Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The status or position of a lecturer.
  • n. An endowment or foundation supporting a series or course of lectures.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A position as a lecturer.
  • n. A series of lectures, possibly by different lecturers, on a common theme.
  • n. Something that provides for lectures to be presented.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office of a lecturer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office of a lecturer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the post of lecturer

Etymologies

Alteration of lecturership.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
lecture +‎ -ship (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Caldwell said the lectureship is a part of Williamson's legacy to Eastern and to the region.

    Clovis News Journal : News

  • Caldwell said the lectureship is a great way to expose people and students on campus to the science fiction community.

    Clovis News Journal : News

  • And yes, I know liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has allowed the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund to name a lectureship after her; that's an issue, too.

    Michael Winship: The Bush Legacy Strikes Out American Justice

  • From next year, Oxford will also upgrade an existing fellowship in Israel studies, at St Antony's College, to a lectureship in the subject.

    Oxford University appoints Israel studies professor with £3m donation

  • It took twenty years before Cambridge University actually gave him a lectureship, a fact that left Leavis baffled and embittered rather than regretting the disputes he had scattered in his wake and that had cost him a number of teaching jobs.

    The Grumpy Critic « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Hard to imagine an underrated Ivy, but Cornell's MFA struggles to stay in the top 10 nationally despite boasting the third-best funding scheme in America -- even if you don't consider the fully-funded one-year lectureship virtually all graduates receive.

    Seth Abramson: The Top 25 Underrated Creative Writing MFA Programs

  • I was privlileged to see and hear her not too long before her death when, despite grave illness, she insisted on doing a series of talks in a named lectureship at Oberlin College, where I now teach.

    Shulamit Magnus on Tikva Frymer-Kensky

  • It strikes me as pretty easy to make the case for not hiring John C. Yoo -- and, it goes without saying, for not conferring on him the honor of a distinguished lectureship, as Canisius College very recently did.

    Is That Legal?: John Yoo, Karl Bendetsen, Firing, and Hiring

  • By the time production started I had taken a lectureship at George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia, where I taught creative writing—to my surprise a good many of the story manuscripts that I received in that class were not at all vaguely S & M.

    HOLLYWOOD

  • Dr Williams, MA, PhD, distinguished at twenty-seven, turned down a lectureship, left Cambridge and academe behind and humbly free-lanced as a roving journalist with comment pieces and reviews until the Cotswold Voice dynasty liked his style and took him on as an editorial gamble.

    The Elvis Latte

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