Feinstein Institute Appointments and Promotions

All Northwell Health employees who conduct investigator-initiated basic, translational, clinical or outcomes research are encouraged to request a Feinstein Institute appointment. Those from other institutions with an interest in maintaining an affiliation with the Feinstein Institute can request an adjunct appointment.

Why request a Feinstein Institute appointment?

  • Faculty are invited to important meetings that keep them informed, including:
    • quarterly faculty meetings where you can discuss research initiatives with Feinstein Institute leadership,
    • monthly Hot Science meetings, which is a center-focused, faculty forum to share what is new in their research areas. Presentations are followed by faculty networking
  • Faculty are featured in the Feinstein Institute annual report
  • Faculty can participate in and benefit from the Feinstein Institute Summer Student Intern program

Appointment Process

Requests for appointments will be reviewed by the Appointments & Promotions Committee, with an ultimate decision by the President and CEO of the Feinstein Institute.

To be considered for an appointment, you must select a which Center of Excellence to be appointed to (list is below) and submit a formal application to Dr. Barbara Sherry, in accordance with the Application Guidelines.

Center of Excellence and Center Heads

Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders Peter Davies, PhD
Autoimmune, Musculoskeletal and Hematopoietic Diseases Betty Diamond, MD
Bioelectronic Medicine Chad Bouton
Biomedical Science Kevin J. Tracey, MD
Genomics & Human Genetics Peter K. Gregersen, MD
Immunology & Inflammation Ping Wang, MD
Molecular Innovation Yousef Al-Abed, PhD
Neuroscience David Eidelberg, MD
Oncology Research Nicholas Chiorazzi, MD
Health Innovation and Outcomes Research Thomas McGinn, MD
Pediatric Research Charles Schleien, MD
Psychiatric Neuroscience John Kane, MD

Required application

Center Heads will prepare a package that includes all of the below information. The complete package will be submitted electronically to the Appointments & Promotions Committee by the Center Head.

  1. A detailed letter of support indicating the desired appointment or promotion
  2. A statement of research interests and accomplishments
    • For Instructor, Assistant Professor and all Investigator appointments, a minimum two paragraph description is required.
    • For Associate and Full Professor appointments, a minimum one page description is required.
  3. Complete Curriculum Vitae including details of previous and current position(s)/appointment(s) and present, past, and pending funding. The CV should be in the format for the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
  4. Letters of reference
Rank Requirement
Instructor or Assistant Investigator Not required
Associate Investigator or Investigator 2 letters of reference
Assistant Professor 2 letters of reference (1 must be from outside of the Feinstein Institute and Northwell Health)
Associate Professor or Full Professor Provide the names and contact information of five (5) outside references, three of whom will be contacted directly by the Committee to provide recommendations.

In making its recommendations, the Appointments & Promotions Committee will consider various factors including, among others, research excellence and scholarly achievements, plans, and activities in areas relevant to the Mission and Objectives of the Feinstein Institute. The Committee will also take into account the candidate’s collaborations with colleagues and other contributions to the Feinstein Institute in general.

Appointment Titles

  1. Instructor
  2. Assistant Professor
  3. Associate Professor
  4. Professor
  5. Assistant Investigator
  6. Associate Investigator
  7. Investigator

Professor level appointments are intended for individuals directing independent, investigator-initiated basic, translational, clinical and/or outcomes research programs that are or will be supported by extramural peer-reviewed grant funding.

Investigator level appointments are intended for individuals who provide scientific, clinical or technical expertise in the conduct of basic, translational, clinical or outcomes research programs directed by Feinstein faculty with independent research programs.

Rank Criteria

  1. Instructor
    • This limited-term (five-year) position is intended for individuals transitioning from training positions to careers as independent investigators, with the expectation that they will become Assistant Professors when they establish an independent research program.
    • Successful applicants will evidence:
      • Recent publications in peer-reviewed journals.
      • Active commitment to research (at least 50% effort).
    • Extension of an appointment at the level of Instructor beyond an initial five (5)-year period must be approved by the President and CEO at the recommendation of the respective Center Head and the Appointments & Promotions Committee.
  2. Assistant Professor
    • Strong record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.
    • Receipt or intent to apply for external grant support as Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator, or a career development grant (K-award or equivalent).
  3. Associate Professor
    • Substantive body of peer-reviewed, senior-author publications.
    • Active external support (grants or contracts from NIH or other Federal agencies; substantial programmatic support from other organizations) as Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator.
    • Regional/National scholarly recognition. Examples could include all or some of the following:
      • Evidence of excellence, productivity and leadership in research.
      • Invited presentations at scientific meetings, symposia, and workshops.
      • Participation in NIH or equivalent scientific review committees.
      • Editorial board memberships for major journals.
  1. Professor
    • Substantive body of peer-reviewed, senior-author publications in quality journals.
    • Active and sustained funding (NIH or other agencies; substantial programmatic support from other organizations) as Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator.
    • National/International scholarly recognition. Examples could include all or some of the following:
      • Invited presentations in major scientific meetings, symposia, and workshops.
      • Membership or leadership roles in NIH or equivalent scientific review committees and other scientific advisory panels.
      • Leadership role in significant scientific organizations.
      • Membership on editorial boards of scientific publications.
      • Invited talks at major universities and leading scientific societies.
    • Evidence that the candidate plays a critical role in the programmatic mission of the Feinstein Institute
  2. Assistant Investigator
    • Participation in funded basic, translational or clinical research activities and/or contributions to programmatic research development.
    • Involvement in the development of cutting-edge core resources that support original research of other investigators locally or nationally (e.g. advanced imaging, biorepositories or computer programs).
    • Responsibility for training in use of instrumentation and methodologies.
    • Responsibility for data analysis that benefits individuals in multiple centers.
  3. Associate Investigator
    • Track record of significant participation in funded basic, translational or clinical research activities and contributions to programmatic research development.
    • Responsibility for training in the use of instrumentation and methodologies for multiple investigators in the Feinstein Institute.
    • Responsibility for data analysis for multiple investigators in the Feinstein Institute.
  4. Investigator
    • Track record of significant participation in funded basic, translational or clinical research activities and contributions to programmatic research development.
    • Responsibility for training in the use of instrumentation and methodologies for multiple investigators in the Feinstein Institute.
    • Responsibility for data analysis for multiple investigators in the Feinstein Institute.
    • Creation of cutting-edge core resources and programs that support original research of other investigators locally or nationally (e.g. advanced imaging, biorepositories, or computer programs).
    • Directorship of core facilities or programs.