academic ladder

academic ladder

[ak′ədem′ik]
Etymology: Gk, akademeia, school
the hierarchy of faculty appointments in an academic setting (university, college, or community college) through which a faculty member advances from the rank of instructor to assistant professor to associate professor to professor.
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Some are expected to be professors at the top of their field, while others may be younger individuals on their way up the academic ladder.
For every Thomas Telford School, with its record-breaking GCSE pass rate, there is a Mitchell High School in Stoke, languishing at the bottom of the academic ladder.
We believe every North Carolina student deserves access to a quality education on every rung of the academic ladder," Strickland said.
And further up the academic ladder, Young Enterprise continues to be popular in secondary schools where groups of pupils are encouraged to run their own "business" - making and marketing products and selling mock shares to family and friends.
Latest statistics show that women who graduate as college lecturers stay at the bottom rung of the academic ladder.
He said: ``The problem is that GCSEs only cater for some abilities and are part of the academic ladder from school to degree level.
Lieuallen's climb up the academic ladder seemed effortless, almost accidental.
Prof Meadow continued to climb the academic ladder, taking up the prestigious post of senior lecturer and consultant paediatrician at Leeds University in 1970Seven years later he became particularly well-known for coining the term Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy in a report for The Lancet.
Some people make their way up the academic ladder while doing their own work; it's a question of personality.
Most Hispanics at the top of the academic ladder say their acknowledgement of being stretched should not be misconstrued as complaining about the demands of their work.
He then was offered a position in Florida, where he climbed the academic ladder during the course of 16 years.
From this point we would expect him to progress further on the academic ladder, make important contacts at the Tudor court, utilize Cambridge associates with whom he was already acquainted, and, in due course, dedicate a few works to his patrons.
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