Promotion to Senior Lectureship

The revised regulation provides for a ‘rolling call’ with two ‘cycles’ per year and 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 which closes on March 31st (for the June 2023 Board sitting) or July 31st (for the November 2023 Board sitting) 

Applications should be made on ESS via 



Applications are invited from Lecturers who have: 

  • Completed probation.  
  • Completed at least three years continuous service in post as a Lecturer, two of which have been in UCC at the time of Stage 1 application at the closing date for applications in the given cycle. 
  • A Doctorate from a recognised institution (or equivalent evidence of high-level research achievement). 


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. 


For any queries please email


Regulation on Academic Promotion to Senior Lectureships

CV Template - Promotion to Senior Lectureship

Guidelines for Personal Circumstances / Covid 19 Statement

Personal Circumstance / Covid 19 Statement

Promotion Scheme Leave Form

Assessment Guide & Rubric, Promotion to Senior Lectureship

Briefing Sessions on Promotion to Senior Lecturer    

In conjunction with the launch of Promotion to Senior Lecturer, under revised regulations, we wish to announce two briefing sessions which will present an overview of the process as well as give guidance on making an application.  

There will be an opportunity for questions and answers following the presentation at each event.  Following the briefings, a FAQs will be published on the HR Webpage for further reference.  

It is strongly advised that all those interested in making an application for Promotion to Senior Lecturer in 2023 attend one of these briefing sessions to familiarise themselves with the requirements of the revised Scheme.   

We look forward to meeting you at one of the following sessions. 


Session 1: Tuesday 31st January 2023 14:00-15:00 BHSC G02 (capacity in room 250) 

Session 2: Wednesday 1st February 2023 12:00-13:00 Civil G10 (capacity in room 110) 


Note: A blended approach will be facilitated and notified shortly with joining details for Teams.  

College Level Board Meeting Dates - June Cycle 2023

Dates for the sitting of the College Level Boards will be posted here and up-dated with the rolling cycles

 It is recommended that you submit your application on ESS two weeks in advance to allow time for consideration of your application. 


College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences - 6th March 2023

College of Business & Law - TBC

College of Science, Engineering & Food Science - 2nd / 3rd March 2023

College of Medicine & Health - TBC

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. 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


June Cycle 2024

31st March 2024


November Cycle 2024

31st July 2024


June Cycle 2025

31st March 2025


November Cycle 2025

31st July 2025



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