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pro·fes·sor

 (prə-fĕs′ər)
n.
1.
a. A college or university teacher who ranks above an associate professor.
b. A teacher or instructor.
2. One who professes.

[Middle English professour, from Old French professeur, from Latin professor, from professus, past participle of profitērī, to profess; see profess.]

pro′fes·so′ri·al (prō′fĭ-sôr′ē-əl, prŏf′ĭ-) adj.
pro′fes·so′ri·al·ly adv.
pro·fes′sor·ship′ n.
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professorship

(prəˈfɛsəʃɪp)
n
1. (Education) the position or office of the principal lecturer or teacher in a field of learning at a university or college
2. (Education) chiefly US and Canadian the position of any teacher in a university or college
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.professorship - the position of professor; "he was awarded an endowed chair in economics"
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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Translations
أُسْتاذِيَّه
profesura
professorat
prófessorsstaîa
profesúra
profesörlük

professorship

[prəˈfesəʃɪp] Ncátedra f
to be appointed to a professorshipser nombrado a or obtener una cátedra
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professorship

[prəˈfɛsərʃɪp] nchaire f
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professorship

nProfessur f, → Lehrstuhl m
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professorship

[prəˈfɛsəʃɪp] ncattedra
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professor

(prəˈfesə) noun
(often abbreviated to Prof. when written).
1. a university teacher who is the head of a department. He is a professor of English at Leeds; Professor Jones.
2. (American) a university teacher.
ˌprofesˈsorial (profəˈsoː-) adjective
proˈfessorship noun
the post of a professor.
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References in classic literature ?
The second founded a professorship of experimental chemistry at a northern university.
The stones were then to be sold for what they would fetch, and the proceeds were to be applied to the founding of that professorship of experimental chemistry, which the Colonel has since endowed by his Will.
The proceeds of the sale were, in that case, to be added to the money already left by the Will for the professorship of chemistry at the university in the north.
All this activity had not caused Ruskin altogether to abandon the teaching of art to the members of the more well-to-do classes, and beginning in 1870 he held for three or four triennial terms the newly-established professorship of Art at Oxford and gave to it much hard labor.
Up to 1867 his literary production consisted chiefly of poetry, very carefully composed and very limited in amount, and for two five-year terms, from 1857 to 1867, he held the Professorship of Poetry at Oxford.
It won him a professorship in Boston University; and brought so many pupils around him that he ventured to open an ambitious "School of Vocal Physiology," which became at once a profitable enterprise.
His professorship had been given up, and he had no pupils except Georgie Sanders and Mabel Hubbard.
Wealthy by inheritance, he had chosen the field of education for his life work solely from a desire to be of some material benefit to mankind since the meager salary which accompanied his professorship was not of sufficient import to influence him in the slightest degree.
Katerina Ivanovna was greatly delighted to see him, in the first place, because he was the one "educated visitor, and, as everyone knew, was in two years to take a professorship in the university," and secondly because he immediately and respectfully apologised for having been unable to be at the funeral.
The latter's weak lungs had led him to exchange Maine for California, the removal being facilitated by the offer of a professorship in the State University.
In fact, about two o'clock, the Queen of the Desert, mysterious Timbuctoo, which once, like Athens and Rome, had her schools of learned men, and her professorships of philosophy, stretched away before the gaze of our travellers.
He holds a professorship at the Musikhochschule in Cologne.