The Standing Committee application process occurs annually in the Spring. Contact SOMFaculty@hofstra.edu
Curriculum Committee (Executive Committee)
The Curriculum Committee (CC) makes recommendations to the Dean on all matters relating to the four-year curriculum. The CC ensures that course and clerkship reports are reviewed and continuous quality improvement takes place. The Curriculum Committee includes an executive committee and two subcommittees (the First and Second 100 Weeks Subcommittees).
Qualifications: Individuals applying for the Curriculum Committee Executive Committee should be passionate about the educational program and the mission of the school and have teaching experience. Experience as an education leader in UME or GME is preferred.
Meeting Frequency: Meetings typically occur monthly at the Zucker School of Medicine on the first Wednesday of the month on Zoom. Please note, the committee formerly met in person prior to the pandemic and has the possibility of returning to in-person meetings at any time.
Faculty Appointments and Promotions Committee
The Faculty Appointments and Promotions Committee reviews applications for promotion to a higher academic rank. The committee meets monthly and requires approximately one to two hours of work in the two weeks preceding the meeting. Each committee member is assigned one or two candidates to review and presents his/her assessment of the assigned candidate(s) at the meeting.
Qualifications: Only open to Associate Professor or Professor level faculty (Clinical Associate Professors or Clinical Professors are eligible as well). Individuals interested in this committee should have experience in mentoring/developing junior faculty members and should feel comfortable presenting in front of a group.
Meeting times: The Faculty A and P Committee typically meets the second Wednesday of the month on Zoom. Please note, the committee formerly met in person prior to the pandemic and has the possibility of returning to in person meetings at any time.
Student Advancement Committee
The Student Advancement Committee reviews the academic and professional progress of all students and makes recommendations to the Dean regarding academic advancement and graduation.
Qualifications: Individuals applying for a position on this committee should have an interest in discussing and evaluating the competence of trainees and be willing to engage in discussions that may result in student dismissal. Experience as a program director or associate program director is preferred.
Meeting times: The SAC typically meets on Wednesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. on Zoom. Please note, the committee formerly met in person prior to the pandemic and has the possibility of returning to in person meetings at any time. There are approximately 8 meetings per year.
Faculty Council At-Large Members
The Faculty Council considers all academic and other significant matters related to the faculty and to the operation of the Zucker School of Medicine and the academic community. The Faculty Council ensures representation of the faculty in the operations of the Zucker School of Medicine. Department representatives are selected by the department chairs; however, at-large positions are filled by our standing committee nomination process.
Qualifications: Individuals applying for a position on the Faculty Council should have an interest in representing the voices of their department.
Meeting times: Faculty Council typically meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. on Zoom. Please note, the committee formerly met in person prior to the pandemic and has the possibility of returning to in person meetings at any time.
The Admissions Committee is a standing committee of the faculty that meets annually to make recommendations to the dean regarding the criteria for admission. The Admissions Committee is also responsible for screening applications, interviewing applicants, and selecting among applicants in accordance with priorities set by the School of Medicine.
Individuals interested in participating in the Admissions Committee should have some level of interaction with the student body. Members of the Admissions Committee may be expected to participate in a minimum number of interview days per year. Interview season typically runs from September through February and requires a time commitment of approximately two hours during the interview day (times subject to change). If you have or have had a family relationship, such as that of a current or former significant other, partner, spouse, child, sibling, or parent with anyone in the upcoming 2022-2023 admissions cycle, please refrain from applying to the Admissions Committee until this is no longer the case.