Senior Lecturer in Clinical Education

Job Posted: 18 Apr 2013
Closing Date for Applications: 28 May 2012
School: School of Medicine
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Academic
Salary: see below

The School of Medicine invites applications from the existing permanent (whole time or part time) consultant staff at UCC-affiliated teaching hospitals for posts as designated leads for clinical education. The purpose of these posts is to take leadership roles in the further development of UCC’s Medical Education Programmes at its affiliated teaching sites, including but not limited to STGH and KGH. Appointments will be made based on the priorities and strategic development of the School. Subject to agreement with the consultant’s employer, the University will reimburse the employer for release of an agreed number (either two or three) of consultant sessions for a term of up to five years.

The application (form below) should contain information on the following topics and others that may be relevant to clinical teaching/medical education. This information should relate to indicative activities and achievements as outlined below.  The applicant may choose to include a teaching portfolio as part of the application. This portfolio can include teaching videos and/or sample course material developed by the applicant.

Each of the following categories is deemed essential:

  1. Teaching – applicants should provide a summary and schedule of all teaching activities, including contact hours, to include teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students and research students. Where applicable, evidence of the quality of teaching in the form of student feedback, quality review reports, teaching awards, national role(s) or otherwise, should also be provided.
  2. Assessment – applicants should detail all experience relevant to assessment, examining and evaluation of students (at UCC or elsewhere) and as External Examiner at other institutions.
  3. Mentoring – applicants should describe their role as mentor or advisor to undergraduate and postgraduate students (either informally or formally), and outline their approach and evidence of its success. This can include participation in the UCC School of Medicine Mentoring Programme.
  4. Research and Scholarship – applicants should list their publications in peer review journals and textbooks; list editorships of textbooks and medical education journals; list relevant higher degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Identify those publications directly relevant to teaching and learning or to medical education. Include presentations, lectures at conferences or symposia on medical education.
  5. Research Supervision – applicants should provide evidence of research supervision at either undergraduate or post graduate level.
  6. Integration of Research with Teaching – applicants should outline the manner in which they stay current in the field(s) in which they teach, and in medical education as a discipline. Reference to how the applicant integrates research (their own or others') into teaching or into the curricula should also be included.
  7. Leadership – applicants should list positions of responsibility held which relate to education programmes, supervision and mentoring, curriculum design and development, organisation of exchange programmes, membership of appropriate national and international committees. Include reference to specific involvement in reviewing, revising or developing new courses, modules or programmes. Applicants should include reference to any new initiatives they have led (or co-led) that have or may have contribute(d) to an enhanced educational experience for medical students at UCC or elsewhere.


Appointments will be made based on the priorities and strategic development of the School.

Please note that current remuneration will remain unchanged for successful candidates.

For further information contact Professor George Shorten, School of Medicine. Tel 021 490 1585, e-mail:

To Apply:

Completed application forms must be returned to:

HR Central Services, Department of Human Resources, University College Cork, Cork,Ireland.

Tel: +353 21 4902541 / Email:   / Fax + 353 21 4271568

Closing Date: 5pm on 28th May 2013

Please note that appointment to the post advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the employment controlframework for the higher education sector.

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