full professor

noun
professor ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1930–35, Americanism

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full professor
 
n
(US), (Canadian) a university teacher of the highest academic rank

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Example sentences
If it is remotely true it is if one considers only those who attain the rank of
  full professor early in their career.
In early middle age his father was already a full professor.
Scholarship is the great equalizer when one is considering faculty promotions
  to full professor and the ideas don't matter.
She told me about a horrendous situation she went through last year when
  applying for promotion to full professor.
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