2019-2020 Promotion Guidelines (to Associate Professor and Professor)

Academic promotion at the University of Toronto is based on accomplishments in scholarship, which may be expressed as research and/or creative professional activity, teaching, and service to the University. The greatest weight will be given to scholarship and teaching. Long-term service in and of its own does not qualify for academic promotion.

1.  Criteria for Promotion
2.  Documentation Requirements & Checklist
3.  Reference Documents
4.  2019-2020 Promotion Timeline
5.  Upcoming LMP Promotion Workshop 
6.  LMP Departmental Promotions Committee Membership
7.  List of previous promoted faculty

1.  Criteria for Promotion

Promotion at the Associate Professor level must be supported by evidence of an impact (recognition) at the NATIONAL level. Scholarship for promotion at the level of Full Professor must be supported by a distinguished INTERNATIONAL reputation.

2.  Documentation Requirements & Checklist

3.  Reference Documents

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4.  LMP 2019-2020 Promotion Timeline

February 2019
  • Call for nominations
  • Friday, March 15 deadline to submit letter of intent
  • Department Chair and Departmental Promotions Committee (DPC) Chair conducts preliminary review of notice of intention
  • notification to faculty to prepare promotion dossier for departmental review
  • Friday, May 31 - deadline to submit promotion dossier
  • Wednesday, June 19 - LMP Promotions Committee adjudication meeting
  • late June - candidates notified of promotion committee’s recommendation (to proceed to reference letter request or delay promotion)
  • Friday, September 6 – deadline to upload final version of promotion dossier in Laserfiche
late Septmeber - mid-October
  • LMP solicits reference letters
late November - early December
  • LMP Promotion Committee reviews reference letters and makes final recommendation to the Department Chair
January 2020
  • mid-January - LMP submits documentation to Faculty of Medicine Decanal Committee
  • Faculty of Medicine Decanal Committee review
  • Provostial Review and notification to candidates
  • July 1 - effective date of promotion

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5.  Upcoming LMP Promotion Workshops

Registration is on a first come, first serve as space is limited.  Contact LMP HR office to register.

a. Applying under Excellence in Research and/or Teaching

Friday, December 6, 2019

b. Applying under Excellence in Research and/or CPA and/or Teaching

Monday, December 9, 2019

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6.  LMP Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) Membership (as of April 2019)

Catherine Streutker, Chair, DAC/DPC & Associate Professor, St. Michael's Hospital
Hong Chang, Professor, University Health Network
Harry Elsholtz, Associate Professor - Tenured & Graduate Coordinator
Barry Hoffman, Associate Professor, Mount Sinai Hospital
Rita Kandel, Professor & Chair
Richard Kirsch, Associate Professor, Mount Sinai Hospital
Anna Marie Mulligan, Associate Professor, University Health Network
Sharon Nofech-Mozes, Associate Professor, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Michael Pollanen, Professor, Ontario Forensic Pathology Service
Susan Poutanen, Associate Professor, Mount Sinai Hospital
Margaret Rand, Professor, Hospital for Sick Children
Janice Robertson, Professor, Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases

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7.  Previous Promotions

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