2020-2021 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.  2020-2021 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 2020-2021 Promotion Timeline

Please note timelines have been adjusted to reflect the new Decanal Committee submission deadline.

February 2020
 

  • call to submit Letter of Intent (LOI)
March
  • LOI deadline (1st call):  March 16, 2020
April
  • 2nd call to submit LOI
  • Department Chair and Departmental Promotions Committee (DPC) Co-Chairs conduct LOI review (1st call)
May
  • 2nd call LOI deadline:  May 29, 2020
June
  • Department Chair and Departmental Promotions Committee (DPC) Co-Chairs conduct review of LOI (2nd call)
  • notification to faculty to prepare promotion dossier for departmental review
September
  • deadline to submit promotion dossier:  September 1, 2020 
  • LMP Promotions Committee adjudication meeting:  September 17, 2020
  • candidates notified of DPC's recommendation (possible outcomes:  to proceed (i.e. request reference letters) or delay)
October
  • deadline to upload final version of promotion dossier in Laserfiche:  October 30, 2020
November
  • LMP solicits reference letters
January 2021
  • LMP Promotion Committee reviews reference letters and makes final recommendation to the Department Chair
March
  • LMP submits documentation to Faculty of Medicine Decanal Committee:  March 8, 2021
April
  • Faculty of Medicine Decanal Committee review:  March 13-16, 2021
May
  • Deferral meeting:  May 4-5, 2021
July
  • Effective date of promotion:  July 1, 2021


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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.

Dates for Fall workshop (late 2020) TBC.

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6.  LMP Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) Membership (as of January 2020)

Catherine Streutker, Vice-Chair, Promotions & Mentorship/ Co-Chair, DAC/ DPC, & Associate Professor, St. Michael's Hospital
Sharon Nofech-Mozes, Co-Chair, DAC/DPC & Associate Professor, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Hong Chang, Professor, University Health Network
Harry Elsholtz, Associate Professor - Tenured & Graduate Coordinator
Barry Hoffman, Associate Professor, Mount Sinai Hospital
Rita Kandel, Professor & Chair
Julia Keith, Associate Professor, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Richard Kirsch, Associate Professor, Mount Sinai Hospital
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
Joan Sweet, Associate Professor, University Health Network

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7.  Previous Promotions

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