University of Toronto

Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life

Changes to the Tenure Clock

My tenure clock[i] started in…..

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

 

 


2015

Current Clock

  • Your current contract ends on June 30, 2018.
  • Your third-year review will begin no earlier than May 1, 2017, with notification by September 25, 2017.
  • Upon a successful review you will be offered an additional two-year contract from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020.
  • Your tenure review will be conducted in 2019-2020 with notification of your committee’s recommendation by April 15, 2020.

If you opt in to the new policy…..

  • Your current contract will be extended until June 30, 2019.
  • You will receive notification of your interim review in May 2018.
  • Notification of the outcome of your Interim review will occur by November 30, 2018.
  • Upon a successful review you will be offered an additional two-year contract from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021. You will also be entitled to an adjustment to your workload for one term to allow you to focus on preparation for tenure.
  • Your tenure review will be conducted in 2020-2021 with notification of your committee’s recommendation by 15 April 15, 2021.

2014

Current Clock

  • Your current contract ends on June 30, 2017.
  • Your third-year review will begin no earlier than May 1, 2016, with notification by September 25, 2016.
  • Upon a successful review you will be offered an additional two-year contract from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.
  • Your tenure review will be conducted in 2018-2019 with notification of your committee’s recommendation by April 15, 2019.

If you opt in to the new policy…..

  • Your current contract will be extended until June 30, 2018.
  • You will receive notification of your interim review in May 2017.
  • Notification of the outcome of your Interim review will occur by 30 November 2017.
  • Upon a successful review you will be offered an additional two-year contract from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020. You will also be entitled to an adjustment to your workload for one term to allow you to focus on preparation for tenure.
  • Your tenure review will be conducted in 2019-2020 with notification of your committee’s recommendation by April 15, 2020.

2013

Current Clock

  • Your current contract ends on June 30, 2016.
  • Your third-year review will begin no earlier than May 1, 2015, with notification by September 25, 2015.
  • Upon a successful review you will be offered an additional two-year contract from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018.
  • Your tenure review will be conducted in 2017-2018 with notification of your committee’s recommendation by April 15, 2018.

If you opt in to the new policy…

  • Your current contract will be extended for one year to June 30, 2017.
  • You will receive notification of your interim review in May 2016.
  • Notification of the outcome of your Interim review will occur by November 30, 2016.
  • Upon a successful review you will receive an additional two-year contract from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019. You will also be entitled to an adjustment to your workload for one term to allow you to focus on preparation for tenure.
  • Your tenure review will be conducted in 2018-2019 with notification of your committee’s recommendation by April 15, 2019.

2012

Current Clock

  • Your third-year review was completed in 2014.
  • Upon successful review, you received an additional two-year contract from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017.
  • Your tenure review will be conducted in 2016-2017 with notification of your committee’s recommendation by April 15, 2017.

If you opt in to the new policy…

  • You will receive a three-year contract from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018.
  • You will also be entitled to an adjustment to your workload for one term to allow you to focus on preparation for tenure.
  • Your tenure review will be conducted in 2017/2018 with notification of your committee’s recommendation by April 15, 2018.

2011

Current Clock

  • Your third-year review was completed in 2013.
  • July 1, 2014, you received an additional two-year contract from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016.
  • Your tenure review will be conducted in 2015-2016 with notification of your committee’s recommendation by April 15, 2016.

If you opt in to the new policy…

  • Your current contract will be extended to June 30, 2017.
  • You will also be entitled to an adjustment to your workload for one term prior to the commencement of your tenure consideration to allow you to focus on preparation for tenure.
  • Your tenure review will be conducted in 2016-2017 with notification of your committee’s recommendation by April 15, 2017.

2010

  • Your current contract ends on June 30, 2015.
  • Your tenure review is underway with notification of your committee’s recommendation by April 15, 2015.
  • You are not eligible to opt in to the new policy.

[i] Your tenure clock starts the 1st of July in the year you are appointed as an Assistant Professor. For Assistant Professor (Conditional), this will be the 1st of July following the completion of your PhD or terminal degree.

The information on this site provides guidance for faculty about the tenure process at the University of Toronto. For complete details, refer to the policies which are binding and take precedence over the information provided here.