Department of Psychiatry

Senior Promotions

Senior Promotion to Associate or Full Professor

Academic promotion within the University is one of the most important ways in which a University can recognize the excellence of its faculty in terms of teaching, research, creative professional activity (CPA) and other professional activities, both within and outside the University.

The process towards a successful promotion involves our department, the Faculty of Medicine, the Dean, and the University President. Candidates for senior promotion to the rank of Associate or Full Professor are first reviewed by the Departmental Promotions Committee (DPC). Candidates recommended for promotion by our DPC are then reviewed by the Decanal Promotions Committee which makes its recommendations to the Dean. The Dean forwards recommendations to the University Vice-President and Provost and, ultimately, the University President. If approved by the University, the promotions are effective on July 1st of the same year.

Candidates for promotion are encouraged to follow the processes and timelines outlined on these pages.

The process for senior promotions including relevant timelines can be found here.

The Manual for Academic Promotion to Associate and Full Professor can be found here.

Candidates interested in seeking promotion to the rank of Associate of Full Professor in the 2016-2017 cycle should:

  •  Declare intent by February 26, 2018 by clicking here 
  •  Arrange to meet with the Chair to discuss your candidacy 
  •  Submit preliminary documentation for review by the DPC by April 30, 2018

For a comprehensive review of the promotions process at the Faculty of Medicine, please visit the Faculty’s Appointments & Promotions webpage.

For information regarding the promotions process, please contact the department promotions administrator Rachel Delaney at

Documentation Checklist & Instructions