Professor of Rhetoric

London (Greater) (GB)
15 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Gresham College Professor of Rhetoric

Applications are invited for the position of Professor of Rhetoric. Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597; today these lectures are presented in person in London, and  live-streamed to a global audience, with recordings made available online.

Gresham Professors are outstanding in their fields and superb communicators, able to connect with an audience whose members may not have specialist expertise in the subject, but who will be informed people with a thirst for increased knowledge and understanding.

The Professorship of Rhetoric, is open to scholars in the arts, humanities (apart from Music), and the social sciences.  As the topics covered cycle periodically, for this appointment the College particularly encourages applicants in politics or political history, although candidates in the arts and humanities are not precluded from applying, and all applications will be seriously considered.

The 3-year appointment (start date 1 Aug 2023) requires the professor to present six lectures each academic year. Gresham Professors also participate in College life, attending the Academic Board, participating in promotion and outreach, attending social events and acting as ambassadors for the College. The post offers excellent opportunities to widen public exposure for the successful candidate. The College pays an annual stipend of £8,000 (plus reasonable expenses) and encourages applications from all backgrounds and communities.

Further information about this position and how to apply is available on the Gresham website at: or contact the Academic Programme Manager, Mariam Ismail (

The closing date for application is 9:30 am on 9 January 2023.  Interviews will be held in London on 1 March 2023.