Part-Time Faculty

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At the University of Toronto, “Appointments may be made to any academic rank on a part-time basis.”

“Appointment to the ranks of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream; Associate Professor, Teaching Stream; Professor, Teaching Stream; Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor should be reserved for those individuals who bear a similar responsibility in terms of teaching, research/scholarship and service, to full-time appointments.”

“A part-time appointment is one that does not exceed 75 per cent of full-time employment and is not less than 20 per cent of full-time employment.“

Policy and Procedures on Employment Conditions of Part-time Faculty, January 2021.

At the University of Toronto, there are part-time faculty in appointments comparable to those of both Tenure Stream faculty and Teaching Stream faculty.

There are more than 400 faculty appointed under the part-time policy (Facts & Figures 2019).

Relevant Policies & Materials

Faculty appointed under the part-time policy are governed by the following policies:

FocusPolicyDescriptionImportant Links
AppointmentsPolicy and Procedures on Employment Conditions of Part-time Faculty (PtP, 2021).

As the University transitions to the new Part-time policy, some faculty continue to be appointed under the old policy, Policy and Procedures on Employment Conditions of Part-time Academic Staff (PtP, 1994) (PDF).
The Part-time Policy governs the appointment of part-time faculty.More details about the new part-time policy.

More details about the revisions to the new policy.
Promotion of part-time faculty in the non Tenure StreamPolicy and Procedures Governing Promotions (PPP, 1980)The PPP, 1980 governs the promotion of part-time faculty from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor and from Associate Professor to Professor.
Promotion of part-time faculty in the Teaching StreamPolicy and Procedures Governing Promotions in the Teaching Stream (PPPTS, 2021). The PPPTS, 2021 governs the promotion of part-time faculty from:

a) Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to Associate Professor, Teaching Stream;

and from

b) Associate Professor, Teaching Stream to Professor, Teaching Stream.