Gresham Professor of Astronomy

London (GB)
19 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Gresham Professor of Astronomy

Applications are invited for the position of the Gresham Professor of Astronomy.  Astronomy at Gresham has been expanded to consider other physical sciences. Gresham Professors must be able to communicate with a public audience who will not normally have specialist expertise in the subject area, but who will be informed people with a thirst for increased knowledge and understanding. The College, founded in 1597, offers free public lectures, which are live-streamed and archived on the Internet.

The appointment is part-time from 1 August 2019 and normally for three years. Gresham Professors present six one-hour lectures each academic year. Attendance at Academic Board meetings four times per year and some social events is also expected. The College pays an annual stipend of £7,000 (plus reasonable expenses) and encourages applications from all backgrounds and communities.

Opportunities may also be available for a number of part-time Visiting Professorships, tenable from August 2019 for a period of 1 – 2 years (renewable).

Further information about this position is available on the Gresham website


Informal discussion may take place with the Academic Registrar,

Dr M. Clare Loughlin-Chow, Gresham College, Barnard’s Inn Hall, Holborn, London EC1N 2HH, Telephone 020 7831 0575,

The closing date is 9:00 am Monday 14 January 2019

Interviews will be held in London on 4 February 2019