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.