Clinical Lectureships (CLs) are post-doctoral awards that provide a clinical and academic training environment for dentists to establish themselves as independent researchers and leaders.

Applicants applying for Clinical Lectureships will need to meet the CL person specification.

Important: Eligibility

Taught doctorates are not considered equivalent to a PhD.

For specialty training posts, applicants should ideally have completed at least 1 year of specialist training and are more than 12 months from obtaining a Certificate of Completion of specialty training (CCST), with the exception of post-CCST trainees in Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry.

Where applicants do not hold an National Training Number (NTN) and are recruited to at ST1 level, they will be required to attend clinical benchmarking.

Applicants applying for National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Lectureships who require benchmarking will be required to complete and submit both an academic application form and the associated clinical application form for the programme in which they will require benchmarking.

Any academic offers made will be conditional upon meeting the appointability threshold at the clinical interview.

Page last reviewed: 21 December 2021

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