Definition of professorship in US English:



  • The office or position of a college or university professor.

    ‘he held a professorship in mathematics at the University of Bonn’
    • ‘I was promoted to a full professorship in April last year.’
    • ‘She was offered a professorship.’
    • ‘He has held visiting professorships at Yale and other American universities.’
    • ‘Being appointed to this professorship provides me with more resources for research and course development.’
    • ‘All four authors are famous in their field and hold distinguished professorships in leading American universities.’
    • ‘During his teaching career, he held appointments in Hawaii and visiting professorships in Canada and the United States.’
    • ‘She was the first woman to be granted a full tenured professorship in a clinical department at the medical school.’
    • ‘I accepted a visiting professorship.’
    • ‘He quickly attained his full professorship.’
    • ‘He gave up a tenured professorship in the animal science department.’