Gresham Professor of Rhetoric


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To deliver a series of six scripted one-hour lectures each year for Gresham College. 

Reports To

The Provost of Gresham College

How to Apply

All applications will be managed in accordance with the process outlined in the two documents below to a 5pm on 13 January 2017 deadline. The interview date is expected to be 17 February 2017. 

No recruitment agency or executive search is being used, and no agencies may submit on another’s behalf. 

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.

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