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In a British university, a professor is the most senior teacher in a department.
In an American or Canadian university or college, a professor is a senior teacher. He or she is not necessarily the most senior teacher in a department.
Don't use 'professor' to refer to a person who teaches at a school or similar institution. Use teacher.
|Noun||1.||professor - someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university|
faculty, staff - the body of teachers and administrators at a school; "the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university"
assistant professor - a teacher or lower rank than an associate professor
associate professor - a teacher lower in rank than a full professor but higher than an assistant professor
full professor - a professor of the highest rank
Regius professor - holder of a British professorship created by a royal patron
visiting professor - a professor visiting another college or university to teach for a limited time
Professor Cameron → el catedrático Cameron
he is a professor of economics → es catedrático de economía
full professor → catedrático/a m/f (de universidad)
see also assistant B
see also associate E