Status appointments are non-salaried and normally receive no remuneration from the University of Toronto. 

Such appointments are normally made to allow an individual faculty member to participate more fully in an academic unit’s teaching or research program.  Individuals being considered for status positions will normally hold full-time employment arrangements with another institution (i.e., hospital, research institute or another university) with a job description that is primarily academic (research and teaching) in nature. Status appointees are eligible to apply for research grants. The appointing officer must confirm that the institution employing the status faculty member permits the appointment and that the institution will allow the faculty member to fulfill academic responsibilities and cooperate with the University on all matters in the University’s jurisdiction.


The initial appointment will be for three years. The renewal appointment will be for five years. All appointments will have an end date on June 30.

Available Ranks

  • Assistant Professor 
  • Associate Professor
  • Full Professor

Required Documents

  • Support from an IHPME Program Director (by completing the Program Director Letter of Support Form)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of contribution – your letter of contribution to IHPME should include your request for an IHPME appointment and outline your proposed contributions identified with a relevant Program Director.
  • Letter of support from your UofT Department Chair/Director or present employer
  • Reference letters (2) are required for status applicants except for those who are currently employed at another University or those who have an appointment elsewhere at UofT.


Please address letters to:

Audrey Laporte, PhD
Professor and Director
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
155 College Street, Suite 425
Toronto, ON M5T 3M7

Application Process

  1. Contributions – Faculty are expected to make a substantial and continued contribution to IHPME. The contribution is typically considered as teaching (or co-teaching) one half-course per year or equivalent. Please contact the appropriate Program Director to determine specific contributions (for instance, course title, named student) in the following areas:
    • teaching (teaching or co-teaching or serving as a tutor for a half-course, student supervision, student committee membership, etc.) 
    • service (admissions committee, serve as chair in final examinations, etc.)
  2. Submit the application package using the IHPME online application. This is a unique URL that will expire the first of every month of the appointments review. Please contact for the unique URL. 
  3. The application will be reviewed by the IHPME Academic Appointments and Promotions Committee (A&P). 
  4. Once approved, the application will be submitted to the Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health for final approval.
  5. Status-only appointments at the rank of Full Professor also require approval of the Provost.


IHPME A&P Meeting DateApplication Deadline
Feb 28, 2024Feb 1, 2024
Apr 17, 2024Apr 1, 2024
Jun 19, 2024Jun 1, 2024

Final Steps

  1. Appointment letter & other required documents – You will receive your appointment letter as well as an HR form, and a faculty web profile template. Your appointment commences upon receipt of the signed letter. 
  2. Onboarding – Upon receipt of the signed letter and completed forms, the final steps to integrate at IHPME are as follows:
    • UTORid – You will receive a welcome letter with your UTORid which is key to online services at UofT, including: UofT email, campus wireless, library access, and others.
    • Set up your IHPME faculty website profile 
    • You will be added to the faculty email list (Listserv)

Get in Contact

Academic Appointments Assistant

Precious Canlas
Email Address: ihpme.appointments@​

Coordinates faculty appointments (status and adjunct) and onboarding of visiting professors, sessional lecturers, teaching assistants and postdoctoral fellows.