The Hogwarts faculty in 1996.
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
, as is the case with
. However, the most notable exception to this is
, 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.
however preferred to use others' surnames, for example when he called
, Lupin or
, Professor Lockhart in the
. The exception to this would be
, whom Professor Snape called Minerva.
Powers and rights
Rubeus Hagrid, the only Professor known not to have received his O.W.L.s.
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 practice on the Quidditch pitch.
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 O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s, to gain the title of Professor and become a Hogwarts teacher, as people such as Dolores Umbridge were able to become teachers at Hogwarts. However, even 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 professors
Other roles and notes
Transfiguration, Unknown- 1956
Headmaster, 1956- 1997, Deputy Headmaster, Unknown-1956
Muggle Studies, 1997-1998
Appointed by Voldemort, was also in charge of punishment.
Dark Arts, 1997-1998
Appointed by Voldemort, was also in charge of punishment.
A witch who teaches at the Astronomy Tower.
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.
Muggle Studies, 1993- 1997
Took over Muggle Studies in 1993; killed by Voldemort at Malfoy Manor for expressing pro-Muggle views.
History of Magic
Ghost; fell asleep in front of the staffroom fire one day, died, then got up to teach, leaving his body behind.
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.
Head of Ravenclaw; part-goblin.
Divination, 1995- 1997
Centaur, temporary replacement after sacking of Sybill Trelawney
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.
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.
Directed Hogwarts' one and only Christmas play; left Hogwarts to teach at W.A.D.A. ( Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts).
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.
Transfiguration, 1956- 1998
Deputy Headmistress, Head of Gryffindor, Headmistress of Hogwarts, 1998-before 2017
Herbology, Before 2017-Unknown
Previously an Auror; sometimes shows his Dumbledore's Army coin to his students.
Herbology, Unknown-Before 2017
Head of Hufflepuff.
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.
Defence Against the Dark Arts, 1993-1994
Werewolf that worked for the Order of the Phoenix; husband of Nymphadora Tonks and father of Teddy Lupin; died in the Battle of Hogwarts.
Referee of Hogwarts Quidditch matches.
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.
A strict witch who teaches in Classroom 7A on the seventh floor.
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.
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.
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.
Unknown, possibly Potions in 1703
Author, Potioneer, and has his portrait hanging in Hogwarts Castle
Care of Magical Creatures
Substitute for Rubeus Hagrid while he was attempting to parley with the giants on Dumbledore's behalf.
Behind the scenes
Minerva McGonagall and Albus Dumbledore
Notes and references