DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY - SENIOR PROMOTIONS PROCESS DUE TO COVID-19 THE 2020/21 DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONS CYCLE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2020
Senior promotions at the University of Toronto pertain to those individuals who wished to be considered for promotion to Associate Professor or Full Professor. All potential candidates are strongly encouraged to meet with the Departmental Promotions Committee Chair to conduct a preliminary review of their application prior to submitting it to the Departmental Committee
Departmental Promotions Committee (DPC) Chair: Dr. Terrance Yau
Applicants are also requested to meet with their Surgeon-in-Chief and their University Division Chair to notify them of their intent to apply for promotion.
Please note, the Department of Surgery has established internal deadlines which differ from those of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. Typically applications are due in the Department May 15th of each academic year. If successful, the candidate will be promoted July 1st of the following calendar year.
For additional information on the Senior Promotion Process, please contact:
Executive Administrator to R.S. McLaughlin Professor & Chair, Department of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
149 College Street, 5th Floor #503
Toronto ON M5T 1P5
Choosing one’s referees is perhaps one of the most critical aspects (and least controllable) of the promotions process.
Referees CANNOT: be former students, trainees and / or supervisors; have collaborated with the candidate in the past 5 years; have a personal relationship with the candidate. Ideally the names of the external reviewer do not appear in your curriculum vitae.
Those applying to be an Associate Professor must provide names of individuals who are already at the rank of Associate Professor or higher who are able to comment upon whether or not candidates have demonstrated impact on a national level. Referees would be from institutions other than the University of Toronto.
Those applying for Full Professor status must provide names of individuals external to the University of Toronto, from both inside and outside of North America who are already at the level of Full Professor and can confirm an international impact.
Applicants, in conjunction with their University Division Chair, are asked to provide the Department with the names of 10 external referees along with their current email address, the institution that they are located at (including country) and professorial rank. Failure to provide this information can significantly hinder one’s promotion application.
Applicants (again together with their University Division Chair) are also asked to provide the names and current email address of at least 10 trainees that can be contacted for testimonial letters. Only names of students since an applicant’s last promotion can be contacted for a reference (eg. if a candidate was promoted July 1, 2017, only trainees from July 1st 2017 onwards can supply a letter of support).
The Department of Surgery is responsible for soliciting all letters of reference from external referees, trainees/students, cross-appointed chairs etc.
Any letters that are solicited by the candidate can be added to the candidate’s file but WILL NOT count towards the required letters of references that need to be obtained.
As part of the promotions process, the Department must request letters from the following individuals: the Department Chair, the Chair of the Departmental Promotions Committee, the candidate’s Surgeon-in-Chief, the candidate’s University Division Chair and the Chair(s) of any department(s) that the candidate is cross-appointed to.
Data Summary Sheet (DSS) Templates can be downloaded by selecting the links below.
Data Summary Sheets (Research Awards)
Data Summary Sheets (Refereed Publications)
Data Summary Sheets (Research Supervision)
Data Summary Sheets (Teaching)
For CPA dossier templates, please contact the Promotions Administrator at 416-978-2552.