Adjunct Lecturer Appointments

Initial Appointment Applications 2024

The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is  accepting applications for INITIAL Adjunct Lecturer appointments starting January 5, 2024. We invite you to apply for your initial appointment using the link below. The review and approval process will take approximately three months from the application deadline date.

The deadline to submit your INITIAL application is February 15, 2024.

Note: As of the 2023 academic year, Status-Only appointments at the rank of Lecturer are being phased out and only initial Adjunct Lecturer appointment applications are being offered. Candidates who intended to apply for a Status-Only lecturer appointment should apply for an Adjunct Lecturer appointment.

Offering Initial Adjunct Lecturer Appointments Only

Status-Only Lecturer appointments will no longer be offered.  This change eases the administrative burden both for prospective lecturers and appointment administrators, while still being able to offer the same academic appointment terms and access to U of T resources and perquisites.  See Rehab Sector Guidelines for Adjunct Lecturer Academic Appointments 2023 2024 for details.

With this change, the following items will no longer be required:

  • reference letters for initial appointment applications;
  • employer’s confirmation of support for the academic appointment; and
  • re-appointment between Status-Only/Adjunct due to change of employers

Appointment Criteria

The academic goals of the  Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy  and the Rehabilitation Sciences Sector cannot be met without the participation of talented people from many institutions and agencies outside of the university.  The aim of an Adjunct appointment is to recognize the participation of highly qualified and dedicated researchers, practitioners and members of the community in the academic and clinical education components of the programs. These appointees augment the efforts and expertise of the full-time departmental faculty. We are seeking appointees who:

  • maintain a high level of expertise and competence in their disciplines;
  • are skilled at communicating expertise to members of their respective disciplines and the broader health care community;
  • can stimulate, challenge and develop the scholarly and clinical capacity of students and
  • contribute to the growth of the discipline by building the body of knowledge or advancing the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of practice.

Initial Application Process

If you are interested in applying for an Adjunct Lecturer appointment, please visit the Rehabilitation Sciences Sector Appointments website. Applications submitted after the February 15, 2024 deadline will not be considered.

Current Status-Only and Adjunct Lecturers  due for renewal do not use this link; see the next section on maintaining/renewing appointments.

Current Status-Only and Adjunct Lecturers: Instructions for Maintaining/Renewing Appointments

Colleagues who currently hold a Status-Only or Adjunct Lecturer appointment will receive an email notification directly on January 5, 2024 requesting that you complete your ANNUAL ACTIVITY REPORT for annual review and re-appointment.  The email will contain a unique link to the activity report form and will request completion and submission of the annual activity report by the deadline, February 15, 2024 to maintain and to renew the academic appointment.


Should you have any questions regarding the initial application process, please refer to the Rehab Sector Guidelines for Adjunct Lecturer Academic Appointments 2023 2024 or contact Annmarie Riley at or

If you are interested in a status only or adjunct professorial appointment, check here.