavors. A master’s or doctoral degree is required for faculty appointment above the level of instructor. All faculty members with MD degrees are required to maintain an active clinical appointment and be in good standing at Northwell Health or its affiliates. Loss of an active clinical appointment triggers a review by the School of Medicine’s Faculty Appointments and Promotions Committee.

To request an appointment, please email your School of Medicine department chair to request faculty appointment paperwork.

Full-time

The academic titles for a full-time faculty member are Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Department (e.g., Assistant Professor of Department). Individuals with one of these titles must be employed full-time by either Hofstra University or Northwell Health; this group may also include those employed full time by an affiliate of Northwell.  All individuals with an academic title have research, teaching, clinical care and/or administrative service/leadership as their primary commitment to the mission of the School. All full-time faculty members at a given academic rank have the same titles, regardless of the kind of activity, their location, or the nature of their financial support. The criteria for appointment reflects the importance of the different kinds of academic activity required to accomplish the goals of the School of Medicine. Each appointee is recommended for initial evaluation by the head of the appointing department, the Medical Director of an affiliated hospital, or School of Medicine leadership. The head of the appointing department recommends each subsequent reappointment.

Voluntary

The academic titles for a voluntary faculty member are Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, or Clinical Professor of Department (e.g., Clinical Assistant Professor of Department). Individuals with one of these titles are not employed full-time by either Hofstra University or the Northwell Health. They contribute to the academic programs of the School of Medicine, but have a major commitment to professional activity apart from the academic programs of the School of Medicine and its affiliated institutions. Each appointee initially is recommended for evaluation either by the Medical Director of an-affiliated hospital or by the head of the appointing department. The head of the appointing department recommends each subsequent reappointment.

Adjunct

The academic titles for an adjunct faculty member are Adjunct Assistant Professor, Adjunct Associate Professor, or Adjunct Professor of Department (e.g., Adjunct Assistant Professor of Department). Individuals with one of these titles have primary faculty appointments at other medical schools, but actively teach students in the School of Medicine. Each appointee is recommended for evaluation by the head of the appointing department initially and at each subsequent reappointment.

Visiting

Visiting faculty members are scholars visiting the School of Medicine for teaching, learning, and/or research for variable periods. The academic titles for a visiting faculty member are Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, or Visiting Professor of Department (e.g., Visiting Assistant Professor of Department). These individuals receive appointments for up to one year at the rank equivalent to that of their home institution. Ordinarily, appointments are renewed only once. Appointments to a School of Medicine faculty position following a visiting appointment must be in compliance with the usual procedures for a first appointment in the School.

Emeritus

The academic title for an emeritus faculty member is Emeritus Professor of Department. Individuals with this status have a history of contributions to the School of Medicine and have retired at the rank of Professor from their professional activities, but maintain an active teaching role.