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Lecturer Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    lecturer n
  1. a public lecturer at certain universities [syn: lector, reader]
  2. someone who lectures professionally
Lecturer Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Lecturer \Lec"tur*er\ (-[~e]r), n. One who lectures; an assistant preacher.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Lecturer'

Lecturer is an academic rank. In the United Kingdom, lecturer is a position at a university or similar institution, often held by academics in their early career stages, who lead research groups and supervise research students, as well as teach. However, in the United States, Canada, and other countries influenced by their educational systems, the term is used differently but generally denotes academics without tenure who teach full or part time but have few or no research responsibilities.

A Lecturer in UK universities often holds a permanent position that involves carrying out both teaching and research. This position is below reader and professor. In terms of responsibilities and recognition, the Lecturer position is identical to Assistant Professor in the North American Universities and international universities that are modelled on the US higher education system. Most lecturers in the UK have a doctorate (Ph.D., DPhil etc.) and they are expected to spend several year as postdoctoral researcher, gaining teaching and research experience. In many fields a doctorate is now the prerequisite although historically this was not the case and some academic positions could have been held on the basis of research merit alone without a higher degree.

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* The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction. - Michael Faraday

* The first duty of a lecturer to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks, and keep on the mantlepiece forever. - Virginia

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