Gresham Professor of Music


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


This position is a part time professorship in Music (musicology, composition or performance).

Reports To

The Provost

How to Apply

You will find the full particulars here

The Recruitment Monitoring Form is here.

Applications should preferably be sent by email to Dr M. Clare Loughlin-Chow (  For electronic submission please combine into a single (eg pdf) file if possible, and include your surname in the file title. If you send separate attachments, please put your surname at the beginning of each file name and your name in the header of each document.  Applications may also be sent by post to:

Gresham College

Barnard’s Inn Hall


London EC1N 2HH. 

The closing date for the Gresham College Professorship of Music is 9.00 am Monday 18 February 2019. Interviews will be held in London in early-mid March 2019.

Applications are invited for the position of the Gresham Professor of Music (musicology, composition, or performance).  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.

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,

The closing date for application is 9:00 am Monday 18 February 2019

Interviews will be held in London in early-mid March 2019