Junior Promotions


Clinical (MD) faculty members who hold an appointment as lecturer may be considered for promotion at any time that they meet the requirements for an initial appointment at the rank of assistant professor. Promotion on the basis of sustained contribution to the academic mission may occur in the absence of meeting the requirements for initial appointment at assistant professor.  There is no set timeline, but generally, for the criterion of sustained contribution to the academic mission, the application should demonstrate sustained contributions and scholarship in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine for at least three years. For those who are FTE, the duration would be pro-rated accordingly. 

Status Only faculty members are ineligible to apply for junior promotions. Instead, they must submit a new application complete with the requirements for the rank they are applying to.


The FAAC reviews applications for promotion to assistant professor for full-time clinical faculty; part-time and adjunct clinical faculty promotions are reviewed by Clinical Affairs.

Available Rank:

Assistant 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
Teaching Dossier*** Candidate on application
Letter of Support Hospital Physician-in-Chief (PIC), or in lieu of having a PIC, an Educator Director or Division Director Hospital Physician-in-Chief (PIC), or in lieu of having a PIC, an Educator Director or Division Director on application
Letters of Reference
(2-3 intra-departmental or extra-departmental)
Referees on application
Existing Academic Position Description Candidate on application
Copy of the initial offer of academic appointment letter Candidate on application
Letter from Department Chair Department Chair after approval by DAC

***Teaching Dossier requirement - A teaching dossier is required for all candidates but where the Academic Position Description is NOT clinician teacher then not all components [of a teaching dossier] will be relevant for all candidates. Candidates who are not clinician teachers should at least include the below components:

  • A statement of the candidate’s approach to teaching, including an assessment of the impact of teaching activities

  • A listing of all teaching and assessment activities, with number of hours and audience numbers involved

Note: When the junior promotion includes a category change to full-time, a draft letter of offer is required as there will be a probationary period.

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


The Department of Psychiatry requires