Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for an Academic Appointment

This Guide includes a series of questions that, when answered, will assist in determining the appropriate category for an individual interested in applying for an academic appointment in the Faculty of Medicine. It also provides information on the submission/approval/renewal policies for each category.

Academic* appointment categories in the Faculty of Medicine are governed by either the Clinical Faculty Policy or  specific University of Toronto Academic Policies and Guidelines.

The approval pathways for appointments and the documents a candidate must submit vary greatly depending on the policy under which the appointment falls, as well as the category and rank of the appointment. The questions below are designed as a guide to the correct appointment category and to supply the information required to submit an application.

Will this be an academic appointment?
Yes            No


* The adjective 'Academic', when used with Appointments, generally indicates a position where a person is engaged in research, teaching (including provision of clinical care that may involve supervision of students, residents or other trainees), and/or creative professional activitiy.  Not included in this definition are faculty administrative appointments (eg. Department Chair), hospital appointments, university staff appointments, student appointments, medical residencies, or librarian appointments.