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Adscripto; cátedra; titular de la cátedra

English translation: Graduate teaching assistant; professorship or chair; chaired professor or full professor

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Spanish term or phrase:Adscripto; cátedra; titular de la cátedra
English translation:Graduate teaching assistant; professorship or chair; chaired professor or full professor
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
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13:38 Apr 3, 2001
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Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy
Spanish term or phrase: Adscripto; cátedra; titular de la cátedra
Adscripto ad honorem por concurso; cátedra; titular de la cátedra
Cari Degiusti
Local time: 09:55
Graduate teaching assistant; professorship or chair; chaired professor or full professor
Explanation:
From Oxford SuperLex, for "adscripto:

adscripto2 -ta m, f (RPl) (en Arg) graduate student who also
teaches in the department; (en Ur) person who carries out
certain administrative tasks in a secondary school

cátedra f (en la universidad) professorship, chair;

[Note: in the US, this is equivalent to a **full** professorship--the top rank for university instructors]

catedrático:

Again, this is either a "full professor" or someone who has been named to a funded "chaired professorship": a chaired professor.

Here are a few examples of "chaired professor" I picked up using Google (Google found 1,200 sites with the term):

Stanley Sandler named engineering's first chaired professor
Vol. 19, No. 27. April 13, 2000. Stanley Sandler named
engineering's first chaired professor. ...
www.udel.edu/PR/UpDate/00/27/stan.html - 4k

Stanley Sandler named engineering's first chaired professor
Stanley Sandler named engineering's first chaired professor.
Stanley I. Sandler, Henry Belin ...
www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/Sandler041400.html

Lally School Names New Chaired Professor
Lally School Names New Chaired Professor. Shikhar Sarin,
a scholar in the field of new product ...
www.rpi.edu/dept/NewsComm/Review/sept96/sept20/lally.html

Michael Shur Becomes Chaired Professor
Review Nov. 22, 1996, Michael Shur Becomes Chaired Professor. SHEILA NASON. Michael S. Shur ...
www.rpi.edu/dept/NewsComm/Review/nov96/nov22/shur.htm

The confusing part about translating the Spanish term is that a cátedra/catedrático falls about halfway between the two meanings in English: someone whose rank is "catédratico" occupies a chair, **but** the chair is not specially funded, the way such chairs are in our own university system. My recommendation is that you go with "full professor" unless the "cátedra" actually has a name attached to it.
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Summary of answers provided
naGraduate teaching assistant; professorship or chair; chaired professor or full professor
Yolanda Broad
naappointed; (professorial) chair; tenured holder of profes-
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appointed; (professorial) chair; tenured holder of profes-


Explanation:
sorial chair (tenured full professor in some circles).
Without further context, I assume University terms.



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Graduate teaching assistant; professorship or chair; chaired professor or full professor


Explanation:
From Oxford SuperLex, for "adscripto:

adscripto2 -ta m, f (RPl) (en Arg) graduate student who also
teaches in the department; (en Ur) person who carries out
certain administrative tasks in a secondary school

cátedra f (en la universidad) professorship, chair;

[Note: in the US, this is equivalent to a **full** professorship--the top rank for university instructors]

catedrático:

Again, this is either a "full professor" or someone who has been named to a funded "chaired professorship": a chaired professor.

Here are a few examples of "chaired professor" I picked up using Google (Google found 1,200 sites with the term):

Stanley Sandler named engineering's first chaired professor
Vol. 19, No. 27. April 13, 2000. Stanley Sandler named
engineering's first chaired professor. ...
www.udel.edu/PR/UpDate/00/27/stan.html - 4k

Stanley Sandler named engineering's first chaired professor
Stanley Sandler named engineering's first chaired professor.
Stanley I. Sandler, Henry Belin ...
www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/Sandler041400.html

Lally School Names New Chaired Professor
Lally School Names New Chaired Professor. Shikhar Sarin,
a scholar in the field of new product ...
www.rpi.edu/dept/NewsComm/Review/sept96/sept20/lally.html

Michael Shur Becomes Chaired Professor
Review Nov. 22, 1996, Michael Shur Becomes Chaired Professor. SHEILA NASON. Michael S. Shur ...
www.rpi.edu/dept/NewsComm/Review/nov96/nov22/shur.htm

The confusing part about translating the Spanish term is that a cátedra/catedrático falls about halfway between the two meanings in English: someone whose rank is "catédratico" occupies a chair, **but** the chair is not specially funded, the way such chairs are in our own university system. My recommendation is that you go with "full professor" unless the "cátedra" actually has a name attached to it.



    Google search results: www.google.com/search?q=%22chaired+professor%22
    Oxford SuperLex, Harper Collins SP<>EN, and my own experience as a univ. prof.
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May 16, 2008 - Changes made by Andrea Quintana:
FieldOther » Social Sciences
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