Applications are invited for the position of Provost of Gresham College.

Reports To

Gresham College Council

How to Apply

You will find the full particulars here.

The Recruitment Monitoring Form is here.

All applications will be managed in accordance with the process outlined below. No additional recruitment agency or executive search is being used, and no agencies may submit on another’s behalf.  

Formal applications must consist of a curriculum vitae accompanied by a statement in the form of a letter explaining your suitability for the role as against the information and criteria specified in the Job Description and Person Specification. 

Candidates will be formally assessed as against the criteria for appointment as outlined in this document. The selection and interview process will be managed a panel comprised of Council members and other persons who will make a recommendation to Council. The final appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references, formal Council approval and any other necessary document checks (eg right to work in the UK).

Applications should be sent to Dr M. Clare Loughlin-Chow ( Please combine into a single (eg pdf) file if possible, and include your surname in the file title. 

Applications may also be sent by post to: 

Gresham College

Barnard’s Inn Hall


London EC1N 2HH.  

The closing date for the position of Provost at Gresham College is 9.00 am Monday 20 January 2020. Interviews will be held in London on Monday 16th March.

Applications are invited for the position of Provost of Gresham College in the City of London to succeed Professor Sir Richard Evans FBA.  The Provost provides academic leadership for the College and is responsible for maintenance of its academic standards. 

Gresham College (est. 1597) has provided free public lectures in the City of London for over 400 years.  The College was founded out of the will of Sir Thomas Gresham, who, in pursuit of a radical vision of promoting the “new learning” to all, left funds for the maintenance of the College’s educational activities in perpetuity. The presentations of the Gresham professors and invited lecturers are live-streamed and archived on the internet.  The College intends to build upon its successes to extend its outreach to a wider and more diverse audience, working to satisfy a real appetite in London and across the world for deep thinking, authoritatively delivered knowledge, and cultural experience in an era of “fake news” and soundbite culture.

The Role: The overarching purpose of the role is to work with senior management and the Council in setting strategy, and to provide academic leadership for the College.  The Provost is responsible for maintenance of the highest academic standards at the College.

The Person:  The successful candidate will be a high-profile strategic leader and thinker, with outstanding academic credibility and a successful track record in research and publication, as well as the necessary management and diplomatic skills to maintain and enhance the status of the College nationally and internationally.

The appointment is part-time (2 days per week) from 1 August 2020, and will be for three years in the first instance, renewable upon the evaluation of Council. 

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

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 20 January 2020

Interviews will be held in London in February/March 2020