assistant professor


Definition of assistant professor

: a member of a college or university faculty who ranks above an instructor and below an associate professor

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assistant professorship noun

Examples of assistant professor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Infectious disease specialist Shelli Farhadian, who is an assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine, and her colleagues reported the case of a woman in the second trimester of pregnancy who was admitted to a hospital with COVID-19 symptoms. Mariana Lenharo, Scientific American, "Why COVID Vaccines Are Likely Safe for Pregnant People," 2 Feb. 2021 Delaney is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Southern University of New Orleans. Staff Report,, "These three candidates seek open East Jefferson seat in Louisiana House," 27 Jan. 2021 Bankhead-Kendall is an assistant professor of surgery with Texas Tech University in Lubbock and has treated thousands of patients since the pandemic broke out in March. Shacamree Gowdy, Chron, "Texas trauma doctor says post-COVID lungs are more damaged than smokers'," 15 Jan. 2021 Ha Do Byon is an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. Ha Do Byon, STAT, "Crossing the threshold: violence against home visiting nurses," 12 Jan. 2021 Casey Frid is an assistant professor in the department of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. Casey Frid, Star Tribune, "Determing why your company exists and how it will meet its goals," 10 Jan. 2021 Budweiser isn’t likely to lose sales from skipping an in-game ad this year, said Joy Lu, assistant professor of marketing at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. Nat Ives, WSJ, "Budweiser Skips Super Bowl Ad, Promises Vaccine Education Instead," 25 Jan. 2021 Employee monitoring of remote workers could increase when things return to normal, said Roshni Raveendhran, assistant professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. Kathryn Vasel, CNN, "Here's how the pandemic has changed work forever," 21 Dec. 2020 The late-stage contract with Controlant suggests that this issue wasn’t fully thought through when the U.S. government signed the contract with Pfizer, said Ameet Sarpatwari, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Olivia Goldhill, STAT, "Pfizer decision to turn off temperature sensors forced scramble to ensure Covid-19 vaccines kept ultra-cold," 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of assistant professor

1827, in the meaning defined above

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assistant professor


English Language Learners Definition of assistant professor

: a teacher at a U.S. college or university who has a rank above an instructor and below an associate professor

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