faculty

noun
1 natural ability of the body/mind
ADJECTIVE
higher

the evolution of man's higher faculties

cognitive, intellectual, mental, rational

He is not in full possession of all his mental faculties.

creative, critical, imaginative, moral
human
VERB + FACULTY
be in possession of, have

She is over eighty but still has all her faculties.

lose
develop

We try to develop the student's critical faculties.

PREPOSITION
faculty for

our faculty for picking up speech even in noisy environments

2 university department
ADJECTIVE
Arts, English, law, medical, etc.
FACULTY + NOUN
member
PREPOSITION
in a/the faculty

students who are doing degrees in the Arts Faculty

faculty of

the Faculty of Arts

PHRASES
a member of the faculty
the dean of (the) faculty, the head of (the) faculty
3 (AmE) the teachers at a university
ADJECTIVE
college, departmental, university
full-time, part-time
adjunct

Teachers are typically part-timers and adjunct faculty.

junior, senior
tenured, untenured

The degree of job security for tenured faculty is high relative to most other jobs.

non-tenure-track, tenure-track
VERB + FACULTY
hire, recruit
retain
join

She joined the faculty of the University of Maryland.

be on

He is currently on the faculty at the University of Texas.

FACULTY + NOUN
appointment, position

I was fortunate to receive a faculty appointment at Ohio State.

development, recruitment

Larger grants may ensure more funding for faculty development.

research
governance
committee, senate

a hearing before a faculty committee

union
adviser, mentor

My faculty adviser made an effort to contact me.

PREPOSITION
on the faculty

her colleagues on the faculty

faculty at

the faculty at public institutions

faculty of

the faculty of the University of Iowa


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  • Faculty — Fac ul*ty, n.; pl. {Faculties}. [F. facult?, L. facultas, fr. facilis easy (cf. facul easily), fr. fecere to make. See {Fact}, and cf. {Facility}.] 1. Ability to act or perform, whether inborn or cultivated; capacity for any natural function;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Faculty — may refer to:In education: * Faculty (university), a division of a university or the academic staff of a university * A collective name for the teachers in schools in the United StatesIn other uses: * Faculty (instrument), an instrument or… …   Wikipedia

  • faculty — [fak′əl tē] n. pl. faculties [ME & OFr faculte < L facultas < facilis: see FACILE] 1. Obs. the power to do; ability to perform an action 2. any natural or specialized power of a living organism; sense [the faculty of hearing, speech, etc.]… …   English World dictionary

  • faculty — I (ability) noun ableness, adroitness, aptitude, capability, capacity, cleverness, competence, competency, cunning, deftness, dexterity, enablement, endowment, equipment, expertise, expertness, fitness, flair, gift, handiness, knack, know how,… …   Law dictionary

  • faculty — late 14c., ability, means, resources, from O.Fr. faculté (14c.) skill, accomplishment, learning, and directly from L. facultatem (nom. facultas) power, ability, wealth, from *facli tat s, from facilis (see FACILE (Cf. facile)). Academic sense… …   Etymology dictionary

  • faculty — [n1] ability, skill adroitness, aptitude, aptness, bent, capability, capacity, cleverness, dexterity, facility, flair, forte, genius, gift, instinct, intelligence, knack, knowing way around*, leaning, nose*, peculiarity, penchant, pistol*, power …   New thesaurus

  • faculty — ► NOUN (pl. faculties) 1) an inherent mental or physical power. 2) an aptitude or talent. 3) chiefly Brit. a group of university departments concerned with a major division of knowledge. 4) N. Amer. the teaching or research staff of a university… …   English terms dictionary

  • faculty — n. division of a university (esp. BE; CE has school) 1) a faculty of education; law; medicine; science teaching staff (esp. AE) 2) on the faculty (she is on the faculty) 3) a college, university; school faculty 4) the standing ( permanent )… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • faculty — 01. An unknown businessperson has donated over $10 million towards the construction of a new medical [faculty] at the university. 02. Our French professor took the entire class to lunch at the [faculty] club. 03. Chocolate was only accepted by… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • faculty — fac|ul|ty [ˈfækəlti] n plural faculties [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: faculté, from Latin facultas ability ] 1.) a department or group of related departments within a university faculty of ▪ the Faculty of Law ▪ the Engineering Fac …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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