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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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He was promoted to senior lecturer in 1978 and reader in 1982, and awarded a personal chair in 1994, retiring in 2002.
In 1972 he was honoured with a personal chair at the university as Professor of International Economics.
His other University appointments include a Lectureship in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (University of Keele, UK); a Readership in Quantum Theory, a personal Chair of Theoretical Physics and Theoretical Chemistry, and a Chair of Chemistry (University of Sheffield, UK).
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.