Academic Recruitment

Clinical Lecturer (CL) Recruitment 2020

HEE London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex will be advertising a number of Clinical Lecturer (CL) posts in 2020. Please see the table below for a full list of Specialties, institutions and grades.

All successful applicants for Clinical Lecturer posts must hold a current National Training Number (NTN) in the corresponding specialty by the post start date.  Applicants who do not already hold an NTN number are permitted to apply for CL posts, but must clinically benchmark in order to take up the post.  Clinical Benchmarking is achieved by applying to the relevant specialty training programme in the national recruitment round (round 2 for ST3+ vacancies) and being found appointable at interview.

If you already hold an NTN number in the CL specialty you wish to apply, you are not required to clinically benchmark.

This means If you do not already hold an NTN number in the specialty, you must submit an application to the corresponding specialty in the national round and a separate application to the CL vacancy.

The national recruitment round opens for applications on 29th January and closes for applications on 19th February 2020.  CL posts in London and KSS will open for application from 15th April up to 31st August 2020.  Not all CL vacancies will be advertised on 15th April, please refer to the proposed recruitment window and the corresponding ‘Academic Recruitment Windows’ timetable below for expected opening dates (subject to change).

Advice to non-NTN holders

As the national round opens before the CL applications open, you are advised to apply to the corresponding specialty in the national recruitment round opening on 29th January as there will be no further opportunities to benchmark for the majority of the specialties listed below.

We unfortunately cannot offer a CL post to applicants who do not already hold an NTN or have not already undergone clinical benchmarking under any circumstances.

Please see the following links for more information:

2020 CL posts which are eligible for Clinical Benchmarking will be:

HIgher Education institue Specialty Theme level proposed recruitment Window
Imperial Cardiology   ST3 4
Kings College London Child & Adolescent Psychiatry   ST4-ST5 3
St Georges University of London Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Therapeutics or clinical pharmacology ST3 4
Imperial Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus   ST3 7
Brighton & Sussex Medical School Gastroenterology Platform Sciences ST3+ tbc
Kings College London General Psychiatry Mental Health ST4-6 6
University College London General Psychiatry   ST3-ST5 3
Imperial Haematology Platform Science ST3 3
University College London Histopathology   ST3+ 4
Imperial Infectious Diseases   ST3 4
University College London Intensive Care Medicine   ST3+ 7
Institute of Cancer Research Medical Oncology   ST3+ 7
Kings College London Medical Oncology   ST3+ 3
Queen Mary University of London Medical Oncology   ST3+ 3
Kings College London Medical Oncology Therapeutics or Clinical Pharmacology ST3+ 3
Imperial Neurology Dementia ST3 6
Kings College London Neurosurgery   ST3 4
Queen Mary University of London Obstetrics & Gynaecology   ST3+ 5
Imperial Paediatrics Platform Science ST3-5 3
University College London Paediatrics Therapeutics or Clinical Pharmacology ST4+ 4
Kings College London Palliative Medicine   ST3-5 4
Imperial Respiratory Medicine   ST3 3
University College London Respiratory Medicine   ST3+ 4
Kings College London Rheumatology   ST3+ 7
St Georges University of London Vascular Surgery   ST3+ 5

The following CL vacancies due to be advertised in 2020 are open to current NTN holders only:

Medical School Specialty Theme Level
LSHTM Infectious Diseases/Medical Microbiology   ST5
UCL Neurology Platform Sciences and Bioinformatics ST4+
UCL Neurosurgery   ST5-6
UCL Obstetrics & Gynaecology   ST6
UCL Ophthalmology Complex Health Needs in Age-Related and Chronic Disease ST4+

Academic Windows 2020

Recruitment Window Window 3
Application window 15 April - 13 May 2020
Interview window 4 June - 11 June 2020
Recruitment Window Window 4
Application window 8 May 2020 - 5 June 2020
Interview window W/C 29 June 2020
Recruitment Window Window 5
Application window 9 June 2020 - 7 July 2020
Interview window W/C 3 August 2020
Recruitment Window Window 6
Application Window 14 July 2020 - 11 August 2020
Interview Window W/C 7th September 2020
Recruitment Window Window 7
Application Window 31 August 2020 - 28 September 2020
Interview Window W/C 26 October 2019