Promotion to Senior Lectureship

Promotion to Senior Lecturer 2024


The revised regulation provides for a ‘rolling call’ with two ‘cycles' per year: Cycle A and Cycle B. 


The revised regulation consists of a two-stage process: 

Stage 1: Expression of Interest/Shortlisting Stage - is assessed by a College Level Board (constituted as per the regulation) from which successfully shortlisted applicants will be invited to make a full application to Stage 2, which is assessed by the Senior Lecturer Promotions Board under its Terms of Reference.   


Shortlisted applications will be invited to apply for Stage 2 within the appropriate Cycle allowing sufficient time for application.   


  • Invited Stage 2 applications submitted between 1st August 2023 to the 31st March 2024 (inclusive) shall be considered at the June sitting of the SL Board (Cycle A).   


  • Invited Stage 2 applications submitted between 1st April 2024 to the 31st July 2024 (inclusive) shall be considered at the November sitting of the SL Board (Cycle B).   


College Level Boards shall endeavour to complete Stage One shortlisting for a given application in a timely manner however, applications submitted with insufficient time before the end of a Cycle, may be deferred for consideration by the College Level Board to a subsequent Cycle. 


Applications should be made on ESS via  


Please note there is a separate application per College on ESS. Please ensure you apply for the relevant College. Where you have a joint appointment across the Colleges, please make contact so it can be clarified which College you will apply under.  






The following candidates are eligible to apply under the Scheme:  


  • All Lecturers holding an appointment at UCC, and with a Doctorate from a recognised institution (or equivalent evidence of high-level research achievement), providing they have completed at least three years continuous service as a Lecturer at UCC, immediately prior to and as at the closing date for applications in a given Cycle.  


  • All Lecturers holding an appointment at UCC, and with a Doctorate from a recognised institution (or equivalent evidence of high-level research achievement), who have a combined total of three years continuous service when their service as a Lecturer at UCC is added to service as a Lecturer (or equivalent) at another third-level institution, provided that they have completed at least two of the three years’ service at UCC, immediately prior to and as at the closing date for applications in a given Cycle. 


Please note that eligibility to partake in the Scheme is confirmed by Human Resources following the closing date for receipt of applications. 


Please note that information relating to the SL Promotion applications and outcome of the two application cycles will be shared as part of the process, as set out in the Regulation. This includes notifying candidate’s Head of College and Head of School of the outcome of applications.  


Please note that all salary placements for successful candidates will be made in line with DEPR recommendations.


For any queries please email 


Regulation on Academic Promotion to Senior Lectureships  

Stage 1 – Expression of Interest for Promotion to SL - 2024 Cycles 

Stage 2 - Invited Full Application for Promotion to SL - 2024 Cycles  

Teaching Profile Summary Template Optional Use  

Guidelines for Personal Circumstances / Covid 19 Statement Promotion to SL 

Stage 1 - Personal Circumstance_Covid19 Impact Statement 

Stage 2 - Personal Circumstance_Covid19 Impact Statement  

Promotion Scheme Leave Form - Statutory Leave Only 

Promotion to SL Briefing.mp4 

Assessment Guide & Rubric, Promotion to Senior Lectureship  

SL Promotion Briefing Revised Scheme 2023

FAQs, Promotion to SL   

College Level Board Meeting Dates

Eligible applicants may submit an application for promotion to Senior Lecturer to their College Level Board through the ESS portal at any time.  


However, each College can set their internal deadline for submission of Stage 1 applications prior to the below advertised College Level Board Meeting date. 


**Applicants should check their local College deadline with their College Office directly. ** 


College Level Board Meetings in 2024 

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences - Tuesday 14th May 2024

College of Business and Law - Wednesday 15th May 2024

College of Medicine and Health - Wednesday 22nd May 2024

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science - Monday 20th May 2024



Senior Lecturer Academic Promotion Board

Deputy President and Registrar (Chair) - Professor Stephen Byrne 

An academic nominee of the President - Professor John Cryan 

Eight academic members (Professors, Professor (Scale 2) and Senior Lecturers) made up of two representatives from each of the four Colleges, the composition of which is to be determined by the Academic Council. 

  • Dr Joseph McVeigh, School of Clinical Therapies 
  • Professor Yvonne Nolan, School of Medicine 
  • Dr Mark Chu, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures 
  • Professor Eleanor Bantry White, School of Applied Social Studies 
  • Professor Niall O’Sullivan, Cork University Business School 
  • Professor Maria Cahill, School of Law 
  • Professor Sebastian Wieczorek, School of Mathematical Sciences 
  • Dr Fidelma Butler, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences 
  • Independent External Academic – Professor Alison Hood, Maynooth University 

 An independent, senior academic from outside the University shall oversee the process at full application stage and attend the assessment meetings of the SL Board at full application stage, in order to observe the integrity of the promotion evaluation process. Although not an SL Board member, his/her role shall be to bring to the attention of the SL Board any issues associated with the operation of the SL Board during its deliberations concerning the evaluation of applications at full application stage, and decision making for promotion. 

  • The Secretary to the SL Board is the Director of Human Resources (or his/her nominee) 



Senior Lectureship Promotions Board - Stage 2

Important dates relating to the SL Promotions process will be posted here and up-dated as dates become available. 


All intending applicants are encouraged to review these dates to guide their application timelines. Please note that dates subject to change. 



Stage 2 Closing Date 

SL Promotions Board Sitting 

June Cycle 2023 

31st March 2023 

19th / 20th June 2023 

November Cycle 2023 

31st July 2023 

14th November 2023 

June Cycle 2024 

31st March 2024 

6th June 2024 

November Cycle 2024 

31st July 2024 

21st November 2024

June Cycle 2025 

31st March 2025 


November Cycle 2025 

31st July 2025 





Human Resources

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