Gresham Professor of Divinity

Applications are invited for the position of the Gresham Professor of Divinity.  Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597; today these lectures are both presented in person in London and live-streamed to a global audience.  Gresham Professors are outstanding in their fields and superb communicators, able to connect with an audience whose members may not have specialist expertise in the subject, but who will be informed people with a thirst for increased knowledge and understanding.

The Professorship of Divinity, which was founded in 1597, is open to any discipline within the field of theology and religious studies. It is not confined to Christian theology and it is open to lay-people/academics as well as religious leaders.

The appointment is part-time from 1 August 2022 and normally for three years. Gresham Professors present a series of six one-hour lectures each academic year. They also fully participate in College life, attending the Academic Board, being active in promotion and outreach, attending social events and acting as ambassadors for the College. The post offers excellent opportunities to widen public exposure for the successful candidate. The College pays an annual stipend of £8,000 (plus reasonable expenses) and encourages applications from all backgrounds and communities.

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 Email:

The closing date for application is 9:30 am Monday 25 October 2021.  Interviews will be held in London on Thursday 18 November 2021.

Please apply via the link.