Part-Time Clinical (MD) Academic Appointments


These physicians hold appointments at relevant clinical sites affiliated with the University of Toronto and devote 20% to 80% of their professional time to academic work.

At fully-affiliated academic hospitals, active medical staff generally are full-time clinical academic University appointees.  For a physician on active staff at a fully-affiliated academic hospital applying for a part-time clinical faculty appointment, the Department must provide a compelling reason explaining the request and explicit agreement by the Hospital Chief and VP Education or equivalent (see letter of explanation listed under the Required Documents section below).

Duration Period: 

1 year renewable appointments


Appointments in this category are approved by the Senior Advisor to the Dean on Clinical Affairs on behalf of the Dean

Available Rank:

Assistant Professor
Associate Professor

*To be eligible for the CPSO academic certificate of registration, foreign-trained physicians must be appointed at a Professorial Rank (Assistant Professor or higher)

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) - signed by applicant, Hospital Chief, and Department Chair Department Appointments Committee Chair on application
Letter of explanation for active medical staff at a fully-affiliated hospital, if applicable (or include this in the Hospital Chief and University Department Chair letters) Department Chair, with agreement of Hospital Chief and VP Education or delegate on application
Summary of DAC's deliberations supporting Assistant Professor rank or higher, if applicable Department Chair After DAC recommendation
Letter from Department Chair to Senior Advisor to the Dean on Clinical Affairs Department Chair After DAC recommendation
Draft Letter of Offer from 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 is received.

Part-Time Clinical (MD) Academic Appointments - Foreign-Trained Physicians

*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