Academic Appointments

You must make academic appointment requests to the Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (LMP). 

The Departmental Appointments Committee (DAC) reviews new appointments to determine eligibility and rank.

If the Chair concurs with the DAC’s recommendation, the appointment dossier is submitted to the Dean of Medicine for final review and approval. 

Details on Appointments

Learn more about the eligibility and application requirements for the different types of clinical academic appointments available in LMP.

Find out more about non-clinical appointments such as Status-Only and Adjunct Lecturer.

Graduate Appointments 

  • Academic faculty wishing to hold a Graduate Appointment must be appointed or cross-appointed to LMP. A separate application to obtain graduate appointment is required. 

Application requirements

Email the below to

  • Letter requesting a graduate appointment with LMP, addressed to the Department Chair 
  • current CV including details of: 
    • academic appointment(s) at U of T 
    • publications 
    • grants and/or funding held and applied for, indicating start and end dates 
    • description of lab space; if the lab is not located on the St. George campus, also include a description of 
    • resources/personnel that would contribute to the quality of the students' graduate experience 
    • summary of experience relevant to graduate supervision including classroom teaching, advisory committee membership, and laboratory training of students (graduate, undergraduate, post-docs, residents, etc.) 
  • a letter of support from the candidate’s primary graduate unit chair, if applicable.

All appointments in LMP are reviewed and approved by the Departmental Appointments Committee (DAC) before submission to the Temerty Faculty of Medicine Academic HR Office for final review and approval. 

DAC membership (as of May 2022)

  • Catherine Streutker, Vice-Chair, Promotions and Mentorship/ Co-Chair, DAC/ DPC, and Associate Professor, Unity Health
  • Sharon Nofech-Mozes, Co-Chair, DAC/DPC and Associate Professor, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 
  • Hong Chang, Professor, University Health Network 
  • Carol Cheung, Associate Professor, University Health Network 
  • Harry Elsholtz, Associate Professor - Tenured and Graduate Coordinator, Professional Graduate Programs, Campus
  • Stephen Girardin, Professor - Tenured, Campus
  • Barry Hoffman, Associate Professor, Sinai Health System
  • Rita Kandel, Professor and Chair 
  • Julia Keith, Associate Professor, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 
  • Gabor Kovacs, Professor, University Health Network
  • Bo-Yee Ngan, Associate Professor, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
  • Michael Pollanen, Professor, Ontario Forensic Pathology Service 
  • Susan Poutanen, Associate Professor, Sinai Health System
  • Janice Robertson, Professor, Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases 

DAC meeting dates 

  • March 2, 2022
  • April 12, 2022
  • May 2, 2022
  • June 7, 2022
  • June 21, 2022

The Departmental Appointments Committee (DAC) reviews new appointments to determine eligibility and rank.

Documents must be submitted three weeks prior to the DAC meeting date. Incomplete documentation will result in a delay in reviewing your appointment. 

The LMP HR Office will send you an email update within five business days after the DAC meeting.  The final dossier preparation and review by the Dean of Medicine may take an additional eight weeks. 

The DAC does not usually meet during the summer. Contact the LMP HR Office at if you have a new appointment request that needs to be approved during the summer. 

Xilonem Lopez

For questions on the academic appointment process or documentation contact

Xilonem Lopez

Administrative and Appointments Assistant


For questions on budgetary appointments, including Tenure/ Tenure-Stream, Teaching-Stream, Part-Time Academic, and Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA), contact Patricia Cayetano at