Professor, informally eften kent as full professor, is the heichest academic rank at varsities an ither post-seicontar eddication an resairch institutions in maist kintras. Leeterally, professor derives frae Laitin as a "person wha professes" bein usually an expert in airts or sciences, a teacher o the heichest rank.[1] In some kintras, the wird professor is an aa uised in teetles o lawer ranks such as associate professor an assistant professor.

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Science professor lectures tae varsity students
Occupation teep
teachin, resairch
Activity sectors
CompetenciesAcademic knawledge, resairch, writin jurnal airticles or beuk chapters, teachin
Eddication required
Whiles a master's degree, but teepically a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D.) or ither terminal degree
Relatit jobs
Teacher, lecturer, reader, resaircher


  1. Harper, Douglas. "Online Etymology Dictionary". Etymonline. Retrieved 2007-07-28.