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Professor (commonly abbreviated as Prof.) is an academic rank at universities and other post-secondary education and research institutions in most countries. Literally, professor derives from Latin as a "person who professes". Professors are usually experts in their field and teachers of the highest rank. A professor is the highest academic title held here at our university. Professors are accomplished, recognized academics, and usually considered experts in their areas of concentration in post-secondary education. A professor teaches upper-level undergraduate classes as well as graduate courses. They are also likely to be involved in leadership positions in their department and conduct ongoing research in their fields.
The Hierarchy of Professors Standard Academic Ranks
The title University Professor is given to distinguished and exceptional individuals who are internationally recognized experts in their field, have demonstrated excellence in more than one academic specialty, who are qualified to lecture and/or conduct research in a particular subject, and who are appointed specifically to teach in the University Professors Program.