doctor (academic sense)

deliawinkle

New Member
UK English
Hi - I am translating something from Romanian to English and have a question :

in Romanian a person's title is Conf Dr. X, i.e. Conferentiar Doctor X
which means that the Dr. is an academic who gives lectures.

Does an equivalent exist in English? Isn't it simply Dr. in English?
 
  • charlie2

    Senior Member
    My understanding is :
    There are two kinds of doctors, medical one and those who have obtained a degree called "Doctor of Philosophy" (short form : Ph.D) in their own specialty.
    These doctors of philosophy do not necessarily give lectures.
    However, lecturers or professors in universities who do give lectures may often be doctors of philosophy.
    Hope that helps. :)
     

    Lakeview

    Senior Member
    Canada - English
    deliawinkle said:
    Hi - I am translating something from Romanian to English and have a question :

    in Romanian a person's title is Conf Dr. X, i.e. Conferentiar Doctor X
    which means that the Dr. is an academic who gives lectures.

    Does an equivalent exist in English? Isn't it simply Dr. in English?

    Provided that the person actually holds a doctorate or MD, I think you'd be safe addressing him/her as "Dr.".
     
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