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

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

June 5, 2019

June 26, 2019

July 25, 2019

July 2, 2019

July 23, 2019

August 29, 2019

August 6, 2019

August 27, 2019

September 26, 2019

September 4, 2019

September 26, 2019

October 31, 2019

October 8, 2019

October 29, 2019

November 28, 2019

November 5, 2019

November 26, 2019

December 12, 2019

November 22, 2019

December 17, 2019 January  30, 2020

January 7, 2020

January 28, 2020

February 27, 2020

February 3, 2020

February 25, 2020

March 26, 2020

March 3, 2020 March 24, 2020 April 30, 2020
April 2, 2020 April 27, 2020 May 28, 2020
May 5, 2020 May 26, 2020 June 25, 2020

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