Professor of Astronomy

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 a diverse audience with a thirst for increased knowledge. 

Applications are invited for the following professorship:

Gresham Professor of Astronomy This professorship is open to any discipline within astronomy or the wider physical sciences, including a range of topics, from particle physics to astrophysics.

This appointment is part-time from 1 Aug 2023 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.

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.

Further information about this position is available via the link

Or contact the Academic Programme Manager, Mariam Ismail (

Three-year appointment (start date 1 Aug 2023)
Closing date: 9:30am, Monday 9 January 2023
Interviews will be held in London on Tuesday 28 February 2023