Promotion to Professor
Promotion to professor is an important, but not automatic nor mandatory, step in an academic career. A long-term career as an associate professor is an acceptable and appropriate career path for many academics.
Promotion to professor represents recognition of special merit. Normally, candidates for professor have achieved national or international recognition as a leader in their chosen area of expertise as a teacher, researcher, scholar, administrator or scholarly clinician. Faculty members going forward for promotion will be evaluated according to their job description and the criteria outlined in the Faculty Agreement and the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Guidelines for the Evaluation of Academic Staff.
The Pediatrics Academic Promotions Committee will review each faculty member’s promotions application package. The faculty member can apply for promotion directly to the Faculty Evaluation Committee (FEC).
FEC consists of the Dean, all department Chairs, and at least two tenured faculty members.
The decision regarding promotion to professor is made by the FEC.