Individuals who are employed elsewhere in a position that is not primarily academic in nature, who have special skills or learning of value to a division and who may provide services for which recognition is desirable may be appointed as Adjunct.

Adjunct appointments do not usually carry membership in the School of Graduate Studies but may be given when teaching graduate courses or serving on graduate thesis committees. Adjunct appointees are not eligible to be the principal investigator on research funds administered by the University, but may be a co-investigator on a grant held by a full-time or status-only faculty member at the University of Toronto. An Adjunct appointment is titular and does not carry an academic rank; thus, Adjunct appointments are not eligible for promotion under the Policy on Promotions.


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 Title

  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • Adjunct 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


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 support (or co-teaching support) 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 support (or co-teaching support 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.


IHPME A&P Meeting DateApplication Deadline
June 19, 2024Jun 1, 2024
October 16, 2024Oct 1, 2024
December 18, 2024Dec 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.