Adjunct Staff

Recognising Excellence in Education, Research and Clinical Leadership

Our academic programmes are supported by a large and diverse adjunct faculty comprising over 800 clinical, non-clinical, research or visiting academic staff.  This adjunct faculty comprise general practitioners, consultant hospital doctors, senior radiographers and advanced paramedics who support teaching and research across our clinical training network and who provide expert clinical service.

Our adjunct faculty is appointed through formal academic appointment pathways including:

  • University Adjunct Appointments (includes non-clinical and visiting academics)
  • UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway incorporating the DAMC Clinical Pathway (Clinical)

Adjunct Faculty by Academic Rank

Adjunct Appointment Type &
Academic Rank
UCD Full Clinical Professor 35
UCD Clinical Professor 98
UCD Associate Clinical Professor 287
UCD Assistant Clinical Professor  462
UCD Visiting Full Professor 11
UCD Visiting Professor 5
UCD Visiting Associate Professor 7
UCD Visiting Assistant Professor 1
UCD Visiting Senior Research Fellow 2
UCD Visiting Research Fellow 7
UCD Adjunct Professor (Non-Clinical) 7
UCD Adjunct Associate Professor (Non-Clinical) 5
UCD Adjunct Assistant Professor (Non-Clinical) 4
UCD Adjunct Research Fellow 30
Total 961

UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway

Applications for adjunct first-time adjunct clinical appointments and re-appointments are welcomed at any time throughout the academic year.

Applications for promotion within the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway are invited at formal calls. Typically the School invites applications during Trimester One, assesses applications during Trimester Two and communicates to applicants during Trimester Three. 

Further information on the UCD Medicine Clinical Pathway here.

DAMC Clinical Pathway

Under the terms of the Dublin Academic Medical Centre (DAMC) agreement, all consultant staff appointed to either Mater Misericordiae University Hospital or St Vincent's University Hospital are eligible for an automatic adjunct appointment at an academic rank determined by the University.

The School would welcome contact from new consultant staff appointed to either hospital to activate this adjunct academic appointment privilege. Please email for further information.