Named Chairs and Professorships

Guidelines for obtaining approval for Named Chairs and Professorships appointments held in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine.

The establishment of a Named Chair/Professorship by U of T and a fully-affiliated hospital partner implies a commitment to the position and the discipline or sub-discipline that it supports. From its inception, the Named Chair/Professorship will be attached to a faculty, college, school, centre or institute of the University. The holder of the Chair should be of great distinction and will hold or receive a U of T academic appointment and be expected to develop the field of interest through both research and teaching.

In accordance with the Policy on Endowed and Limited Term Chairs, Professorships, Distinguished Scholars and Program Initiatives, a chair/professorship may be established directly by the University alone or as a joint chair by the University of Toronto (U of T) and an affiliated institution. These guidelines set out the process for University Chairs/Professorships, where funds are fully held at U of T.