Faculty Development


Welcome to the Faculty Development in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Shaheen Darani is the Director of Faculty Development.

What is Faculty Development?

Faculty Development is any activity that facilitates growth and success in a faculty member’s academic roles, activities, and career trajectory. “Academic” specifically refers to the Department of Psychiatry’s academic mission in education, research, and creative professional activity. Faculty Development, with its focus on academic knowledge and skills, is distinguished from Continuing Professional Practice Development, which focuses on clinical knowledge and skills and other aspects of clinical practice).

Why do Faculty Development?

To be a successful faculty, it is important to continuously expand and improve one’s academic knowledge and skills in the same way as a successful clinician would continuously expand and improve their clinical knowledge and skills.

Please explore our website to learn more about our Faculty Development offerings and innitiatives.