Professor of Physic

London (GB)
23 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

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.

Professor of Physic

Applications are invited for the position of Gresham Professor of Physic. The position is open to experts in the fields of medical and life sciences.

The appointment is part-time from 1 August 2018 and normally for three years. Gresham Professors must 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 lectures attract large numbers of people and are also recorded and available through the internet, so candidates should have an interest in reaching a global public audience. 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 parttime Visiting Professorships at Gresham College, tenable from August 2018 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 within the aforementioned disciplines will be considered.

Further information about these positions 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 9 January 2018.

Interviews are expected to be held in London on 2 February 2018 (Business), 9 February (Environment), 16 February (Divinity), 27 February (Music), 2 March (Physic) and 9 March (IT).