Adjunct (non-MD) Faculty


To be eligible for an adjunct appointment, the individual must hold employment with another institution and possess specialized expertise or learning that is of value to the department. The job description at the other institution is primarily non-academic in nature. For example, a candidate might be an employee in industry or government or a professional who has specialized qualifications for teaching purposes. This category includes, among others, individuals in the Rehabilitation Sciences who are employed in private clinics. Adjunct appointments do not normally involve rank and they are not eligible for promotion.


These appointments must be fixed term appointments, usually 1 to 3 years.  Where possible, they should end on June 30th.  Activity reports to be submitted to the Department Chair on an annual basis.


DAC – Dept. Chair – HR – Dean


Available Title:

Adjunct Lecturer
Adjunct Professor

Available Rank:  

None.  Title only.

Required Documents:

Document Type Agent Responsible for Supplying When Required
Application Form (online) Candidate or Employer On Application
Curriculum Vitae Candidate On Application
Letter of support from U of T Department Chair U of T Department Chair Prior to Approval
Draft Letter of Offer U of T Department Appointments Coordinator Prior to Approval
Signed Back Letter of Offer Candidate After Receiving Letter of Offer


*DAC = Departmental Appointments Committee
*SC = Search Committee
*HR = Human Resources
*FAAC = Faculty Appointments Advisory Committee


The Department of Psychiatry requires

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

The Department of Family and Community Medicine requires

  • Academic Job Description

  • Professional Development Plan

  • Letter of Support from the Hospital or Clinical Site Chief