GRESHAM COLLEGE

Gresham Professor of Rhetoric

Location
London (GB)
Posted
25 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Apr 2019
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Gresham Professor of Rhetoric

Applications are invited for the position of the Gresham Professor of Rhetoric, a subject which traditionally includes the arts, humanities (apart from music), and the social 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, has no students, sets no examinations and awards no degrees; it 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 post offers excellent opportunities to widen public exposure for the successful candidate, as well as the opportunity to expand his/her communication skills. The College pays an annual stipend of £7,000 (plus reasonable expenses) and encourages applications from all backgrounds and communities.

In addition to the above Gresham Professorship, opportunities may be available for a number of part-time Visiting Professorships at Gresham College, tenable from August 2020 for a period of 1 year in the first instance (with renewal possible, depending on the shape of the programme). Visiting Professors deliver three lectures each year during their term of appointment.

Further information about this position is available on the Gresham website at: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/vacancies/rhetoric

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, c.loughlin-chow@gresham.ac.uk

The closing date for application is 9:00 am Monday 29 April 2019

Interviews will be held in London in late-May 2019