Professor of Law

Applications are invited for the position of Professor of Law. Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597; today these lectures are presented in person in London, and  live-streamed to a global audience, with recordings made available online.  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 Law, is open to legal practitioners, and/or legal academics with expertise in areas ranging from legal history to current issues in the legal field.

The 3-year appointment (start date 1 Aug 2024) requires the professor to present six lectures each academic year. Gresham Professors also participate in College life, attending the Academic Board, participating 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.

Further information about this position and how to apply is available on the Gresham website via the apply link or contact the Academic Programme Manager, Dr Sophie Scott-Brown (

The closing date for application is 9:30 am on 8 January 2024

Interviews will be held in London on 29 February 2024.