Junior Promotion

Criteria for Junior Promotion (clinical faculty promotion from the rank of lecturer to the rank of assistant professor) 

All clinical faculty members may request junior promotion at any time that they fulfill the requirements for appointment at the rank of assistant professor, irrespective of time of year or duration of time as lecturer.

Department of Medicine requirements for appointment at the rank of assistant professor  

Full-time clinical faculty who are appointed initially at the rank of lecturer will usually be requested to hold off on requesting promotion to assistant professor until successful Continuing Faculty Appointment Review (CFAR). This enables CFAR review materials to be used for junior promotion, simplifying the work involved.

Application Process and Documentation Requirements

The offices of the physician-in-chief (chief of staff or chief of medicine at community hospitals) are expected to work with the faculty member to assemble and submit the package requesting junior promotion. Faculty members without a hospital affiliation should work directly with the Department of Medicine (DoM) office and the relevant departmental division director (DDD) to prepare the request package. Complete application packages must be submitted online via Laserfische with the application form. 

The following materials are required:

All requests for Junior Promotion are vetted by the Department Appointments Committee, which meets monthly, and the Department Chair. If supportive, the Chair submits a request for promotion to the Faculty of Medicine for approval. For full-time clinical faculty, these requests are reviewed by the Faculty Appointments Advisory Committee (FAAC), which makes a recommendation for or against promotion to the Dean. Junior promotion applications for part-time and adjunct clinical faculty are approved by the senior advisor to the Dean on Clinical Affairs on behalf of the Dean.

The process timeline is:

Applications received by DOM from hospital up until 

 Monthly DAC Meeting

Monthly FAAC Meeting

October 7, 2016 October 25, 2016 November 24, 2016
November 7, 2016 November 24,2016 December 15, 2016
December 1, 2016 December 16, 2016 January 26, 2017
January 4, 2017 January 19, 2017

February 23, 2017

February 6, 2017 February 23, 2017 March 23, 2017

All questions regarding Junior Promotion should be addressed to the Department of Medicine Academic Appointments office at dom.academicappts@utoronto.ca.

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