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This section contains information on the application and assessment for the award of tenure for applicants at the Grade of Lecturer. The names of Associate Professors who have satisfactorily completed their probation period will automatically be forwarded to the Tenure Committee, for noting, at its next scheduled meeting.

Applicants at the Grade of Lecturer/Assistant Professor must have successfully completed the probation and induction period to be eligible to apply for the award of tenure.

 Note: If a Head of School wishes to make a case to the Tenure Committee to waive part of the induction period in the case of a lecturer, they will be required to make a case to the Tenure Committee clearly outlining the reasons why the applicant should be considered for a reduction in the induction period. Head of Schools should check  for further details.

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How It Works - Applicants

Step 1: You should forward the following documents to UCD HR, Promotions and Grading

Applications must be submitted by

Friday, 30th August 2019 at 12 noon for the Tenure Committee Meeting on Wednesday, 16th October 2019.

Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

Applications must be submitted as a single PDF document in the following order:

One copy of the completed Application Form (available on the UCD HR website at

One copy of your Curriculum Vitae (maximum number of four single sided A4 pages) which should include:

  • Details of previous work experience
  • Evidence of satisfactory performance of lecturing and other teaching duties
  • Evidence of satisfactory engagement in research and scholarship as evidenced by publication in appropriate journals and/or books by academic publishers and/or postgraduate supervision etc
  • Evidence of satisfactory involvement in the activities of the School (see policy on HR website for details)

(CVs exceeding the page limit will be returned)

One copy of your list of publications.

One copy of your Head of School’s recommendation. (Please note: you may attach this document to your application or your Head of School may forward it directly to UCD HR Promotions & Grading on or before the closing date and it will be added to your application).

Step 2: The Tenure Committee meets annually to assess applications for the award of tenure.

Step 3: Following the Tenure Committee meeting you will be informed, in writing, of the recommendation of the Tenure Committee.


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How it Works - Tenure Committee

Step 1: Following the closing date for receipt of applications, UCD HR, Promotions, Grading and Reward will forward the applications to you.

Step 2: You should individually assess each application before the Tenure Committee meeting.

Step 3: At the Tenure meeting you will participate in the assessment of each application.


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What happens next?

Following the Tenure Committee meeting UCD HR, Promotions, Grading and Reward will; 

  • Inform applicants in writing the recommendation of the Tenure Committee.
  • Notify College Principals in writing of the names of lecturer/s who have been recommended for the award of tenure.
  • Forward recommendations from the Tenure Committee to the Academic Council for approval.

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Relevant Policies / Guidelines

Induction and Award of Tenure to the Grades of Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor Policy

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Relevant Forms

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Ask HR

  • Am I eligible to apply for the award of Tenure?
  • How will I know if I have completed the probation and induction period?
  • What are the benefits associated with the award of Tenure?

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If you need to speak to a member of UCD HR staff in relation to
this service, please call us on + 353 (01) 716 4962/61