Academic Donships 2019-2020

Donship Applications Available here:


General Information

Trinity College appoints academic dons in a variety of disciplines. Through formal and informal activities, academic dons provide support for undergraduates in their disciplines and encourage the overall academic and personal development of students.

Academic dons live in residence at the College and combine student life responsibilities with academic responsibilities in proportions that range from 80:20 (predominantly student life) to 40:60 (predominantly academic). Applicants are invited to indicate their preference with respect to the proportions of academic and student life.

Detailed Information

For detailed information about Trinity donships, please see the document terms and conditions of employment as an academic don at Trinity College. The topics covered include: time commitment and division of duties; academic responsibilities; student life responsibilities; remuneration; restrictions and requirements.


Applicants should be enrolled in (or applying for admission to) a graduate or second-entry professional program, or pursuing post-doctoral studies, at the University of Toronto.

Applicants must have excellent academic records and should have, or be willing to acquire, a good working knowledge of the University's undergraduate courses (especially first- and second-year courses) in their areas. Tutoring or TA experience is an asset. Residential experience is also an asset.


Candidates should apply to Professor Michael Ratcliffe, Dean of Arts, Trinity College. Applications materials (in doc and/or pdf format) should be submitted by email to Dean Ratcliffe c/o Ms. Kiran Sahota ( and must include: a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, an undergraduate transcript and (if applicable) a graduate transcript. The covering letter should explain the applicant’s qualifications for, and interest in, the position. In addition, applicants should provide the names and email addresses of two references.

Trinity College encourages applications from all qualified individuals and seeks to appoint a team of dons who reflect the diversity of the College's students.