Changes in Academic Position Description


It is necessary to document a change in a clinical faculty member’s academic position description to ensure that the clinical faculty member is approved to hold that academic position description and so that the University’s records are accurate.



Clinical faculty members should hold the proper academic position description that is relevant to the duties they provide. Examples include Clinician Teacher, Clinical Administrator, Clinician Educator, Clinician Investigator, Clinician Scientist, and Clinician Quality-Improvement. See this page with blank templates for each academic position description. You can reach out to your Hospital Departmental Physician-in-Chief or the U of T Department Chair if you have questions as to which category you would fall into.


Academic position description changes are approved by either the Vice Dean or Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs on behalf of the Dean.

Required Documents:

Document Type Agent Responsible for Supplying When Required
Application Form (online) Clinical Faculty Member or Hospital Contact on application
Letter of Support from Hospital Departmental Physician-in-Chief Hospital Departmental Physician-in-Chief on application
NEW Academic Position Description Hospital Departmental Physician-in-Chief or U of T Departmental Chair* on application
Letter of support from UofT Departmental Chair U of T Departmental Appointments Administrator after approved by DAC

*required for ALL clinical faculty, whether they are adjunct, part-time or full-time (new requirement as of January 1, 2023)

*DAC = Departmental Appointments Committee
*HR = Human Resources