Professor of Rhetoric

London (GB)
24 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
24 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Gresham Professor of Rhetoric

Gresham College has provided free public lectures, seminars and
conferences in the City of London for over 400 years. The Gresham
Professors must be able to communicate with a public audience who will
not normally have specialist expertise in the subject area but will be
informed people with a thirst for increased knowledge and
understanding. Applications are now invited for the post of Gresham
Professor of Rhetoric. ‘Rhetoric’ traditionally includes the arts, humanities
and social sciences and we are seeking applicants from those with
academic expertise ranging from history, history of art, literature,
architecture and design - to philosophy, classics and the social sciences.

The appointment is part-time from 1 August 2017 and normally for three
years. Gresham Professors must present six scripted one-hour lectures each
academic year. Attendance at Academic Board meetings four times per year
and some social events is also expected. The lectures attract large numbers
of people and are also available through the internet, so candidates should
have an interest in reaching a global public audience. The College pays an
annual stipend of £7,000 (plus reasonable expenses).

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 2017 for a period of 1 – 2 years (renewable).
Visiting Professors will be expected to deliver three lectures each year during
their term of appointment. As above, applications in disciplines within the
arts, humanities and social sciences will be considered.

Further information about this position is available on the Gresham
Website at:

Informal discussion may take place with the Academic Registrar,
Dr. Valerie Shrimplin, Gresham College, Barnard’s Inn Hall, Holborn, London
EC1N 2HH, Telephone 020 7831 0575,

The closing date for application is 13 January 2017
Interviews are expected to be held in London on 17 February 2017