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.

Promotion on the basis of sustained contribution to the academic mission may occur in the absence of meeting the requirements for initial appointment at assistant professor. There is no set timeline, but generally, for the criterion of sustained contribution to the academic mission, the application should demonstrate sustained contributions and scholarship in the Department of Medicine for at least three years. This is typically seen with Clinician Teachers who have three to five years of outstanding teaching evaluations and often one or more teaching awards or nominations.

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 accepted by DoM from hospital until 

 Monthly DAC Meeting

Monthly FAAC Meeting

April 6, 2018

April 20, 2018

May 24, 2018

May 7, 2018

May 22, 2018

June 28, 2018

June 7, 2018

June 21, 2018

July 26, 2018

July 5, 2018

July 24, 2018

August 23, 2018

August 6, 2018

August 28, 2018

September 27, 2018

September 7, 2018

September 25, 2018

October 25, 2018

October 5, 2018

October 30, 2018

November 29, 2018

November 5, 2018

November 27, 2018

December 13, 2018

December 5, 2018

December 18, 2018 January  31, 2019

January 10, 2019

January 22, 2019

February 28, 2019

February 6, 2019

February 26, 2019

March 28, 2019

March 6, 2019 March 26, 2019 April 25, 2019
April 5, 2019 April 23, 2019 May 30, 2019
May 6, 2019 May 21, 2019 June 27, 2019

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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