Gresham Professor of Business

Gresham College

Applications are invited for the position of the Mercers’ School Memorial Professor of Business (formerly ‘Commerce’) from experts within the subject areas of Business, Economics, Economic History, Management or Finance. 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.

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 within the areas of Business, Economics, Finance and Commerce will be considered.

To view further information and to apply for this position, please click the apply link.

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, v.shrimplin@gresham.ac.uk.

Interviews will be held in London on 2 February 2018

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