Professor of Astronomy

Salary

Annual stipend of £7,000 (plus reasonable expenses)

Purpose

Astronomy at Gresham includes the usual areas of the discipline, but has also 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. 

Reports To

The Provost

How to Apply


Further particulars of the position, and information about how to apply can be downloaded here

Our recruitment monitoring form is available here

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

Interviews will be held in London on 4 February 2019

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

Applications are invited for the position of the Gresham Professor of Astronomy.  Astronomy at Gresham includes the usual areas of the discipline, but has also 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, 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 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. Applications in the physical sciences or within other Gresham disciplines will be considered.