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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Amber Wiley, assistant professor of art history at Rutgers University, researches architecture, urbanism, and African American cultural studies. Charlotte West, Teen Vogue, "SCAD Building Named After Clarence Thomas Sparks Opposing Petitions," 22 Oct. 2018 That's backed up by a paper co-authored by an assistant professor at Michigan State Univeristy, Binbin Zheng. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti aims big, says "Our kids can achieve at high levels"," 12 Feb. 2018 Women make up just under a third of assistant professors in economics, but their numbers drop to 25 percent among associate professors and about 13 percent among full professors. Elizabeth Drew, New Republic, "Capital Offenses," 8 Feb. 2018 And research from Miriam Schwartz-Ziv, Ph.D., assistant professor at Michigan State University, has found that members of gender-balanced boards are twice as active (meaning, likely to take initiative) as non-gender- balanced boards. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "How Many Women Does It Take to Change a Congress?," 10 Oct. 2018 Elbert Hearon, Aurora University assistant professor of business analytics, will present the program, which will be at Aurora University’s Orchard Center campus, 2245 Sequoia Drive, Aurora. Joy Davis, Aurora Beacon-News, "SciTech in Aurora to have expanded summer hours," 14 June 2018 Prior to joining Houston Methodist Primary Care Group, Nagaraj served as an assistant professor at the Baylor College of Medicine and was consistently recognized for excellence in patient care. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Sudha Nagaraj, M.D. joins Houston Methodist Primary Care Group in Sweetwater Sugar Land," 24 Apr. 2018 The people in the photograph include Dr. Flavio Uribe, an assistant professor and orthodontics program director at UConn Health and a visiting associate professor at the Yale School of Medicine. CBS News, "Dental students at Yale took selfie with severed heads: AP," 6 Feb. 2018 Ali Borji, a 39-year-old assistant professor in the school’s Department of Computer Science, was arrested at his on-campus office Thursday night. Michael Williams,, "UCF professor accused of stalking student: 'Be happy that somebody likes you this much to stalk you'," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of assistant professor

1827, in the meaning defined above

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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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