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Academic rank

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Academic organizations typically have a rather rigid set of ranks.

United States

Within the United States the hierarchy of ranks is:

There is a parallel system of administrative ranks

  • President
  • Chancellor (sometimes higher than President in a few universities)
  • Provost
  • Vice President
  • Vice Chancellor
  • Vice Provost
  • Associate Vice President
  • Associate Vice Chancellor
  • Associate Vice Provost
  • Assistant Vice President
  • Assistant Vice Chancellor
  • Assistant Vice Provost
  • Dean
  • Associate Dean
  • Assistant Dean
  • Director of Department (Administrative Department)
  • Associate Director of Department (Administrative Department)
  • Assistant Director of Department (Administrative Department)
  • Head of Department (Academic Department)

United Kingdom

Academic ranks:

Administrative ranks:

  • Chancellor (honorific)
  • Pro-Chancellor (honorific)
  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor
  • Registrar / Bursar (usually a professional administrator)
  • Dean of Faculty
  • Head of Department/School
  • Department/School Director of Studies

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