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For Chairs and Program Directors

Chairperson’s Handbook Update:

The Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences’ 2021-2022 version of the Chairperson’s Handbook is now available and can be found here.  The content of the 2021-22 Chairperson’s handbook supersedes that of the 2015-16 version and is the primary resource for chairs, directors and the faculty as a whole. 

The 2015-2016 Chairperson’s Handbook will continue to be available here. Faculty who were hired under the policies articulated by a prior version of the handbook may continue to use the prior version as a point of reference. 

Below, for your reference and convenience, please find links that supplement the Handbook and provide information on commonly-asked questions.

For any further questions, please contact Jane Corey Holt at

For matters relating to:

Weinberg College Dean’s Office 

Northwestern University and Conditions of Employment

Weinberg College Appointment Types

Tenure Line Faculty:

Teaching Track Faculty

Other Weinberg College Faculty Issues


Process Review Session Recordings

 Tenure-Line and Teaching-Track Promotion & Reappointment Processes Overview – recorded September 27, 2022

Recruitment and Retention - recorded November 18, 2021

Teaching Schedules - recorded February 1, 2022

  Hiring Plan - recorded March 1, 2022

Salary Planning - recorded March 29, 2022

Tenure, Promotion & Reappointment - recorded April 26, 2022

Performance Excellence and Teaching Track Processes - recorded May 5, 2022



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