What is an Academic Clinical Lecturer (ACL) post?

Academic Clinical Lecturer (ACL) posts are for clinicians who have completed a PhD or MD and who are already undertaking a higher specialist training programme with GMC registration.

The University makes all ACL appointments, usually lasting for a fixed-term of no more than four years. ACL posts provide 50% protected research time and 50% clinical training. During your appointment you will also undertake some student teaching and mentorship.

ACLs are expected to establish a portfolio of research activity, which can support an application for appointment as a HEFCE funded Senior Clinical Lecturer or Intermediate Fellow, funded by another grant awarding body (e.g. NIHR, MRC and Wellcome Trust).

Securing an ACL appointment is extremely competitive. Holding a higher degree (PhD or MD) is essential for appointment to NIHR-funded (but not locally funded) posts. Candidates who can evidence research activity, particularly published work, hold an advantage.

Funding and support

Each year, we advertise 3 to 4 NIHR funded posts. As a NIHR funded ACL you are entitled to £1000 per annum to attend approved academic conferences and training courses.

We also offer a number of additional ACL posts, which are funded locally by the University and Health Education England (HEE). These roles are advertised when the previous post holder has completed their training.

Current posts can be found on the University Job Pages under Academic Posts and are also advertised in the British Medical Journal.


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