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

  • n. The rank or office of a professor.
  • n. College or university professors considered as a group.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The office of a professor; professorship
  • n. Professors considered as a group or body

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The body of professors, or the professorial staff, in a university or college.
  • n. A professorship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An improper form of professorate.


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  • The suggestion that the professoriate is about to be de-skilled or at least broken to the Taylorist wheel is not new, but that doesn't make it less apt. Yes, We're Hiring

  • As they put it pg. 72, “we would not contest the claim that professors are one of the most liberal occupational groups in American society, or that the professoriate is a Democratic stronghold.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Academics’ Ideology and “Moderation”:

  • Another issue is that from what I recall the professoriate is extremely in favor of proactive attempts to race and gender balance the makeup of the students whom they teach, but are far more skeptical of the same considerations being directly inserted into the process of hiring or awarding tenure.

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  • What makes one a member of “the law geek set,” being a blogger and/or member of the professoriate?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Why Catholics and Jews?

  • The fact that the fed judiciary a century later, and the professoriate priesthood behind it, can moan over what they are CERTAIN is a violation of the Const, despite the fact that no amendment was added to the Const between 1910 and 2010 authorizing the presentation of such things or prohibiting st institutions from banning them, tells you everything you need to know about the nature of American constitutional law.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Sad Victory for Thuggery in Texas

  • As far as I know, the school offers a larger curriculum, taught by a more professionalized/credentialized professoriate, than it did in the Thirties.

    Matthew Yglesias » Meeting Obama’s College Attainment Goals

  • But American higher education eludes simple statistical measures since its most salient features are flexibility and diversity of educational philosophies, curricula and the professoriate.

    The Coming Tech-led Boom

  • Thus if law teachers wanted to become members of the professoriate, they had to do more than merely impart the content of legal doctrine.

    The Law Is a Class

  • What worried me from the beginning was exactly what Juola warned against—the power of one study to undo the literary detective work that preceded it, especially given the political leanings of our professoriate….

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  • But our nation's vilified professoriate isn't composed of just Marxists and Whole Foods shoppers.

    Five myths about liberal academia


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  • T.H.E.: '...the representative of the professoriate on the board lost a subsequent election after managers decided that nominees should be elected by the deans and the professors rather than the professors alone.'

    April 16, 2009