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:

    • TBA

    Past Workshops:

    • Link to video of a previously recorded workshop: VIDEO LINK

    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

    Are you considering a senior promotion to the rank of Associate or Full Professor?

    The DFCM will be hosting workshops this year for faculty who are interested in applying for a senior promotion. Whether you plan to apply in the upcoming 2023-24 cycle or sometime in the future, these workshops will help you prepare. All workshops will be held virtually via Zoom.

    DFCM faculty at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor are invited to attend. DFCM hospital or administrative staff that may be assisting candidates with the process are also welcome to attend.


    Workshop #1: Tuesday January 31, 2023 (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM)

    • Registration closed

    • This was a general information session for interested faculty 

    • A broad overview was provided of the criteria, steps, and timeline for senior promotion

    • We appreciate that many DFCM faculty are juggling conflicting demands. This workshop has been recorded for those that were unable to attend: VIDEO LINK 


    Workshop #2: Tuesday February 28, 2023 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM)

    • Registration closed

    • This workshop assisted candidates who will be moving forward this year in preparing a pre-application

    • Candidates will identify their areas of excellence/competence in each of the 4 categories (research, CPA, teaching & education, and administrative service)

    • Faculty advisors were present for breakout room consultations

    • Candidates must meet with their Chief and the Promotion Committee Chair before submitting their pre-application

    • We appreciate that many DFCM faculty are juggling conflicting demands. This workshop has been recorded for those that were unable to attend: VIDEO LINK


    Workshop #3: Thursday June 8, 2023 (11:30 AM – 1 PM) 

    • Registration link will be sent to confirmed candidates only

    • This workshop is for candidates that have been "supported" to go forward based on their pre-application

    • This workshop provides a review of the final documents in the senior promotion dossier

    • Overview of important items such as the letter of application, reflective statement, and external referee selection