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Application for Standing Committees

Application closed. Please check for our next application in April, 2020. Contact SOMFaculty@hofstra.edu if you have questions.

Committee Descriptions

  • 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 Monday of the month at 7:00 AM.

  • 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 Frequency: Meetings typically occur monthly at 2000 Marcus Avenue on the second or third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 AM.

  • 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 Frequency: This committee meets approximately eight times a year, on Wednesday mornings at 7:00 AM at the Zucker School of Medicine.

  • 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 Frequency: Meetings occur on the first Monday of the month at 5:30 PM at 145 Community Drive.

  • Admissions Committee

    The Admissions Committee makes recommendations to the Dean regarding the criteria for admission on an annual basis. They are also responsible for screen and reviewing applications, and interviewing, ranking, and selecting among applicants in accordance with the priorities set by the Zucker School of Medicine.

    In order to express interest in participating in the Admissions Committee, please reach out to Lisa.Ellenbogen@hofstra.edu.