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An individual or individuals, licensed to practice medicine in Ontario and holding a Medical-Dental staff appointment on the Active Staff (or equivalent) of a fully-affiliated teaching hospital or community teaching hospital, or an affiliated community practice or, less often, working in a community clinic, industry or in private practice, and appointed as clinical faculty in a Temerty Faculty of Medicine clinical department.
Research, creative professional activity as defined in University policy, teaching (including provisions of clinical care that may involve supervision of students, residents, or other clinical trainees), academic administration or work that is deemed by the Temerty Faculty of Medicine to be directly in support of University academic work by other clinical faculty.
Appointment Category: Full Time, Part Time, Adjunct
The clinical academic appointment category is based on the time engaged in DFCM academic activities.
- Full Time: Clinical Appointment: 80% or more of his/her professional working time
- Part Time: Clinical Appointment: 20% - 79% of his/her professional working time
- Adjunct: Clinical Appointment: for less then 20% of his/her professional working time.
The usual entry level rank for faculty.
Initial appointment at this rank requires the candidate to have a Masters level degree (after having already completed a MD) as well as 1-2 peer-reviewed first author publications. Faculty members may be promoted to Assistant Professor after five years at Lecturer rank.
Initial appointment at this rank requires the candidate to have academic productivity and / or local or regional distinction. Faculty members may be promoted to Associate Professor after five years at Assistant Professor.
Initial appointment at this rank requires the candidate to have national/international levels of academic distinction and/or extreme productivity.
The categories, criteria, and conditions of appointments must be based on academic job descriptions. Full descriptions of all academic position description categories can be found on this document.
Hospital Appointment Categories
Hospital staff appointment categories are an important element of the appointments process. They’re an important element in determining which category of clinical appointment a physician is eligible for. REMINDER: Physicians who do not have a hospital staff appointment and are located at a non-affiliated site are considered “office based”. These appointees are ONLY eligible for a Clinical Adjunct appointment (regardless of time commitment)
|FULL AFFILIATE SITE||COMMUNITY AFFILIATE SITE|
|Hospital Appointment Category||What to select on UofT laserfiche Application Form||Full Time Clinical||Part Time Clinical||Adjunct Clinical||Full Time Clinical||Part Time Clinical||Adjunct Clinical|
|Active Staff (primary, probationary, secondary)||"Active Staff / Equivalent"||YES||NO (unless compelling reason and Chair, Chief, Dean agree)||NO||NO (maybe YES if CPP)||YES||YES|
|Courtesy & Consultant Staff||"Courtesy and Consultant Staff"||NO||YES||YES||NO||YES||YES|
|Clinical Associate Staff (Covering, Term)||"Clinical Associate Staff"||NO||YES||YES||NO||YES||YES|