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[[File:Dumbledore's speech at the Great Hall in 1996.JPG|thumb|right|350px|The Hogwarts faculty in [[1996]].]]
 
[[File:Dumbledore's speech at the Great Hall in 1996.JPG|thumb|right|350px|The Hogwarts faculty in [[1996]].]]
{{Quote|We teachers are rather good at [[magic]], you know.|[[Minerva McGonagall]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}The title '''Professor''' is used by teachers at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. It is considered rude by some to not address a member of staff as ''professor'', ''[[Madam]]''<ref>Such as in the cases of [[Poppy Pomfrey]], [[Irma Pince]] and [[Rolanda Hooch]].</ref> or ''[[Honorific#Sir|Sir]]''<ref>Used when referring to, or addressing, a male member of staff.</ref>, as is the case with [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]]. [[Harry Potter]] often chose to omit this title when speaking of Snape to others, leading them to chastise him. However, the most notable exception to this is [[Rubeus Hagrid]], who is usually referred to by his surname. The term Sir or Madam (depending on the gender) is an alternative title to use instead of Professor, on the speaker's preference. While talking to their colleagues, they usually use their first name. [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]], however, preferred to use others' surnames. For example, he called [[Remus Lupin]], Lupin, and [[Gilderoy Lockhart]], Professor Lockhart in the [[Duelling Club]] in [[1992]]. The exception to this would be [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]], whom Professor Snape called Minerva.
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{{Quote|We teachers are rather good at [[magic]], you know.|[[Minerva McGonagall]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
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The title of '''Professor''' is given to members of the [[wizardkind|wizarding]] scientific and scholarly community engaged in education and research, taken as a whole.
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It is, perhaps most notably, used by teachers at wizarding educational institutions such as [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], [[Durmstrang Institute]] and [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic]]. It is considered rude by some for students to not address a member of a teaching staff on their school as ''professor'', ''[[Madam]]''<ref>Such as in the cases of [[Poppy Pomfrey]], [[Irma Pince]] and [[Rolanda Hooch]].</ref> or ''[[Honorific#Sir|Sir]]''<ref>Used when referring to, or addressing, a male member of staff.</ref>, as is the case with [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]]. [[Harry Potter]] often chose to omit this title when speaking of Snape to others, leading them to chastise him. However, the most notable exception to this is [[Rubeus Hagrid]], who is usually referred to by his surname. The term ''Sir'' or ''Madam'' (depending on the gender) is an alternative title to use instead of Professor, on the speaker's preference. While talking to their colleagues, they usually use their first name. [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]], however, preferred to use others' surnames. For example, he called [[Remus Lupin]], Lupin, and [[Gilderoy Lockhart]], Professor Lockhart in the [[Duelling Club]] in [[1992]]. The exception to this would be [[Minerva McGonagall|Professor McGonagall]], whom Professor Snape called Minerva.
   
 
==Powers and rights==
 
==Powers and rights==
[[File:Hagrid.jpg|thumb|left|[[Rubeus Hagrid]], the only Professor known not to have received his [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]]s.]]
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[[File:Hagrid.jpg|thumb|left|[[Rubeus Hagrid]], the only Professor known not to have received his [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]]s.]] Professors have the power to award and dock points (to determine the winner of the house cup competition) give detention and write notes for certain areas and activities that are usually off limits. Examples is how Hogwarts Professors can grant premission to such locations as the [[Restricted Section]] in the [[Hogwarts Library]] or permission to practise on the [[Quidditch]] [[Quidditch pitch|pitch]]. Hogwarts Professors can also award and dock points to the four different houses on the school to partake in determining the winner of the house cup competition.
Professors have the power to award and dock points, give detention and write notes for certain areas and activities that are usually off limits, such as the [[Restricted Section]] in the [[Hogwarts Library]] or permission to practise on the [[Quidditch]] [[Quidditch pitch|pitch]].
 
   
 
==Education==
 
==Education==
[[File:Professor snape.jpg|thumb|right|150px|[[Severus Snape]], a teacher who demanded to be referred to as ''Professor'' or ''Sir''.]]
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[[File:Professor snape.jpg|thumb|right|150px|[[Severus Snape]], a teacher who demanded to be referred to as ''Professor'' or ''Sir''.]] It is presumed that [[Wizardkind|wizards and witches]] do not need any form of specific education, other than having received their final examination in their own subject and showed particular skill and talent. To become teachers at Hogwarts, it is assumed that the wizard or witch in question usually have passed both their [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]] and [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.s]], to gain the title of Professor. However, it have happened that someone who did not complete their [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] examinations was able to become a Professor, as long as he or she had been chosen by the [[Headmaster]]/Headmistress of the school in question, or if they had been appointed by the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]. This was the case with the [[Care of Magical Creatures]] Professor from [[1993]]-[[1997]], [[Rubeus Hagrid]]. He was expelled from Hogwarts before being able to complete any 'important' exams, however Hagrid was considered more than qualified on the subject matter. Another example was Firenze, who, as a non-wizard, had not previously attended Hogwarts.
It is presumed that [[Wizardkind|wizards and witches]] do not need any form of specific education, other than having received their [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]] and [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.s]], to gain the title of Professor and become a [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] teacher, as people such as [[Dolores Umbridge]] were able to become teachers at Hogwarts. However, even someone who did not complete their [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]] examinations was able to become a Professor, as long as he or she had been chosen by the [[Headmaster]]/Headmistress of the school in question, or if they had been appointed by the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]]. This was the case with the [[Care of Magical Creatures]] Professor from [[1993]]-[[1997]], [[Rubeus Hagrid]]. He was expelled from Hogwarts before being able to complete any 'important' exams, however Hagrid was considered more than qualified on the subject matter. Another example was Firenze, who, as a non-wizard, had not previously attended Hogwarts.
 
   
 
==Known Hogwarts professors==
 
==Known Hogwarts professors==
[[File:Harry-potter-a-l-ecole-d-ii25-g.jpg|thumb|left|400px|[[Severus Snape]], [[Rolanda Hooch]], [[Filius Flitwick]], [[Minerva McGonagall]], [[Albus Dumbledore]], [[Aurora Sinistra]] and other professors.]]
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[[File:Harry-potter-a-l-ecole-d-ii25-g.jpg|center|thumb|700px|[[Severus Snape]], [[Rolanda Hooch]], [[Filius Flitwick]], [[Minerva McGonagall]], [[Albus Dumbledore]], [[Aurora Sinistra]] and other professors.]]
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|[[Werewolf]] that worked for the [[Order of the Phoenix]]; husband of Nymphadora Tonks and father of Teddy Lupin; died in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
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|a [[werewolf]] that worked for the [[Order of the Phoenix]]; husband of Nymphadora Tonks and father of Teddy Lupin; died in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
 
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==Behind the scenes==
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==Non-teaching academics==
[[File:Professors.jpg|thumb|224px|[[Minerva McGonagall]] and [[Albus Dumbledore]]]]
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The title of Professor is also used by certain esteemed individuals within the wizarding community tasked with magical research and development. Among them are:
*There are a number of known professors such as [[Mordicus Egg]], [[Regulus Moonshine]], [[Phoebus Penrose]], [[Helbert Spleen]], [[Swoopstikes]], and [[Tofty]], although it is unknown whether or not any of them taught at Hogwarts.
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*Professor [[Bathilda Bagshot]] the most celebrated magical [[History of Magic|historian]] of the [[20th century]]; author of ''[[A History of Magic]]'', ''[[Hogwarts: A History]]'', ''[[The Decline of Pagan Magic]]'', ''[[The Oracle of Palombo]]'' and ''[[Omens, Oracles & the Goat]]''.
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*Professor [[Mordicus Egg]] — expert on [[Muggle Studies]], author of notable books on the subject, such as ''[[The Philosophy of the Mundane: Why the Muggles Prefer Not to Know]]'' and ''[[Cooking the Muggle Way]]''
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*Professor [[Regulus Moonshine]] — [[potioneer]]; developed a potion to suppress [[hag]]s' normal appetite for human flesh and conducted the clinical trials, in which he lost several chunks of own body.
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*Professor [[Phoebus Penrose]] — served as Head of a [[Ministry of Magic research committee|research committee]] at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]].
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*Professor [[Catullus Spangle]] — a great [[18th century]] researcher of [[Charm]]s; author of ''[[Charms of Defence and Deterrence]]'', in which he set forth certain principles about the [[Patronus Charm]] that are, even today, widely accepted as true.
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*Professor [[Emerett Picardy]] — researcher of the behaviour of [[werewolf|werewolves]]; author of ''[[Lupine Lawlessness: Why Lycanthropes Don't Deserve to Live]]''.
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*Professor [[Saul Croaker]] — [[Unspeakable]] for the [[Department of Mysteries]], carrying out confidential research; is known to study the essence of [[Time]].
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*Professor [[Helbert Spleen]] — Healer at [[St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]] and advice columnist for the ''[[Daily Prophet]]''.
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*Professor [[Emeric Switch]] — specialist in [[Transfiguration]]; author of ''[[A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration]]''.
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*Professor [[Garius Tomkink]] — magical [[History of Magic|historian]].
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

Latest revision as of 05:44, July 7, 2014

Dumbledore's speech at the Great Hall in 1996

The Hogwarts faculty in 1996.

"We teachers are rather good at magic, you know."
Minerva McGonagall[src]

The title of Professor is given to members of the wizarding scientific and scholarly community engaged in education and research, taken as a whole.

It is, perhaps most notably, used by teachers at wizarding educational institutions such as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Durmstrang Institute and Beauxbatons Academy of Magic. It is considered rude by some for students to not address a member of a teaching staff on their school as professor, Madam[1] or Sir[2], as is the case with Professor Snape. Harry Potter often chose to omit this title when speaking of Snape to others, leading them to chastise him. However, the most notable exception to this is Rubeus Hagrid, who is usually referred to by his surname. The term Sir or Madam (depending on the gender) is an alternative title to use instead of Professor, on the speaker's preference. While talking to their colleagues, they usually use their first name. Professor Snape, however, preferred to use others' surnames. For example, he called Remus Lupin, Lupin, and Gilderoy Lockhart, Professor Lockhart in the Duelling Club in 1992. The exception to this would be Professor McGonagall, whom Professor Snape called Minerva.

Powers and rightsEdit

Hagrid

Rubeus Hagrid, the only Professor known not to have received his O.W.L.s.

Professors have the power to award and dock points (to determine the winner of the house cup competition) give detention and write notes for certain areas and activities that are usually off limits. Examples is how Hogwarts Professors can grant premission to such locations as the Restricted Section in the Hogwarts Library or permission to practise on the Quidditch pitch. Hogwarts Professors can also award and dock points to the four different houses on the school to partake in determining the winner of the house cup competition.

EducationEdit

Professor snape

Severus Snape, a teacher who demanded to be referred to as Professor or Sir.

It is presumed that wizards and witches do not need any form of specific education, other than having received their final examination in their own subject and showed particular skill and talent. To become teachers at Hogwarts, it is assumed that the wizard or witch in question usually have passed both their O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s, to gain the title of Professor. However, it have happened that someone who did not complete their O.W.L. examinations was able to become a Professor, as long as he or she had been chosen by the Headmaster/Headmistress of the school in question, or if they had been appointed by the Ministry of Magic. This was the case with the Care of Magical Creatures Professor from 1993-1997, Rubeus Hagrid. He was expelled from Hogwarts before being able to complete any 'important' exams, however Hagrid was considered more than qualified on the subject matter. Another example was Firenze, who, as a non-wizard, had not previously attended Hogwarts.

Known Hogwarts professorsEdit

Professor Subject Other roles and notes
Albus Dumbledore Transfiguration, Unknown-1956 Headmaster, 1956-1997, Deputy Headmaster, Unknown-1956
Alecto Carrow Muggle Studies, 1997-1998 Appointed by Voldemort, was also in charge of punishment.
Amycus Carrow Dark Arts, 1997-1998 Appointed by Voldemort, was also in charge of punishment.
Aurora Sinistra Astronomy A witch who teaches at the Astronomy Tower.
Bathsheda Babbling Study of Ancient Runes Teaches in Classroom 6A on sixth floor.
Bartemius Crouch Jr Defence Against the Dark Arts, 1994-1995 Barty Crouch Jr posing as Alastor Moody by using Polyjuice Potion; aided in a plan to use Harry to revive Voldemort; given the Dementor's Kiss after capture.
Charity Burbage Muggle Studies, 1993-1997 Took over Muggle Studies in 1993; killed by Voldemort at Malfoy Manor for expressing pro-Muggle views.
Cuthbert Binns History of Magic Ghost; fell asleep in front of the staffroom fire one day, died, then got up to teach, leaving his body behind.
Dolores Umbridge Defence Against the Dark Arts, 1995-1996 High Inquisitor of Hogwarts, 1995-1996, Headmistress of Hogwarts, 1996; part of a scheme by Cornelius Fudge to exert greater control by the Ministry over Hogwarts.
Filius Flitwick Charms Head of Ravenclaw; part-goblin.
Firenze Divination, 1995-1997 Centaur, temporary replacement after sacking of Sybill Trelawney
Galatea Merrythought Defence Against the Dark Arts, 1895-1945 Was possibly going to be replaced by Tom Marvolo Riddle, but was turned down, due to Riddle being too young, and Dumbledore's suspicions.
Gilderoy Lockhart Defence Against the Dark Arts, 1992-1993 A famous author that used Memory Charms to modify people's memories, taking credit for their work; lost his memory due to a backfired Memory Charm; now a permanent patient at St. Mungo's.
Herbert Beery Herbology Directed Hogwarts' one and only Christmas play; left Hogwarts to teach at W.A.D.A. (Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts).
Horace Slughorn Potions Professor, 1942-1981 and 1996-Unknown; Head of Slytherin House, First term as head unknown and 1996-unknown An old colleague of Albus Dumbledore; a "collector" of famous and talented students through his Slug Club.
Minerva McGonagall Transfiguration, 1956-1998 Deputy Headmistress, Head of Gryffindor, Headmistress of Hogwarts, 1998-before 2017
Neville Longbottom Herbology, Before 2017-Unknown Previously an Auror; sometimes shows his Dumbledore's Army coin to his students.
Pomona Sprout Herbology, Unknown-Before 2017 Head of Hufflepuff.
Quirinus Quirrell Muggle Studies until 1990; Defence Against the Dark Arts, 1991-1992 Subjugated by Lord Voldemort after meeting him in Albania during his one-year sabbatical in 1990; attempted to steal the Philosopher's Stone; died after Voldemort abandoned him. He was replaced by an un-named Professor.
Remus Lupin Defence Against the Dark Arts, 1993-1994 a werewolf that worked for the Order of the Phoenix; husband of Nymphadora Tonks and father of Teddy Lupin; died in the Battle of Hogwarts.
Rolanda Hooch Flying Instructor Referee of Hogwarts Quidditch matches and broom class teacher
Rubeus Hagrid Care of Magical Creatures, 1993-Unknown Keeper of Keys and Grounds; became Care of Magical Creatures teacher in 1993; left job in 1997 as he was on the run; possibly returned to job after Voldemort fell; half-human, half-giant.
Septima Vector Arithmancy A strict witch who teaches in Classroom 7A on the seventh floor.
Severus Snape Potions, 1980-1996; Defence Against the Dark Arts, 1996-1997; Headmaster, 1997-1998 Head of Slytherin, unknown-1996. He did state to Dolores Umbridge that he had been teaching for sixteen years, just after he informed Voldemort of the Prophecy. Murdered by Voldemort during the Battle of Hogwarts.
Silvanus Kettleburn Care of Magical Creatures, Unknown-1993 Lost limb(s) in classes, dealing with dangerous creatures, and retired in order to spend time with remaining limbs.
Sybill Trelawney Divination, 1979- unknown (presumably still teaching) Conceived the prophecy of the Chosen One; predicts the death of a student at the beginning of every school year.
Male Muggle Studies teacher Muggle Studies, 1990 - 1993 Replaced by Charity Burbage.
Vindictus Viridian Unknown, possibly Potions in 1703 Author, Potioneer, and has his portrait hanging in Hogwarts Castle
Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank Care of Magical Creatures Substitute for Rubeus Hagrid while he was attempting to parley with the giants on Dumbledore's behalf.

Extra-Curriculum Hogwarts ProfessorsEdit

Professor Subject Other Roles and Notes
Advanced Arithmancy Studies professor Advanced Arithmancy Studies Teaches in a classroom in the Hogwarts Turris Magnus.
Art professor Magical Art Teaches in a classroom on the fifth floor.
Ghoul Studies professor Ghoul Studies Teaches in a classroom in the Hogwarts Turris Magnus.
Male Professor Magical Music Taught during the 1992–1993 school year in the Music Classroom.

Non-teaching academicsEdit

The title of Professor is also used by certain esteemed individuals within the wizarding community tasked with magical research and development. Among them are:

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Such as in the cases of Poppy Pomfrey, Irma Pince and Rolanda Hooch.
  2. Used when referring to, or addressing, a male member of staff.


Honourific titles
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