Junior Academic Appointments

The next deadline to submit appointment applications is Fall 2017.

Junior Academic Appointments describe:

  • the initial appointment to an Instructor or Lecturer rank
  • the promotion of an Instructor to Lecturer, or Lecturer to Assistant Professor

Resources:

 

Instructor or Lecturer

Appointment at the rank of Instructor/Lecturer:

  • is intended for individuals expected to qualify in due course for promotion to a professorial rank.
  • requires that the candidate make a significant contribution to the work of the University of Toronto Department of Radiation Oncology through education, research and/or creative professional activities.
  • is the entrance level faculty rank for Medical Radiation Technologists in their academic role as teachers in the University of Toronto/Michener Institute Medical Radiation Sciences (MRS) program.

To apply to the Instructor/Lecturer rank, the applicant must:

  • hold a professional certification or graduate degree (e.g. Masters level) appropriate for the appointment
  • participates in an independent and scholarly way in the academic program through:
  • Research /Creative Professional Activity:  Show evidence of meritorious ability in research – scholarly writing, presentations, and/or research grants. The candidate should have a minimum of two first author peer-reviewed publications A completed academic thesis (e.g., Master’s level) is acceptable at the discretion of the Chair.
  • Education: Show evidence of meritorious ability in education including at a minimum effective teaching, but also educational development such as course design, implementation, evaluation, curriculum development, or educational administration.

Your application must include:

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae that adheres to UT DRO Annual Report guidelines
  • Three letters of support in addition to a letter from the candidate’s Department Head/Supervisor.

For more information about deadlines and to submit an application, email Alena Wasney at alena.wasney@utoronto.ca.

 

Criteria for Initial Appointment to Instructor:

Appointments are given at the level of Instructor to individuals who are qualified at the Bachelor’s level and have a minimum of two years relevant experience.

An instructor is expected to be involved in ongoing engagement in one or more of the activities listed below, normally for the equivalent of .10 FTE. If a regulated professional, the individual must be a registrant in good standing of her/his provincial regulatory body. It is expected that individual will be a member of the appropriate provincial/national professional association.

1. Teaching

Classroom lecturing, presentations, tutorial/seminar/small group facilitation, (e.g., PT Logic, Clinical Reasoning), supervision of graduate projects, Divergent Case Method (DCM) case development and facilitation, clinical fieldwork/education teaching laboratories; and involvement in the organization or planning of the academic and/or clinical fieldwork/education aspects of the curriculum.

2. Clinical Fieldwork/Education Supervision and Instruction

Commitment to excellence in clinical fieldwork/education as demonstrated by a willingness to try different models of clinical fieldwork/education, participation in clinical fieldwork/education workshops, structured clinical fieldwork/education sessions, supervision and evaluation of students in assigned clinical fieldwork/education placements, including half-day experiences and special visits such as structured clinical sessions. Where appropriate, presented with consistent, positive evaluations from students for excellence in their role as instructor.The degree of involvement in clinical fieldwork/education is considered to be at a significant level.

Interactions in clinical fieldwork/education settings through group instructional sessions.

3.  Scholarly Activity

  • Published work including monographs, reports, articles and reviews in which the candidate has contributed to the advancement of knowledge as a result of her/his creative work.
  • Contributed innovations in technique or concepts that have an important influence on the discipline’s practice, including teaching.
  • Presented peer reviewed scholarly papers or posters in the candidate’s discipline at professional and/or scientific meetings; invited speaker/panel member at professional and/or scientific meetings.
  • Acted as Principal or Co-Investigator/Co-Supervisor in research or Project Leader in program evaluation.
  • Involvement in the planning of major research initiatives (e.g., planning and coordination of research symposia).
  • Collaborative research with a faculty member: research complementary to the scholarly interests of the Department.

4. Service to the University of Toronto

  • Service on departmental committees, University of Toronto, that support the academic and/or clinical fieldwork/education aspects of the program.
  • Assistance on practical examinations at the University.
  • Readings for Admissions.
  • Contribution to curriculum planning and revision.

Criteria for Reappointment to this Rank:

For reappointment to this rank, an individual must have been involved in ongoing, continued engagement in one or more of the activities listed above (4.1-4.4) for normally .10 FTE. In addition an individual must:

  • If a Professional, the individual must be a member in good standing of her/his appropriate provincial licensing body and should be a member of the appropriate provincial/national professional association.
  • Have demonstrated continuous and direct involvement across most areas involving teaching, clinical fieldwork/education supervision and instruction, scholarly activity, and/or service to the University.
  • Where appropriate, have supervised students in each of the last three consecutive academic years, and presented with consistent, positive evaluations from students for excellence in their role as Instructor.

 

Criteria for Initial Appointment to Lecturer:

Appointments are given at the level of Lecturer to individuals who are qualified at the Bachelor’s or Master’s level normally with a minimum of three years relevant experience.

A Lecturer is expected to be involved in continued engagement in two or more of the activities listed below at the equivalent of .10 FTE. If a regulated professional, the individual must be a registrant in good standing of her/his provincial regulatory body. It is expected that individual will be a member of the appropriate provincial/national professional association.

1. Teaching

Classroom lecturing, PBL tutor, Divergent Case Method (DCM) case development and facilitation, teaching a selective or a component of a unit, presentations, seminar leader, tutorial/seminar/small group facilitation, (e.g., PT Logic, Clinical Reasoning), supervision of graduate projects, clinical fieldwork/education skill laboratories; and involvement in the organization or planning of the academic and/or clinical fieldwork/education aspects of the curriculum.

2. Clinical Fieldwork/Education Supervision and Instruction

  • Commitment to excellence in clinical fieldwork/education as demonstrated by a willingness to try different models of clinical fieldwork/education, participation in clinical fieldwork/education workshops, structured clinical fieldwork/education sessions, supervision and evaluation of students in assigned clinical fieldwork/education placements, including half-day experiences and special visits such as structured clinical sessions. Where appropriate, presented with consistent, positive evaluations from students for excellence in their role as instructor.
  • Interactions in clinical fieldwork/education settings through group instructional sessions.

3. Scholarly Activity

  • Published work including monographs, reports, articles and reviews in which the candidate has contributed to the advancement of knowledge as a result of her/his creative work.
  • Contributed innovations in technique or concepts that have an important influence on the discipline’s practice, including teaching.
  • Presented peer reviewed scholarly papers or posters in the candidate’s discipline at professional and/or scientific meetings; and invited speaker/panel member at professional and/or scientific meetings.
  • Acted as Principal or Co-Investigator/Co-Supervisor in research, or Project Leader in program evaluation.
  • Involvement in the planning of major research initiatives (e.g., planning and coordination of research symposia).
  • Collaborative research with a faculty member or research complementary to the scholarly interests of the Department.

4. Service to the University of Toronto

  • Service on departmental committees, University of Toronto, that support the academic and/or clinical fieldwork/education aspects of the program.
  • Assistance on practical examinations at the University.
  • Readings for Admissions.
  • Contribution to curriculum planning and revision.

Criteria for Renewal at this Rank:

For reappointment to this rank, an individual must have been involved in ongoing, continued engagement in two or more of the activities listed above (4.1 – 4.4) at the equivalent of .10 FTE. In addition an individual must:

  • Have demonstrated continuous and direct involvement across most areas involving teaching, clinical fieldwork/education supervision and instruction, scholarly activity, and/or service to the University.
  • Where appropriate, have supervised students in each of the last three consecutive academic years, and been presented with consistent, positive evaluations from students for excellence in her/his role as Instructor.

Final decisions will be made within 30 to 60 days of application.

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