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    #1

    at/on/in the department/faculty/chair

    Hello all,
    Which preposition shall I use with department (meaning a university department, like that of social studies), chair (another uni structure, smaller than a department AFAIK, like the Chair of Service and Tourism), and faculty (the largest of the above if I get it right).
    Are we practising/working/studying AT or ON the chair/department/faculty of...? There's also the preposition IN that has been left behind. Which of them is correct and do I understand the meanings of the words clearly? Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: at/on/in the department/faculty/chair

    Chair to me is a single position help by a person, so we just say she or he is the xxxx Chair.

    With Department/Faculty, I'd use at or in.

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    #3

    Re: at/on/in the department/faculty/chair

    Thank you for your advice and help.

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