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Would You Like to be the Next Professor of the Environment at Gresham College?

06 December 2017   (0 Comments)

Professor Carolyn Roberts CEnv, is coming to the end of her role as Professor of the Environment at Gresham College. The search has therefore begun to locate a suitable replacement.

Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), Chair of the Society's Registration Authority, Vice President of IES and Fellow of both IES and CIWEM, Professor Carolyn Roberts, has held the role of Professor of the Environment at Gresham College since the position was introduced in 2014. She has presented numerous expert lectures across a range of topics during this time. 

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.

Five other Professorships are available at Gresham College. Details of which can be viewed here

The appointments are all 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 within the aforementioned disciplines will be considered.

Further information about these positions is available on the Gresham College website:

Professional bodies licensed to award the Chartered Environmentalist registration:

Society for the Environment
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Coventry, West Midlands CV1 2TT.
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