Clinical Appointments

Learn more about the eligibility and application requirements for the different types of clinical academic appointments available in the Department of Laboratory Pathobiology (LMP).

All application requirements should be submitted directly to the LMP HR Office at lmp.hr@utoronto.ca.

Full-Time Clinical Academic Appointment

  • Engages in academic work for at least 80% of professional working time. An individual may work part time but devote 80 per cent or more of his/her professional working time to academic work, he/she will be appointed as a full-time equivalent.  
  • Holds an active medical staff or equivalent appointment at an affiliated site 
  • Participates in a Conforming Practice Plan or equivalent 
  • Has an approved academic position description 
  • Successful three-year review leads to “continuing annual appointment” 

Term: the initial probationary appointment is for three years 

Academic position description: Clinician Teacher, Clinician Educator, Clinician Quality and Innovation, Clinician Investigator, Clinician Scientist, Clinician Administrator. See the Clinical Academic Position descriptions for details.

Annual academic review: required to participate in the annual review process 

Application requirements for full-time clinical appointments

  • Online application form
  • Candidate’s Curriculum Vitae (strongly encouraged to follow Temerty Faculty of Medicine CV guidelines (PDF)) 
  • CPSO Certificate of Professional Conduct (CPC)  (obtain a copy from hospital Medical Affairs Office or request from CPSO by submitting a form (PDF)). CPC must be current, i.e. issued within the last three years. However, if a physician has a CPC that was used for hospital credentialling, this can be submitted no matter when it was issued.
  • Clinical Academic Position signed by candidate and Clinical Chief 
  • Brief summary of three-year plan for research and/or teaching (word template) 
  • Letter of support from Clinical Chief (indicate estimated hospital start date - academic appointments cannot be backdated) 
  • Two-three internal U of T reference letters. Reference letters must be addressed to the Department Chair, printed in the institution's letterhead and signed.
  • Two-three external to U of T reference letters. Reference letters must be addressed to the Department Chair, printed in the institution's letterhead and signed.
  • Search details: 
    • Copies of advertisement as it appears on the journal including name of journal(s) and date of publication 
    • Committee membership including university representative 
    • Number of applicants, number short-listed candidates and reason for selecting top candidate 

Part-Time Clinical Academic Appointment 

  • Engages in academic work for 20-79% of professional time 
  • Holds a medical staff appointment at an affiliated site 
  • Has an approved academic position description 

Term: one-year renewable at the discretion of the Department Chair 

Academic position description: Clinician Teacher, Clinician Educator, Clinician Quality and Innovation. See the Clinical Academic Position descriptions for details.

Annual academic review: required to participate in the annual reappointment process 

Application requirements for part-time clinical appointments

  • Online application form
  • Candidate’s Curriculum Vitae (strongly encouraged to follow Temerty Faculty of Medicine CV guidelines (PDF))
  • Clinical Academic Position signed by candidate and Clinical Chief
  • Brief summary of three-year plan for research and/or teaching (word template) 
  • CCPSO Certificate of Professional Conduct (CPC) (obtain a copy from hospital Medical Affairs Office or request from CPSO by submitting a form (PDF)). CPC must be current, i.e. issued within the last three years. However, if a physician has a CPC that was used for hospital credentialling, this can be submitted no matter when it was issued.
  • Letter of support from Clinical Chief 
  • Four reference letters (addressed to the Department Chair, printed in the institution's letterhead and signed) are required, including for all Professorial ranks:
    • two internal U of T and two external to U of T, or 
    • four internal UofT 

Adjunct Clinical Academic Appointment 

  • Engages in academic work for less than 20% of professional time 
  • Does not hold a medical staff appointment at an affiliated site 
  • Not normally eligible for graduate appointment or to have research grants administered through the University of Toronto 

Term: one-year renewable at the discretion of the Department Chair 

Academic Position Description: not applicable 

Annual academic review: required to participate in the annual reappointment process 

Application requirements for adjunct clinical academic appointments

  • Online application form
  • Cover Letter with reason why an academic appointment is being requested 
  • Candidate’s Curriculum Vitae (strongly encouraged to follow Temerty Faculty of Medicine CV guidelines (PDF))
  • CPSO Certificate of Professional Conduct (CPC) (obtain a copy from hospital Medical Affairs Office or request from CPSO by submitting a form (PDF)). CPC must be current, i.e. issued within the last three years. However, if a physician has a CPC that was used for hospital credentialling, this can be submitted no matter when it was issued.
  • Letter of support from Clinical Chief (where applicable) 

Clinical Cross-Appointments 

  • Holds a primary clinical academic appointment in another department. 
  • Expected to contribute to research and/or educational activities. 

Term: one to three year(s) renewable at the discretion of the Department Chair. 

Annual academic review: required to participate in the annual review process.

Application requirements for clinical cross-appointments 

  • Online application form
  • Cover letter with reason why an academic appointment is being requested 
  • Candidate’s Curriculum Vitae 
  • Letter of support from Chair of Primary Department, addressed to the Department Chair, printed in the institution's letterhead and signed.
  • A copy of the candidate's current academic position description from their Primary Department 

Visiting Professor (Clinical) 

  • A physician faculty member from another university or research institute who holds a continuing appointment in his/her home institution. 
  • Expected to contribute to the research and/or teaching activities of LMP and is required to adhere to applicable Departmental, Faculty and University policies during the duration of the visit. 
  • Those participating in clinical care must abide by the hospital or clinical site by-laws and policies and any other hospital directives pertinent to physicians practicing in that institution. 

The Visiting Clinical Professor who intends to participate in clinical care must: 

  • be approved by the Medical Advisory Committee or equivalent of the relevant hospital or clinical site. 
  • obtain from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario a certificate of registration authorizing academic practice by an Academic Visitor. 

Academic appointment and work visa approval can take several months to complete. It is recommended that an application is submitted at least 6 months in advance of planned arrival date. 

Term: no more than one year. Appointments for longer than one year duration require prior approval of the Vice-President and Provost of the University. 

Academic Job Description:  Not applicable 

Application requirements for Visiting Professor (Clinical) 

  • Online application form
  • Candidate’s Curriculum Vitae 
  • Description of Duties 
  • Letter of support from sponsoring LMP faculty member 
  • Letter of support from Clinical Chief 
  • Letter from home institution confirming sabbatical leave and his/her home position is guaranteed upon return 
  • For international candidates 
  • Employer Compliance fee will be charged back to the sponsoring LMP faculty member  

Emeritus/ Emerita (Clinical) 

The University has allowed for the honorary title of Emeritus for those who retire from the University at the academic rank of Full or Associate Professor. 

This title may be held by clinical faculty who were either full-time or part-time clinical academic pre-retirement. 

Emeriti do not need to hold a Medical Staff position at a Hospital, but they may do so, with teaching duties as assigned, if the hospital Chief and Department Chair concur. 

Annual academic review: not applicable 

Application requirements for Emeritus/ Emerita (Clinical) 

Qualified retiring faculty should send a letter to the Department Chair requesting Emeritus / Emerita Status and noting retirement date.

To apply, send a letter as outlined above to lmp.hr@utoronto.ca.

Recruitment of Clinical Academic Positions (search and job posting) 

We require Full-Time Clinical appointments to be posted on the University of Toronto's Career Opportunities website. 

  • Use the template (PDF) to draft an advertisement.
  • Advertisements must run for a minimum of 35 working days before making an offer. 
  • A university representative is required for academic faculty search. The university representative is usually the Department Chair or his/her delegate. Please contact the Department Chair when setting up the search committee.  
  • The hospital department must check with their hospital Human Resources with regards to meeting the requirements for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application, in case a foreign candidate is identified.  The University does not assist with LMIA application for foreign physicians. 
  • Search committees are strongly encouraged to complete the unconscious bias exercises