Adjunct Clinical (MD) Academic Appointments


These physicians work at either:

a) an unaffiliated site (e.g., private practice)

b) an affiliated site, such as fully-affiliated or community-affiliated, 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.


Term of appointment and renewal is at the discretion of the Department Chair, usually one year or less.


Appointments are approved by the Vice Dean and Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs on behalf of the Dean.

Available Rank:

Assistant Professor
Associate 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

Letters of Reference:

At Lecturer rank:

1 reference letter from Hospital Chief or Education Program Director


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) - Mandatory for ALL departments as of January 1, 2023 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 UofT Department Chair to Vice Dean or Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs Department Chair After DAC recommendation
Draft Letter of Offer from UofT Department 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

*DAC = Departmental Appointments Committee
*HR = Human Resources


The Department of Psychiatry requires

  • a Letter of Support from a Department of Psychiatry Division Director

The Department of Family and Community Medicine requires

  • Professional Development Plan

  • Membership in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC # and Expiry Date)

  • If applicable, Certificate of Family Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada