Applications Invited for UCD School of Medicine Clinical Pathway 2021/2022

Applications Invited for UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway 2021/2022

Applications are now invited for first time appointment, re-appointment or advancement within the 2021 UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway for the academic year 2021/2022.  Closing date for receipt of applications to is Close of Business on Mon 14th Feb 2022.

First Time Appointments

This Adjunct Pathway is designed to recognise the contribution of clinical staff to our academic programmes.  The scheme is open to hospital consultants, general practitioners, radiographers and paramedics who actively support our academic teaching and/or research programmes.  These non-remunerated appointments provide individuals with a UCD email address and access to university resources including software, data story and online library facilities.  Having a formal university appointment facilitates their engagement with the academic community and their participation in collaborative research.  Applications will be assessed by the School’s Review Panel within three principal domains – Research & Innovation, Education & Scholarship and Clinical Leadership. – on foot of recommendations by the appropriate Section Leader.


Applicants seeking advancement within the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway should note that they will be required to demonstrate significant incremental performance across the principal assessment domains.  The School’s Review Panel would ordinarily expect a minimum of three years between successive applications for promotion.  Candidates seeking promotion within the scheme are required to also provide a recent curriculum vitae.  Candidates seeking appointment to the academic ranks of UCD Clinical Professor or UCD Full Clinical Professor are expected to have a published investigator profile with our research management system (RMS Profile).


As it is our intention to build an enduring connection with our clinical faculty, the School also welcomes applications from existing Clinical Pathway appointees for re-appointment at the same academic rank for another period of five years.  Any such re-appointment is subject to continued ongoing contribution to our academic programmes.

Approval Process

The UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway scheme is a formal University adjunct academic appointment and consistent with university procedures all appointments are for a period of up to five years although they may be extended by re-application.  Applications will be assessed by the most appropriate academic Section Leader before being considered by an internal School Review Panel comprising Section Leaders and Clinical Heads of Subject.  Proposed appointments at professorial level will additionally be evaluated by a Senior Review Panel comprising academic staff from other Irish Medical Schools.  All proposed appointments or promotions are subject to approval by the College of Health & Agricultural Science.

First introduced in 2007/2008, the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway has proven a very popular across our clinical faculty with over 1,500 applications for appointment or promotion.  There are currently 826 active adjunct appointments under the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway.

How to Apply

Completed applications forms should be submitted to the School by email via by 14th Feb 2022

Applications for promotion should be accompanied by a recent curriculum vitae.

First Time Applications 2022 Clinical Pathway Application - First Time Applicants
Promotion Applications 2022 Clinical Pathway Application - Promotions
Re-Appointment Application 2022 Clinical Pathway Application - Re-Appointments

The School of Medicine will acknowledge receipt of all applications.  You should not consider your application has been completed until you receive this confirmation.

As this is a popular scheme and these are formal university appointments with a rigorous review process, it is important to recognise that the processing of applications will take some time to complete.  The School will endeavour to keep all applicants appraised of the review status but notes that not all steps in this process are within the School’s control.

Indicative Timeframe for UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway 2021/2022


Stage Timeline
Open for Applications 20th December 2021 – 14th February 2022
Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 14th February 2022
Review by Section Leaders Complete March 2022
Internal Review Panel Assessment April 2022
External Review Panel Assessment April 2022
College Approval May 2022
Communication to Applicants May 2022