Information Sessions and Workshops - Faculty Promotions

Are you thinking about academic promotion in the Department of Family and Community Medicine?

This year the DFCM will be hosting information sessions and workshops for faculty who are interested in applying for a junior promotion or a senior promotion.  Whether you plan to apply this year, next year or in a few years, the information session will help you prepare.  

    What Is the Process of Promotion?

    If you would like to read online ahead of time about the promotions process, view details, templates, and find helpful resouces on either type of promotion:

    Choose below to see available sessions for the following: 

    1. Junior Promotions: Lecturer to Assistant Professor
    2. Senior Promotions: Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, Associate Professor to full Professor

    For more details, contact Sarah Letovsky, Academic Promotions Coordinator.

    Junior Promotion Sessions

    Are You Thinking About Junior Promotion?

    The DFCM will be hosting virtual information sessions this year for faculty at the rank of Lecturer who are interested in applying for a junior promotion to the rank of Assistant Professor.  Whether you plan to apply soon or further down the line, this workshop will help you understand the process and give you tips and tricks to prepare.

    Join us for a DFCM Junior Promotion Information Session

    Lecturer to Assistant Professor

    Faculty Presenter: Dr. Sheldon Cheskes, DFCM Faculty Appointments and Junior Promotion Lead

    • This session provides a general overview of the criteria, steps, and process of a junior promotion application
    • It will help you understand the components and required documents
    • Opportunity for Q&A
    • Open to DFCM faculty and DFCM administrative/hospital staff

    Upcoming Dates:

    Once registration is confirmed by DFCM for either workshop, you will receive a Zoom link by email.

    Past Workshops:

    If you have a group of interested faculty at your site, please contact the DFCM Academic Promotions Coordinator to see if a site-specific session can be arranged.

    Senior Promotion Sessions

    Promotion from the rank of Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, or Associate to full Professor


    1. Workshop #1 - DATE TBD

      • This is a general information session for interested faculty.

      • It provides an introduction to the senior promotion process:

        • How do I become an Associate or Full Professor?

        • Broad overview of the steps, criteria, and timeline for promotion

        • We appreciate that many DFCM faculty are juggling conflicting demands during the current Omicron surge. This workshop will be recorded.

    2. Workshop #2 - DATE TBD

      • This workshop:

        • Assists candidates in preparing a pre-application

        • Helps candidates identify areas of excellence and competence in each of the 4 categories (teaching & education, research,  creative professional activity (CPA), and administration)

        • Helps candidates identify 5 scholarly pieces of work

      • Candidates will have met with their Chief and DPC Chair by now

      • Faculty advisors were present for breakout room consultations (**please note that this section of the workshop was not recorded due to confidentiality**)

      • We appreciate that many DFCM faculty are juggling conflicting demands during the current Omicron surge. This workshop will be recorded.

    3. Workshop #3 - DATE TBD

      • This workshop is for candidates that have been "supported" to go forward based on their pre-application - registration link to be provided at that time.

      • This workshop will provide a review of the final components in the promotion dossier, with a focus on important items such as the letter to the Chair, reflective statement, and external referees

      • Candidates will also be provided with the following:

        • A feedback letter from the committee 

        • A set of DOSSIER GUIDELINES - detailed instructions for how to assemble the dossier, including notes on each document, helpful recommendations, and tips

        • Mentorship - candidates whose pre-application has been approved to move forward will be set up with a MENTOR from the promotions committee to provide guidance and advice

    Please review our DFCM Senior Promotion Timeline and familiarize yourself with the important dates in the upcoming 2022-2023 cycle.