For the first time since its establishment, the Provost of Trinity College Dublin will be a woman.
The ten year term of Dr Patrick Prendergast is up this July and the shortlist of applicants to fill the role are all women.
Linda Doyle is a Professor of Engineering and the Arts at TCD and has been a member of 60 Trinity boards and committees.
The next Provost of Trinity College Dublin will be a woman it was confirmed today following the closing of nominations. The three candidates are Linda Doyle, Linda Hogan and Jane Ohlmeyer. Read more on the candidates here https://t.co/poH7iesAh1 #TCDProvostAppointment2021 pic.twitter.com/mTkywKfgCE
— Trinity College Dublin (@tcddublin) February 5, 2021
Professor Linda Hogan comes from the school of Ecumenics.
She served as the Vice Provost of the University from 2011 and 2016.
The final candidate is Jane Ohlmeyer who is a Professor of Modern History.
Prof Ohlmeyer has written over 13 books and has already secured the backing of Professor of Immunology Luke O'Neil.
The decision will be made by an election this April.
The chosen candidate will become the first woman to head an Irish University on a permanent basis.
Last year, the University of Limerick appointed Prof Kirsten May as interim president.
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The recruitment process to fill the position left vacant by Dr Des Fitzgerald is expected to last between nine and twelve months.