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A member of the faculty at an institution of higher learning who has attained its highest possible academic rank and possesses special knowledge in an occupation requiring special skills

professor

Academia A member of the faculty at an institution of higher learning who has attained its highest possible academic rank, who possesses special knowledge in an occupation requiring special skills. See 'Chair. '. Cf, Lecturer.
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The Chicago Tribune said that Romney, a former private equity executive, spoke in lists and was more concise than Obama, who has practiced unsuccessfully at tamping down his professorial style.
Not only will you gain insight into professorial thought patterns, but you'll have a great advantage in knowing how masses of undergraduate students appear to those standing at the front of the class.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Lee is the first woman to occupy the posts of Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature at Oxford and Professorial Fellow of New College Oxford and her works include a biography of Virginia Woolf and a soon to be released biography of Edith Wharton.
Rendered with a graphic flatness that recalls ligne claire, the influential illustrational style that Herge pioneered, Paulina whistles (or rather, emits a musical note in a speech bubble) as she strolls beneath the Stalinist-baroque vaults of the metro station; a professorial type in a brown suit does a double take as he spies Cheyney and Eileen behind him in a fresco-filled interior; and Simon gazes moodily at the sidewalk on a nocturnal Brooklyn street.
The accompanying spread included a photo of Daly--looking professorial, in a tweed jacket and tie, a pair of eyeglasses dangled around his neck--in front of a movie poster of Antonioni's "Blow Up.
He has served as distinguished professorial lecturer since 1991.
McGrew offers statistics, helpful hints and plain common sense presented in easily understood language without sounding overly professorial or scare mongering.
But I had arrived at that decision after experience in various fields of social work--in correctional institutions, psychiatric clinics, professorial duties in colleges.
Setting forth his personal views in a professorial fashion, Kurtz affords the reader ample opportunity to pick and choose among the aphorisms of what he for decades referred to as secular humanism--an identification he uses less frequently now, going so far as to adopt the American Humanist Association's style of uppercasing Humanist in his prefatory.
And if Williams' learned introductions seemed a little dry and professorial, it was hard to find fault with his quiet dedication to the music of the classical guitar.
Even my professorial abilities can't cure his addiction to pies and Welsh rarebit.
Mr Moffat, who was also recently elected a professorial fellow of the university for his contributions to military education, has served on its governing bodies for more than 20 years as chairman of Northumbrian Universities Military Education Committee.