"I'll admit I may have seen better days,
but I'm still not to be had for the price of a cocktail,
like a salted
Go Chris! Woo hoo - Well done
Does Chris's university have the same faculty structure as the US? Here it's : Instructor Associate Prof Assistant Prof ProfThe Associate prof is a tenure-track position, once they are promoted to prof they gain tenure, and generally have to kill several students in a given day to be fired. The intructor and associate prof are usually Phd level, but not on a 'track' for tenure.
I meant assistant instead off associate in the last paragraph, sorry.
As far as i know its a very different structure hereHe's been a senior research fellow for a while and a phD for several years
Professor means MUCH more in the UK. "Professor" in the US means about the same as "Lecturer" in UK. Well done Chris - buy yourself a packet of Chicken flavour crisps (chicken flavor chips in US) as a huge treat.
Thanks andrew....i didnt want to crow but you are right
Yes, my co-authors in the US are all "Professors" but none is a professor in the UK sense (and I am a mere lecturer, part-time, precoccupied with other things..., but in the US they call me Professor Scott). I just looked up Chris's university staff profile and was alarmed to find a woman's head.... (as would you be, I suspect) but then saw that was just the page header and handsome Chris appeared below, and with a huge smile on his face! He smiles when you are not there?)
But just remember to tell him that he is not a Global "Internet Sensation" like you are. Got to keep his sense of perspective...
Well..........i have to reenforce the populist vote
And the word 'Professeur' in French simply means 'Teacher'.
Congrats, Herr Professor Doktor! Enjoy your tenure and the increase in salary!
Thanks debra.....hes worked incredibly hard for it!
huge congratulations to Chris! and remember, behind every good man is a great supporter
I'll treat him to a takeaway tomorrow night!Salt and pepper squid !
Congratulations and Well Done to Chris, he deserves it.My son is headed that way, I think.He's bloody useless domestically, but the brains, they scare me...and I'm his mummy.So, I have an Academic, an Artist and a CarerI am very blessed.xAll I have to do now is get rid of The FW lol
F*ckwit aka husb....long storyx
Congrats to the Professor! Sounds like 2015 is a very good year for the two of you!
Congrats Chris, I recognise all the hard work getting there too.
He does work incredibly hard
It'll be late-night experiments in the basement soon, involving dead chickens and lightening.
Egor............my children....my children of the night!
Congratulations to Chris....good going.
Congratulations are in order Professor! Wow, I know a Professor (sort of) who would have thought! Brilliant start to 2015 for you both... but it comes in threes.... so...Jo in Auckland, NZ
sweet! 2015 is going off like bangers for both of you!(does a happy dance in celebration)
Is that Chris in the photo? Marriage has changed him! Seriously though, congratulations to Professor Chris :-)
I was going to say the same thing but Simone beat me to it!
What a great year you're having! Congratulations again!
Congrats to Chris you are both off to a good start for 2015 and this calls for a scotch egg.
Congratulations to Chris! Everything's coming up roses for you two.
Thank you all
Here I am, late to the party, again. All my congratulations to Chris, from someone who once taught remedial English to college students.
A worthy job joanne........thank you for your congrats
Congratulations to Chris. Having got my Phd across the Mersey from you I understand just how much of an achievement it is.Helen
Congrats to Chris!
Very well done, that man! I think an extra-luxurious Easter Egg is called for as a token of your love and pride. Awwww . . . .
Im very proud of him......
I had to look up what a "boffin" was ... I guess that means that I'm not smart enough to be married to a professor!! :-) CONGRATS to your husband, I know it's well earned, hard work, and quite an accomplishment!
Thank u kim...how are you baring up?
Wonderful news! What a fantastic March this has been for you two! xox
What a triumph for Chris, and I just bet you're proud enough to burst!2015 - the year of internet sensation John, and tenured Professor Chris!
Woohoo! Well done that man. Congratulations to Chris for all the hard work, and to you too, John. Someone has to keep the household afloat while Chris conquers academia!
Ah- everyone's dream- to be married to a Professional. Huzzah! (And he is lucky to have you as well.)
Hard work pays off! Congratulations to both of you because I know that you, John, are so proud of Chris! Just bustin' your buttons with pride! What a great slightly belated wedding gift.
Wow Oh Wow !Congratulations Chris.cheers, parsnip
Congratulations, Chris! Well done. I hope there is a celebration being planned :)And as Judith said above, John, you've been the support person and I'm sure Chris recognizes that too.
Congratulations to Chris.Wonderful news.
Woo Hoo, Bells and Whistles, Congrats to Mr and Mr Prof. One day, when the sun shines both sides of the hedgerows, I am going to make my way up there and look you out. Beware this is not an empty threat, I will bear gifts.
Professor Chris Burton of Trelawnyd will make a guest appearance on Going Gently to give his inaugural lecture. Life with John and 4 dogs and a cat. xxxxx
and 800 bloggers.
MAH-vellous news! Well accomplished, Prof Chris. (But J.G. - don't let him get above himself. Keep reminding him who's boss.)
There's fancy! well done Chris. x
Hats off!!!(Does this mean you will have to accompany him to all the official diners, sitting with the Dean, etc. etc. I can see some problems there...)
Well done that man.What a year this has been so far!Lisa x
Well done indeed. Many congratulations to Chris.
You'll have to tell him to pull his socks up as high as they will go...
Congrats to your better half!Two wonderful things already in 2015 what next?
March is proving to be very rewarding for you both. Congratulations on Chris' promotion/elevation.
That is fabulous. You must be very proud
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Congratulations to both of you, Chris on his new title (well deserved) and also to you, for helping to make this happen x
Woohoo! Congratulations to Professor Burton-Gray. It's a long hard slog to professorship so well done to Chris and to you for all the support you've obviously given him. What a wonderful year for you both. What a posh couple you'll make now.
Now he'll be growing his hair, and developing a confused look. Well done Prof.
Congrats Chris - I'm sure it's well deserved. You got a ripper of a husband there John, spoil him rotten.
Fabulous news, well done Chris!
That's wonderful x
Congratulations Chris! Enjoy your chicken flavour crisps x
And congrats to you John, you've obviously been feeding the right 'brain' food' and you're the perfect partner for him and he you. xx
Fantastic news! Well done.
Well done to Chris, he has his professorship (have I made that word up?) and he has you, lucky man !!Twiggy x
Marvelous...congratulations to Chris, and well done to you for bagging him!
What an amazing life achievement and I am sure richly deserved! A huge round of applause for Chris.
Three cheers for the Doctor!! :)Way to go, Chris!! John is so proud of you!
Congratulations Chris, an impressive life-achievement !~Jo
Congratulations are highly in order. What an accomplishment and such hard work to achieve.
Congratulations to Chris! What a great year for you both. Long may it continue.
He's a keeper that one... ;-)
And much better looking than the one in your photograph I may add.
Congratulations Chris! 2015 is going well for you both! x
Great news and well deserved.
I looked him up on Google and there he is on the Bangor University website in a smart suit and a yellow tie. So he is famous on the Internet in his own way. He has a long list of research and publications. A smart man, you can tell because of who he married...
All he had to do was marry the right man and now everything is going his way! Congratulations!
Aw, you married him for his mind...it's clear to me now.
From the position of one who gave up part way through her PhD and left academe my 'Congratulations Chris' couldn't be said in more awed tones.
Wow ... Congratulations to Chris. I'm sure having a good man married to him made all the difference. So now I guess it's 'Professor and Mr Burton-Gray' on the envelopes. :-)
Congratulations, Chris!!!!Sleeping with the teacher...
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