Teaching Stream

About the Teaching Stream

“The ranks of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream (Conditional); Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream; Associate Professor, Teaching Stream; and Professor, Teaching Stream are to be held by faculty members whose duties normally consist of teaching students who are in degree programs or the Transitional Year Programme, and other professional and administrative activities related to teaching. Faculty members in the Teaching Stream may have direct responsibility for the administration of one or more large undergraduate courses or for the co-ordination of undergraduate programs at both the department level and in College-based programs.”

“The expectation of faculty members in the teaching stream is that they bring a dimension of teaching excellence and educational innovation that enhances undergraduate or graduate education and adds significantly to the quality of the student experience.”
(Policy and Procedures on Academic Appointments, 2021, VII, 30, i.a)

At the University of Toronto, faculty in the Teaching Stream hold the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream;
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream; or Professor, Teaching Stream.

There are 390 teaching stream faculty (Facts & Figures 2019).

Relevant Policies & Materials

Teaching-stream appointments are governed by the following policies:

ReviewPolicyDescriptionImportant Links
Probationary Review and
Continuing Status Review
1) Policy and Procedures on Academic Appointments (PPAA, 2021)

2) Policy and Procedures on Academic Appointments (PPAA, 2003)
The PPAA governs the Probationary Review and Continuing Status Review for Teaching Stream faculty.

1) For all faculty hired since July 1, 2015, and all faculty hired prior to that date who were pre-tenure as of July 1, 2015, and who opted to be covered by the PPAA, 2021.

2) For all other faculty hired prior to July 1, 2015.
Teaching stream: career milestones

Request for continuing status review delay
Promotion in the Teaching StreamPolicy and Procedures Governing Promotions in the Teaching Stream (PPPTS, 2021). The PPPTS, 2021 governs the promotion of Teaching Stream faculty from Associate Professor, Teaching Stream to Professor, Teaching Stream.Promotion in the teaching stream