English translation: former interim chair of the department
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Thank you, both. "Interim Chair" is the official position used. So, the choice is/was between former and ex.
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ex-interim chair of the department
former acting chair of the department
Explanation: I am not sure if it is stodgy or in fact pretentious. I assume that interim here means that he/she held the chair until another person was chosen according to some bylaws. So it would be save to replace interim with acting, for what it's worth anyway!
Alaa Zeineldine Egypt Local time: 08:28 Native speaker of: Arabic, English PRO pts in category: 11