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Faculty Affairs

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Faculty Affairs

The faculty of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell consists of more than 3000 nationally and internationally recognized medical educators, clinicians and scientists who represent a vast number of diverse specialties and wide range of interests. The Zucker School of Medicine has a uniquely distinct department of Science Education devoted solely to the teaching of the biomedical and biopsychosocial sciences. Faculty members also are leaders in clinical skills education and research, and are engaged in a variety of community service endeavors.

Mission of Faculty Affairs

The mission of the Office of Faculty Affairs is to facilitate the appointment, promotion, and retention of a diverse and esteemed faculty. We are committed to providing advice and an institutional catalogue of resources available in order to support our faculty in achieving their career goals and developing professionally.

We achieve our mission by:

  1. Facilitating the appointment and advancement of qualified, talented, and diverse faculty and departmental leaders.
  2. Supporting the work of the Faculty Appointments and Promotions Committee and maintaining the faculty appointment and promotions guidelines.
  3. Working closely with the Zucker School of Medicine Faculty Council.
  4. Communicating regularly with our faculty through an e-newsletter called “Faculty Matters.”
  5. Holding an annual faculty meeting to provide the faculty with information about the school and developments made over the past year.
  6. Facilitating the Annual Faculty Professional Activity Report (AFPAR) which enables faculty to catalogue their activities and provides the chairman with an opportunity to discuss performance and career goals with their faculty.
  7. Aiding in the development of a mentorship program for departments.
  8. Aiding in the development of a promotions sub-committee in each department.
  9. Partnering with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Chief Diversity Office of Northwell Health, and the GME Physician Diversity Council.
  10. Responding in a timely fashion to all inquiries and providing written documentation of appointment, promotion, and personnel change notifications upon request.