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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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Luisa Trindade, Associate Professor (UHD) at Plant Breeding has been appointed Professor holding a personal chair.
Joris Sprakel, Associate Professor (UHD) at the chair group Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter, has been appointed Professor holding a personal chair.
In 1972 he was honoured with a personal chair at the university as Professor of International Economics.
He was promoted to senior lecturer in 1978 and reader in 1982, and awarded a personal chair in 1994, retiring in 2002.
Professor personal chair awarded by University of Wales in August 2001.
Awarded a Personal Chair in neurobiology by the University of Wales, Cardiff, in 1986.
Professor of Human Origins and Head of Archaeology in the Department of Humanities and Science at UWCN, Stephen Aldhouse-Green was awarded a personal chair by the University of Wales, one of four UWCN academics to achieve this honour.
The personal chairs that are on display include the chair Sheikh Zayed sat on during a GCC council meeting in 1986, as well as chairs that belonged to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Prof Yahya Nakeeb, director of research, and Prof Stan Tucker, head of school of community and professional development, were both successfully appointed to personal chairs.
(A similar question, I would imagine, applies to personal chairs held in the University of Wales.) Several factors, some going bacK over many years, have brought about the fiasco of the last few weeKs.