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University College Cork
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Health & Medicine, Medicine
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Professor (SCALE 2) IN Medical Education

Medical Education Unit

School of Medicine

College of Medicine and Health


Permanent Whole-time


UCC wishes to appoint an experienced academic to the role of Professor (scale 2) in the discipline of Medical Education.  Reporting to the Head of School of Medicine, the successful appointee will join a well-established and expanding School of Medicine with direct entry (from school) and graduate entry Medicine Programmes, as well as a BSc in Medical and Health Sciences, Masters programmes in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiography and a growing portfolio of taught and research based post-graduate programmes. The faculty of the School of Medicine engage in broad-ranging and productive research programmes with ample and varied opportunities for internal collaborations.


The successful candidate will possess a primary medical qualification and post-graduate medical specialty training, and will be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of Ireland.  The appointee will have a track-record of experience and achievement in the evolving discipline of Medical Education. Development, monitoring, assessment and review of educational programmes in the School of Medicine at both under- and post-graduate levels, experience in programme direction, participation in wide-ranging engagement with external stakeholders including regulatory bodies, medical schools and post-graduate training bodies will form important elements of this post. The appointee will engage widely with faculty to ensure the programmes within the School of medicine are built on firm and appropriate pedagogical principles.


The appointee will demonstrate scholarship and achievement in the research, innovation and scholarship of Medical Education, as evidenced by post-graduate student supervision to MSc, MD and PhD level, peer-reviewed publication relevant to the discipline of medical education, research grants and national and international standing for academic contributions in this field. The appointee will lead the further development of the academic discipline of medical education research within the School. The appointee will be experienced in academic settings and will contribute to the academic life of the university through participation in academic committees and positions of leadership as required, will engage with relevant external bodies relevant to the academic discipline and Medicine in general terms and will promote the good standing of the university through development of and promotion of strong research achievements in this area.


Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.


For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see   The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.


Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Prof. Paula O’Leary, Dean UCC School of Medicine, Tel:021 - 4205314, Email   For further information on the School of Medicine and Medical Education Unit:


UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated.  As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff.  We encourage applicants to consult our policies at and initiatives at and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.

Appointment will be made on the Professor (Scale 2)  Salary Scale: €104,313 - €122,510 (Scale B)/ €99,097 - €116,386 (Scale A)


Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.


Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.


Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday 11th November 2021.


No late applications will be accepted.




Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector



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