Clinical Lecturer (Scholarship), Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition (MED112AX)

This post is part of an exciting initiative which seeks to professionalise medical education and allows doctors in training the opportunity to develop their own teaching skills and educational expertise.

School/Section: Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Division: Institute of Education for Medical & Dental Sciences
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Clinical Lecturer
Salary: £35,958 - £63,597
Ref No: MED112AX
Closing Date: 08-AUG-2021


Job Description

Usually this is undertaken as an out of training programme experience, but may be suitable for those before commencing or after completion of a training programme. The Clinical Lecturer (Scholarship) scheme has been running for nineteen years and the posts are designed for individuals who have a keen interest in teaching and who wish to pursue a career with an emphasis on education and training; they are not primarily for service delivery of teaching. Opportunities for involvement in all aspects of medical education, including strategic planning and research, will be provided. Recognition of clinical experience within the post towards CCT would require approval from GMC following discussion and support from your Postgraduate Dean. It is likely, for those already in a Specialty Training Programme, that this experience will be viewed by your Deanery as Out of Programme (OOP). Applicants are strongly advised to discuss their interest in the post with their Training Programme Director in advance of application. 

You will join the Institute of Education for Medical and Dental Sciences as one of a team of academic, administrative and clerical staff who support the medicine degree programme. This post are based in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition on the Foresterhill campus, Aberdeen.

You will contribute to the design, development, delivery and assessment of undergraduate MBChB teaching, generally, and in your own specialty. You will contribute to teaching in areas such as communications skills and introductory clinical method and to the organisation of exams, including OSCEs. Where possible, you shall attend and contribute to the work of the Curriculum Steering Group, which is the executive body responsible for the everyday running of the MBChB programme and / or one of the year teams.  

Applications are invited from fully registered medical practitioners, from any clinical discipline, who have a keen interest in medical education. Applicants are normally in specialty training with an NTN but with permission for one year out of programme. Other applicants may have recently completed specialty training or be waiting to start specialty training. Experience or knowledge of teaching in an NHS setting is essential.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Clinical salary scale for academics below the level of consultant (£35,958 - £63,597 per annum), and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period.

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit 

The candidate appointed to this post may be eligible for homeworking on an occasional or regular basis.  For more information please refer to our Homeworking Policy. 

This post does not meet the minimum requirements for visa sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route. We are therefore unable to consider applicants for this post that require sponsorship to work in the UK.  

Online application forms are available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 08 August 2021

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Dr Angus Cooper, Director of Clinical Skills ( or Professor Rona Patey, Director of Institute for Education in Medical and Dental Sciences

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Cooper or Professor Patey

 Please quote reference number MED112AX on all correspondence.

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