I have a bit of a problem finding the right way to say/write the following:
Gained the academic title of professor of xxx.
Is the choice of gained fine, or should I use some other verb that is used more frequently in this context? Maybe obtain or earn, or something else, is more proper?
Also, should it be "the academic title" at all, or rather a "degree"? I personally didn't use degree because I would use it when emphasizing a Baccalaureate as opposed to Master's degree, for example. In this case, it's just a matter of simply stating the fact that a certain title (degree?) is a result of studies.
Lastly, maybe professor should be capitalized?
I know, these questions must be awful and ridiculous, but it's been a long time since I even had to use my English in a serious situation. So I trust I'll get some help here.