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[pruh-fes-er-ship] /prəˈfɛs ərˌʃɪp/
the office or post of a professor.
Origin of professorship
1635-45; professor + -ship
Related forms
subprofessorship, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for professorship
  • He's held a university professorship and was an editor at professional journals.
  • After four years away from the university, his tenured professorship is at risk.
  • He was treasurer of the college in which her husband held a professorship.
  • Then they land a professorship and are faced with the responsibility of overseeing their own laboratory.
  • Failure, says academic culture, is anything other than achieving the ultimate goal of a tenure-track professorship.
  • Then you landed a starting professorship and were magically bestowed with health benefits and a retirement account.
  • Breastfeeding life is short compared to university professorship and other social duties.
  • One caveat: make sure that you are really, really want the professorship.
Word Origin and History for professorship

1640s, from professor + -ship.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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