professorate

[pruh-fes-er-it]
noun
1.
the office or the period of service of a professor.
2.
a group of professors.

Origin:
1855–60; professor + -ate3

subprofessorate, noun
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professoriate or professorate (ˌprɒfɪˈsɔːrɪɪt, prəˈfɛsərɪt)
 
n
1.  a group of professors
2.  Also called (esp Brit): professorship the rank or position of university professor
 
professorate or professorate (ˌprɒfɪˈsɔːrɪɪt, prəˈfɛsərɪt, prəˈfɛsəʃɪp)
 
n

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There are minimal subsequent data to describe further or segment out the vocational teacher education professorate.
Reducing and de-skilling behavior and social patterns of the professorate.
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