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 accepted by DoM from hospital until 

 Monthly DAC Meeting

Monthly FAAC Meeting

August 4, 2017

August 24, 2017

September 28, 2017

September 7, 2017

September 19, 2017

October 26, 2017

October 6, 2017

October 23, 2017

November 23, 2017

November 7, 2017

November 21, 2017

December 14, 2017

December 7, 2017

December 19, 2017

January 25, 2018

January 5, 2018

January 23, 2018

Februrary 22, 2018

February 7, 2018

February 27, 2018

March 22, 2018

March 7, 2018

March 27, 2018

April 26, 2018

April 6, 2018

April 20, 2018 May 24, 2018

May 7, 2018

May 22, 2018

June 28, 2018

June 7, 2018

June 26, 2018


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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