Doctors who have interest in clinical teaching and medical education may wish to undertake a two year Clinical Lecturer (Scholarship) role before returning to training. These posts allow a unique opportunity to be involved in various aspects of medical education including strategic planning and research as well as contributing to the design, development, delivery and assessment of undergraduating teaching. 

Who is eligible for an appointment?

Doctors are eligible for appointment as a Clinical Lecturer (Scholarship) if they:

  • are on the GMC's Specialist or General Practitioner Registers;
  • hold a National Training Number; or
  • do not hold a National Training Number but have been appointed to a decoupled Core Training Programme recognised by GMC and hold an equivalent Core Training Number.

Key features:

  • are available to doctors in any clinical discipline.
  • are normally limited to two years duration.
  • educational research is a key component of the role.
  • up to 30% protected clinical time in your clinical speciality.
  • encouraged to register and complete the University's PgDip/PgCert/MSc in Medical Education.

Applying for Clinical Lecturer (Scholarship):

Clinical Lecturer (Scholarship) posts are available in both Aberdeen and Inverness (based at the Highland Medical Education Centre). Applications   are handled as a separate process outwith the national recruitment and selection process for admission to specialty training in Scotland. In Scotland there is no fixed timetable for recruitment to such appointments. Vacancies are advertised on the University of Aberdeen Jobs pages and in the BMJ.

Appointments are made jointly between the University of Aberdeen and either NHS Grampian or NHS Highland and are supported by University contracts.  

Doctors who are already in a speciality training programme should discuss with their training programme director if time spent in this post would be counted as "out of programme". 

For further information, please contact Professor Alan Denison