Academic Appointments

academic appointments

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto has more than 2,000 community-based faculty members located in approximately 18 affiliated community hospitals, and several more public health agencies and office-based locations. Our faculties are practicing family physicians and specialists who have a keen interest in academic medicine. Several of our faculty have won major teaching awards, and have been strongly integrated into their respective clinical academic departments at the University of Toronto.

Clinical Affairs

Dr. John Bohnen is the Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs. He can be reached via email at or via telephone at (416) 978-7212. The Clinical Affairs website provides information on academic appointments at the UofT, as well as several key policies and procedures. Documents on this include: 

  • The Policy For Clinical Faculty
  • The Procedures Manual for the Policy for Clinical Faculty
  • The Guide to Clinical MD Appointments at the University of Toronto - which is aimed at our community based, physicians preceptors
  • Appointment Applications Forms and Tools
    • Application Form and Checklist
    • Template: Curriculum Vitae

Please note that a current University of Toronto academic appointment is one of the requirements of the community-based preceptor payment program.

Most of our community-based preceptors are defined as "clinical part-time" or "clinical Adjunct". Departments may require preceptors to renew their appointment on an annual basis at the discretion of the Chair; please do check with your Business Manager to verify your department's requirements.

Initiating a New Academic Appointment

Academic Appointments are initiated - and maintained - by the respective University of Toronto clinical academic departments. The various definitions, types of appointments, notes on academic rank, etc. can be found in the "Guide to Clinical Appointments at the University of Toronto" document.

The following algorithm demonstrates the steps needed to initiate a new academic appointment:

appointment steps

The online guide to applying for an academic appointment can be found at
Each hospital’s Medical Education, Medical Affairs or Human Resources Office is also available to provide assistance in accessing or completing the relevant appointment-related forms. The Business Manager or Chair in the relevant UofT academic department can also assist you in navigating through the appointments process. If you require additional assistance, please do contact the OIME as follows:

Mubin Merchant


Tel: (416) 978-3748