the office or post of a professor.

1635–45; professor + -ship

subprofessorship, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
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.
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