The following are academic posts at the University of Oxford: Professorships (Clinical and Non-clinical), Associate Professorships (Clinical and Non-clinical), Clinical Lecturerships and Academic Clinical Lecturerships and Oxford Nuffield Medical Fellowships
Full Professorships (Clinical and Non-clinical)
This is the senior academic grade at Oxford. Professorships are always associated with a college but post holders do not hold a tutorial fellowship, and 100% of their salary comes from the University. The majority of professorships (also known as “chairs”) are statutory, i.e. they are permanent posts within the University’s staff structure.
Associate Professorships (Clinical and Non-Clinical)
This is the main academic grade at Oxford. Most associate professorships are associated with a college tutorial fellowship but can be without a tutorial fellowship (NTF), where the post holder receives 100% of their salary from the University in return for additional teaching and/or administrative duties in the department. Associate Professorships (clinical) are also affiliated with the relevant NHS Trust, and must be approved by the relevant Royal College.
Clinical Lecturerships and Academic Clinical Lecturerships
Clinical Lecturerships at Oxford are fixed-term training posts designed for those aiming for a career in academic medicine, and are open to Specialist Registrars (SpR) or Specialty Registrars (StR). Post holders receive an equal amount of academic and clinical experience and training, the latter leading to the obtaining of the Certificate of Clinical Training (CCT). The ACL Scheme is also open to GPs who have completed a PhD/MD (or equivalent) and have completed their clinical training.
Oxford Nuffield Medical Fellowship Scheme
The Scheme is open to applicants from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The Nuffield Medical Fellowship is available to two out of three countries every year on rotation, and is tenable for a period for two years in the first instance, with the possibility of an extension for a third and final year.