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NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Primary Dental Care

Do you want the opportunity to develop your existing academic experience in a supportive and inspirational environment where you can establish your clinical academic career?

Applications are invited for a NIHR Integrated Academic Training Clinical Lecturer post. The post is available for up to four years (with a maximum of six years if undertaken in a less than full time capacity but must be a minimum of three days a week). You will join the vibrant Integrated Clinical Academic Training programme at Leeds which provides a supportive research environment to develop independent, novel research alongside your clinical training. A training programme will be developed in consultation with Health Education England and will align to your training needs. An honorary contract will be applied for with the appropriate NHS Trust. This will enable training blocks in specialist areas to develop your clinical skills aligned to your role as a primary care dentist.

The successful candidate will undertake internationally regarded research and have the benefit of senior academic support in making grant applications, as well as independent mentoring on career progression. You will also share responsibility for delivering high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes.

You will hold (or have submitted) your PhD at the time you apply; and will provide evidence that you have been fully awarded your degree by the time you take up the post. The post is located in School of Dentistry and NHS Trust Premises across Leeds and other primary and secondary centres in West Yorkshire.

The successful applicant must be in post by 31 March 2021 

Applications should include the following: 

  • A Curriculum Vitae; 

  • NIHR Supplementary Questions for candidates form – SEE APPENDIX 1;

  • A Supporting Statement addressing the academic and clinical person specifications. 


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 


Professor David WoodHead of Research, School of Dentistry, University of Leeds

Tel: +44 (0)113 3436192

Email: D.J.Wood@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Jason Atkinson, Associate Dental Dean, Yorkshire and Humber HEE

Email: Jason.Atkinson@hee.nhs.uk

Dr Vishal Aggarwal, Clinical Associate Professor in Acute Dental Care and Chronic Pain, University of Leeds. 

Email: V.R.K.Aggarwal@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Peter Day, Training Programme Director for Clinical Academics, School of Dentistry, University of Leeds

Email: P.F.Day@leeds.ac.uk


The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Dentistry holds a Silver Award. We are committed to being an inclusive school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Various NHS Trust locations across the region
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  School of Dentistry
Category:  Clinical
Grade:  Dental Lecturer
Salary:  £33,221 to £61,801 p.a.
Salary: £33,221 - £61,801 p.a. or £66,306 - £85,951 depending on experience* (*Candidates appointed on the pre-2003 consultant pay scale will have to demonstrate significant post-foundation experience in line with NIHR ACL guidance)
Working Time:  Full time
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed term 4 year full time post or up to six years part time with a minimum time commitment of three days a week)
Release Date:  Monday 02 December 2019
Closing Date:  Wednesday 01 January 2020
Interview Date:  Thursday 09 January 2020
Reference:  MHDEN1167
Downloads:  Candidate Brief   Appendix 1   Appendix 2   Appendix 3  
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