The Frank Jackson Foundation Professor of the Environment
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 invited for the position of Professor of the Environment covering topics such as environmental science, ecology, botany and zoology, earth sciences, natural hazards and/or environmental management.
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 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. As above, applications in disciplines listed above will be considered.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews will be held in London on 9 February 2018