The main difference between Teacher and Professor is that the Teacher is a person who helps others to acquire knowledge, competences or values and Professor is a academic title at universities and other post-secondary education and research institutions in most countries.
A teacher (also called a school teacher or, in some contexts, an educator) is a person who helps others to acquire knowledge, competences or values.
Informally the role of teacher may be taken on by anyone (e.g. when showing a colleague how to perform a specific task).
In some countries, teaching young people of school age may be carried out in an informal setting, such as within the family (homeschooling), rather than in a formal setting such as a school or college.
Some other professions may involve a significant amount of teaching (e.g. youth worker, pastor).
In most countries, formal teaching of students is usually carried out by paid professional teachers. This article focuses on those who are employed, as their main role, to teach others in a formal education context, such as at a school or other place of initial formal education or training.
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” being usually an expert in arts or sciences, a teacher of the highest rank.In most systems of academic ranks the word “Professor” only refers to the most senior academic position, sometimes informally known as “full professor”. In some countries or institutions, the word professor is also used in titles of lower ranks such as associate professor and assistant professor; this is particularly the case in the United States, where the word professor is sometimes used colloquially to refer to anyone in an academic post. This colloquial usage would be considered incorrect among most other academic communities. However, the unqualified title Professor designated with a capital letter usually refers to a full professor also in English language usage.
Professors often conduct original research and commonly teach undergraduate, professional and postgraduate courses in their fields of expertise. In universities with graduate schools, professors may mentor and supervise graduate students conducting research for a thesis or dissertation. In many universities, ‘full professors’ take on senior managerial roles, leading departments, research teams and institutes, and filling roles such as president, principal or vice-chancellor. The role of professor may be more public facing than that of more junior staff, and professors are expected to be national or international leaders in their field of expertise.
A person who teaches, especially one employed in a school.
The index finger; the forefinger.
An indication; a lesson.
The second highest office in the Aaronic priesthood, held by priesthood holders of at least the age of 14.
The most senior rank for an academic at a university or similar institution, informally also known as “full professor.” Abbreviated Prof.
A teacher or faculty member at a college or university regardless of formal rank.
One who professes something, such as a religious doctrine.
A pianist in a saloon, brothel, etc.
The puppeteer who performs a Punch and Judy show; a Punchman.