Criteria for Promotion (to Assistant Professor) - Status-Only Faculty

from the Faculty of Medicine Operations Manual of the Faculty Appointments Advisory Committee (December 2015)

Status-Only faculty are employed outside the University, usually by an academic/ resaerch institution and normally receive no remuneration from the University of Toronto.   In LMP, eligible Status-Only faculty (holding PhD degree) include scientists, clinical biochemists, microbiologists, clinical molecular geneticists, etc.

The following criteria must be fulfilled for successful reclassification to the rank of Assistant Professor:

  • Show strong evidence of scholarly productivity. Scholarship should include a post-doctoral fellowship, first-authored peer-reviewed publications.
  • In addition, national speaking engagements, invited lectures, and sustained excellent contributions to a teaching program, including curriculum development will be considered.
  • There must be clear evidence of a strong record of scholarly achievement and/or creative professional activity in line with departmental norms such as:
    • a history of relevant experience involving graduate level teaching;
    • coordination of a significant component of the curriculum including any of the following; classroom lectures, presentations, small group facilitation, supervision of graduate research projects, and involvement in the organization or planning of the evaluation components of the curriculum;
    • positive evaluations from students;
    • published work including monographs, reports, articles and reviews in which the candidate has contributed to the advancement of knowledge as a result of his/her work;
    • contributed innovations in techniques or concepts that have an important influence on the discipline’s practice including teaching;
    • presentation of peer reviewed scholarly papers or posters at professional and/or scientific meetings or participating as a panel member at such meetings;
    • principal or co-investigator/co-supervisor for a research project;
    • involvement in the planning of major research initiatives – e.g. planning or coordinating research symposia;
    • collaborative research with faculty members;
    • evidence of instructional innovation and/or creative excellence;
    • contributed innovations (with documentation) in techniques or concepts that have an important influence on the discipline’s practice;
    • registrant in good standing of a provincial/national regulatory body.