Adjunct Clinical (MD) Academic Appointments

Description:  These physicians work at either:

a) unaffiliated sites (e.g., private practice)


b) fully-affiliated or community-affiliated sites and engage in academic activities for less than 20% of their professional time.

This category is not appropriate for active staff at fully-affiliated academic hospitals.

Duration:  Term of appointment and renewal is at the discretion of the Department Chair, usually one year

Approval:  Appointments are approved by the Senior Advisor to the Dean on Clinical Affairs on behalf of the Dean

Available Rank:  Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor.

Required Documents:

Document type Agent Responsible for Supplying When Required
Application Form (online) Candidate or Hospital Contact on application
Curriculum Vitae Candidate on application

CPSO Certificate of Professional Conduct or equivalent

Candidate on application

Letter of Reference:

a. At Lecturer rank:

1 reference letter from Hospital Chief or Education Program Director


b. At professorial rank (i.e., Assistant Professor or higher):

4 reference letters, two internal and two external to the candidate's hospital and/or hospital department, and may include the Chief's letter. In some cases, only internal letters may be available, and then 3-4 internal letters will be required.

Candidate and Referees on application
Academic Position Description (draft) - optional and only required for adjunct appointments in some University clinical departments Department Appointments Committee Chair after DAC recommendation
Summary of DAC's deliberations supporting Assistant Professor or higher rank, if applicable Department Chair after DAC recommendation
Letter from Department Chair to Dean or Senior Advisor to the Dean on Clinical Affairs Department Chair after DAC recommendation
Draft Letter of Offer from Chair Department Appointments Coordinator prior to review by HR
Signed Back Letter of Offer Candidate as soon as possible after approval is granted and letter received

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*DAC = Departmental Appointments Committee
*HR = Human Resources