Senior Promotion

Academic promotion is a means of acknowledging and rewarding faculty who have excelled in specific aspects of the University of Toronto’s academic mission.

Senior Promotion refers to promotion to the academic ranks of associate professor and full professor. For promotion to assistant professor, see Junior Promotion.

Clinical full-time, part-time or adjunct faculty at the University of Toronto are eligible to apply for academic promotion under the University of Toronto Policy and Procedures Governing Promotions.

Academic promotion is solely awarded on the basis of academic achievement (excellence). Faculty members may be promoted on the basis of excellence in research, creative professional activity (CPA) and/or sustained excellence in teaching. Each candidate going forward must claim excellence in at least one category. All candidates must show evidence of competence in teaching.

Please note: Long-term service is insufficient on its own for promotion.

The Promotion Process

Promotion Criteria

Required Documentation: The Promotion Dossier

Letters of Reference

Deadlines for Submission

Promotion Resources

Please see the Manual for Academic Promotion for further information.

Hospital Promotion Administrators

Hospital Name Contact Information
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Vicki Corris 416-785-2500 ext. 2073
Sinai Health System-University Health Network-Toronto Rehab Institute Mena Suh 416-340-4479
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Denise Campbell 416-480-6100 ext. 2007
St. Michael's Hospital Julia Stratta 416-864-5810
Women's College Hospital Kathleen Hollamby 416-323-7722
Division of Emergency Medicine   416-978-1612

Faculty members seeking promotion who are not affiliated with one of the five hospitals listed above should contact the U of T Department of Medicine Promotion Administrator to confirm their intention to go forward. 

University of Toronto Department of Medicine Promotion Administrator

Name Contact Information
Colin Gibson