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Assistant professor

a teacher in a college or university who ranks above an instructor and below an associate professor.
Contemporary Examples

“It was exhilarating,” says the University of Wisconsin assistant professor of arts education.
Scott Walker’s Last Stand? Democrats Lose Momentum In Wisconsin Sally Kohn May 31, 2012

Do you know Richard Bargis, assistant professor of philosophy at your alma mater?
How to Make Frenemies on LinkedIn Kelly Williams Brown March 15, 2014

Molly Worthen is an assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Did the Southern Baptist ‘Conservative Resurgence’ Fail? Molly Worthen May 31, 2014

Eric Puchner is an assistant professor of literature at Claremont McKenna College.
Juvenilia: A Bibliography Eric Puchner February 14, 2010

Gregory Weiner, assistant professor of political science at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass.
Obama’s Second-Term Crisis David Freedlander January 26, 2013

Historical Examples

In fact, she is to marry a school-master—that is, an assistant professor at Yale.
A Bicycle of Cathay Frank R. Stockton

The assistant professor of history glared through his spectacles.
Ann Arbor Tales Karl Edwin Harriman

Mr. Brainerd was, however, only an assistant professor, and it was now understood by all that he would never be anything higher.
Tutors’ Lane Wilmarth Lewis

He saw the assistant professor’s wife on the walk below with the little Mary.
Ann Arbor Tales Karl Edwin Harriman

The assistant professor, squaring his shoulders, assumed the privilege of answering the breezy youth.
Ann Arbor Tales Karl Edwin Harriman

(US & Canadian) a university teacher lower in rank than an associate professor


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