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  • n. the office of a professor

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office or position of a professor, or public teacher.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or office of a professor or public teacher, as of a college.

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

  • n. the position of professor


professor +‎ -ship (Wiktionary)


  • The path to full professorship is difficult enough, without having to publish twice as many papers in order to compete with male peers.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • He taught at the University of Sussex in the late 60s, and at King's College London, where he held an honorary fixed-term professorship from 1981 to 1984.

    The Guardian World News

  • A fixed-term professorship with the status of a civil servant is available for three years.

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • What most people don’t know about the path to professorship is that between the time you get your doctorate (probably your late 20s) and getting a faculty job, everyone does some time as a postdoc researcher, sometimes taking two or three postdocs positions.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • (Younger children have no effect on a man’s chances for tenure, and men’s promotion to full professorship is not affected by children of any age.) — Does Science Promote Women?

    Primary Sources

  • In the foreign Universities a professorship is a high thing.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • William of Orange declared that a professorship was all too poor a reward for such devotion, but the doctor would accept of no other, vowing that his ambition was completely satisfied in being connected with such a wonderful institution of learning.

    Jacqueline of the Carrier-Pigeons

  • If he saw promotion, perhaps the presidency, within his grasp, he might deem it worth his while to stay; if not, his professorship should be a stepping-stone to something better.

    The Mayor of Warwick

  • This was called the professorship of Brafferton, from an estate of that name in England, purchased. with the monies given.

    Notes on the State of Virginia

  • This was called the professorship of Brafferton, from an estate of that name in England, purchased with the monies given.

    Notes on the State of Virginia.


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