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 Marie Leverman, 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

  • 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 Information Sessions

There are no upcoming information sessions at this time.

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

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 30, 2024 (12PM – 1:30PM)

  • Registration link (by Jan 26): 

  • General information session for interested faculty 

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


Workshop #2: 

  • Tuesday February 27, 2024 (12PM – 1:30PM)

  • Registration link (by Feb 23):

  • This workshop assists candidates who will be moving forward 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 will be present for breakout room consultations

  • Candidates should meet with their Chief/Division Head and DPC Chair, Dr. Jeff Kwong 


Workshop #3

  • Thursday June 13, 2024 (12PM – 1:30PM) 

  • 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