Non-clinical Appointments

Learn more about the eligibility and application requirements for the different types of non-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.

Status Only Appointments 

  • Normally holds full-time employment arrangement with another institution with a job description that is appropriately academic (components of research and/or teaching) in nature. 

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

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 annual review process 

Application requirements for Status Only appointments 

  • Online application form
  • Candidate’s Curriculum Vitae. You are strongly encouraged to follow the Temerty Faculty of Medicine CV guidelines (Word template)
  • Brief three-year plan for research and/or teaching (Word template). Must be signed by candidate and Clinical Chief.
  • For faculty with clinical duties, an Clinical Academic Position description. Must be signed by candidate and Clinical Chief.
  • Letter from employing institute supporting the academic appointment. Letter must state that salary is guaranteed for a minimum of three years.
    • For candidates from research institutes, the letter must be from the VP of Research and must confirm salary and laboratory space will be guaranteed for a minimum of three years.
  • A minimum of three reference letters. Reference letters must be addressed to the LMP Department Chair, on the letterhead of the institution to which the referee belongs, and signed by the referee.
  • Details of the hiring search, including: 
    • Copies of advertisements used in search process.  These copies must include the names of journals/organizations where they were posted, the date of publication, and complete website address if it was an online advertisement.
    • Committee membership, including university representative.
    • Number of applicants, number of short-listed candidates, and reason for selecting successful candidate.
  • For non-Canadians, a copy of the candidate's passport and work permit.

Status Only Lecturer (Pathologists' Assistant) Appointments

  • This appointment is for Pathologists' Assistants (PA) who demonstrate a significant, meaningful, and ongoing academic commitment to the Masters of Health Science in Laboratory Medicine (MHSc-LM), PA stream.
  • Candidate must have a Master of Science (PA) degree. In exceptional cases, five years of appropriate work experience with documented excellent performance as a PA may be considered the equivalent to an advanced degree. 

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

Annual academic review: required to participate in annual review process 

Application requirements for Status Only Lecturer (PA) appointments 

  • Online application form
  • Candidate’s curriculum vitae. You are strongly encouraged to follow the Temerty Faculty of Medicine CV guidelines (Word template).
  • Letter of support for the academic appointment from the Clinical Chief.
  • Copy of certification with the Canadian Certification Council of Pathologists’ Assistants (CCCPA) and/or the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
  • A reference letter. Reference letter must be addressed to the LMP Department Chair, on the letterhead of the institution to which the referee belongs, and signed by the referee.
  • For non-Canadians, a copy of the candidate's passport and work permit.

Adjunct Appointments 

  • Employed elsewhere in a position that is not academic in nature who have special skills or learning of value to LMP and who may provide services for which recognition is desirable. 
  • Do not usually involve full membership in the School of Graduate Studies but may give the opportunity to teach graduate courses or to co-supervise graduate students. 

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

Application requirements for Adjunct appointments 

  • Online application form
  • Cover letter with reason why an academic appointment is being requested 
  • Curriculum Vitae 

Non-Clinical Cross Appointments

  • Holds a primary 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 annual review process.

Application requirements for Non-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.
  • For candidates with a primary Full-Time Clinical appointment:  A copy of the candidate's current academic position description from their primary department.

Visiting Professor 

  • Faculty from other universities and/or research institutes who hold continuing appointments in their home institutions. 
  • Visiting Professor will be expected to contribute to the research and/or teaching activities of LMP. 
  • 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. 

Application requirements for Visiting Professors

  • Online application form
  • Candidate’s Curriculum Vitae 
  • Description of Duties 
  • Letter of support from sponsoring faculty member 
  • Letter of support from Department Head of sponsoring faculty member 
  • 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 (Status-Only) 

  • Non-clinical Status-Only appointees in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine who hold a primary appointment at one of the fully affiliated University teaching hospitals and have held the rank of Full Professor (Status-Only) for at least 10 years, may be eligible for the title Professor Emeritus/Emerita (Status-Only). 
  • The title Professor Emeritus/Emerita (Status-Only) at the University of Toronto may not be held concurrently with emeritus rank or title from any other institution. 
  • This is an honorary title only and does not confer the rights accorded to other Emeritus/Emerita Professors at the University of Toronto.
  • Where appropriate and with the approval of the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, those holding the title of Professor Emeritus/Emerita (Status-Only) may be granted membership in SGS at the rank of SGS membership held at the time of retirement. 
  • Use of the title “Professor Emeritus” must always be followed by the qualifier (Status-Only). 

Term:  not applicable (honorary appointment) 

Annual Academic Review: not applicable 

Application requirements for Emeritus/ Emerita (Status-Only) 

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.