Pediatrics

Faculty Tenure Track Promotions

Assistant Professor - Probation Period and Third Year Review

A newly appointed faculty member will normally be given a probationary appointment as an assistant professor for two successive probation periods.  The first probation period is four years from the date of employment and the second probation period is after an additional two years, for a total six year probation period.

Assistant Professors will be requested to provide a promotions application package during their third year of employment to the department Academic Promotions Committee. The Academic Promotions Committee will review the third year promotions application package and provide direct feedback and mentoring to each faculty member, contributing to their success when they do go forward for promotion to associate professor. 


Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor

Assistant professors can apply for tenure and promotion to associate professor after the conclusion of their first probationary period.  Normally, tenure and promotion are considered in the final 12 months of the second probationary period.  

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 Academic Promotions Committee will review each faculty member’s promotions application package and make a recommendation to the department chair regarding submission of the promotions application package to the Faculty Evaluation Committee (FEC).  The department chair will make the final recommendation to the dean about the submission moving forward to FEC or not.

The FEC consists of the dean, all department chairs, and at least two tenured faculty members. The decision regarding tenure and promotion to associate professor is made by the FEC.


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.


Pediatrics Academic Promotions Committee

The department provides many types of supports to faculty who are applying for promotion, including promotion readiness review and mentoring by the Academic Promotions Committee. The Academic Promotions Committee meets annually to review promotions packages.  The faculty members will receive feedback allowing the opportunity to make any necessary changes to promotions package prior to submission to FEC.