WCIT Chair of Information Technology at Gresham College
Gresham College was established in 1597 under the Will of the Elizabethan financier Sir Thomas Gresham, who nominated the Corporation of the City of London and the Worshipful Company of Mercers to be his Trustees. They manage the Estate through the Joint Grand Gresham Committee. A Council administers the College, which is a company limited by guarantee and has charitable status. The College has been based at Barnard’s Inn Hall in Holborn since 1991, where there are six members of staff.
Gresham College's free public lectures in the City now have a history of more than 400 years. The scope of the disciplines originally identified by Gresham has changed over time, and appointments now reflect the ways in which knowledge has expanded. So, for example, the Chair of Physic is now considered to extend to all medical and life sciences, and that of Astronomy to represent the physical sciences. Geometry represents the mathematical sciences; Rhetoric represents the arts (except Music), history, education, social sciences and philosophy, and a WCIT Professorship of Information Technology – has just been established.
The College is therefore seeking a Professor of Information Technology, the first to be appointed to this name. The appointment is offered for a period of three years and will commence on 1 August 2015.
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The deadline for receipt of applications is now extended to the 21 January 2015. Interviews will be held in London on 6 March 2015.