Professor of General Practice, Trinity College Dublin

Employment type: 
Full time

Closing date 22nd April 2021 at 12 noon

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin invites applications for the Professor of General Practice (established 1991). 

Trinity’s School of Medicine is unique among Irish Medical Schools as the Disciplines of General Practice and Public Health are integrated in a combined Discipline of Public Health and Primary Care.  

General Practice in Trinity has been to the forefront of academic and service thinking over the last two decades and the Discipline of Public Health & Primary Care, located in the Institute of Population Health has a strong tradition of thought leadership, advocacy and research to inform change in the social aspects of health and medicine. The successful applicant will be expected to continue this tradition already established in the Discipline of developing initiatives and policies to improve general practice and primary care practice and impact in Ireland.  

Professor of General Practice (established 1991) at Trinity College Dublin 

The School invites applicants with a distinguished track record in the area of General Practice and Primary Care. They will have experience and excellence in research, teaching and learning in General Practice/Primary Care at undergraduate and post-graduate level, and will have demonstrated the ability to engage with key stakeholders in health services, government, academic and civil society including community stakeholders around General Practice & Primary Care

It is expected that the Professor of General Practice will be clinically active. On appointment the Chair will demonstrate leadership on a national level, contributing to the Specialty by promoting the central role of General Practice in the Primary Care ecosystem, especially with the ever-increasing interest in community-based care espoused by the Sláintecare Programme.

Academic, Clinical and General Practice

The Chair is being appointed as 0.8FTE to the University (0.5FTE) and Tallaght University Hospital (0.3FTE) with the remaining 0.2FTE being available for General Practice, but not part of the formal appointment. GPs at Tallaght Cross are the lead practice and to facilitate the clinical placement, the practice will support the HSE and Trinity in arranging a General Medical-Services Scheme (GMS) contract and other relative HSE contracts as appropriate.

Note: For appointment to the Chair in General Practice the successful candidate must be registered, or be entitled to be registered on the Specialist Division of the Register of Medical Practitioners –General Practice Register (SDR) maintained by the Medical Council of Ireland.

Further Information 

Informal enquiries about this post should be made by email to Professor Catherine Darker at or Professor Michael Gill, Head of School at  

How to apply 

If you are interested in this position, please visit our online jobs portal to view the full job specification which outlines the application procedure. Please be advised that we only accept applications through our online portal –  Comp ID: 034887

Closing Date for applications will be 12 Noon (GMT) Thursday, 22nd April 2021.