NIHR Clinical Lectureships

Background Information

Medical
NIHR Clinical Lectureships (CLs) are specialty training posts that incorporate academic training.  NIHR Clinical Lecturers (CLs) spend 50% of their time undertaking specialist clinical training and 50% undertaking research or educationalist training.

CLs are aimed at those who are advanced in their specialty training, have completed a research doctorate or equivalent and show outstanding potential for continuing a career in academic medicine or dentistry.  The duration of a CL is for a maximum of 4 years and it is expected that CLs will complete their specialty training during this period.  Alongside clinical training, CLs will be able to further develop their academic skills and will be encouraged to apply for funding to support further Post-Doctoral or educationalist training.

Dental
In a similar way to medical Integrated Academic Training, dental IAT includes NIHR Clinical Lectureships.  As with the medical schemes, trainees are expected to spend a certain proportion of their time in research or educationalist training.  For dental NIHR CLs this should be 50%.

The clinical training pathways for dentistry and the linkages between dental schools and hospitals differ from those in medical training to an extent that justifies some differences of approach for dental NIHR CLs.

A number of frequently asked questions and answers have been prepared and are available by clicking on the button below.

NIHR CL FAQs


Recruitment

Prospective applicants should note that they must contact the relevant LETB in the first instance for further information on post availability and the recruitment process.  This includes dates for when the posts will be advertised and the associated closing dates.

Medical

2016
The 2016 NIHR Clinical Lectureship recruitment round opened on 1st March 2016 and will close on 31st March 2017.  Prospective applicants should note that they must contact the relevant LETB in the first instance for further information on post availability and the recruitment process.  This includes dates for when posts will be advertised and the associated closing dates.

Take up of posts will start from 1st April 2016.

Please note that successful applicants must be in post before 31st March 2017, therefore LETBs need to allow enough time to advertise, shortlist and where required, allow for notice periods to be given.

2015
The 2015 NIHR Clinical Lectureships will close on 31st March 2016.

Dental
The 2016 NIHR Clinical Lectureship recruitment round opened on 1st March 2016. Take up of posts will start from 1st April 2016 and successful applicants must be in post before 31st March 2017.

The 2015 NIHR Clinical Lectureship recruitment round is still open and will close on 31st March 2016. Please note that successful applicants must be in post before 31st March 2016, therefore LETBs need to allow enough time to advertise, shortlist, interview and where required, allow for notice periods to be given.

Dental schools are free to advertise Dental CL posts in any GDC approved specialty or in General Dental Practice.

Before applying you are recommended to read the downloadable information and guidance opposite as well as any relevant information and guidance provided by individual LETBs.  If you require any further information, please contact iatenquiries@nihrtcc.org.uk.

 

Deferrals

Medical
The window for deferral requests of 2015 medical NIHR CL posts has now closed (5th - 23rd October 2015).  All partnerships have been e-mailed with the relevant information and form to complete. All partnerships have been e-mailed with the result of their request.

Dental
The window for deferral requests for dental NIHR CL posts has now closed (1st - 15th October 2015).  All partnerships were e-mailed with the relevant information and form to complete.  All partnerships will be e-mailed with the result of their request in due course.