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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Criticism of the group as oppressive and misogynistic was promulgated by disaffected former member Adrian J. Reimers, a former Notre Dame adjunct assistant professor of philosophy. Dan Hinkel,, "Potential Trump Supreme Court pick Barrett: Catholic Chicago judge stirs abortion debate," 5 July 2018 JR Keller, an assistant professor of human resources studies at Cornell University, conducted the study. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "When Winner-Take-All Battles Backfire at Work," 17 Oct. 2018 The way a society views sleep is socially constructed, said Natalie D. Dautovich, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the psychology department at Virginia Commonwealth University and an environmental scholar for the National Sleep Foundation. Arielle Dollinger, New York Times, "Napping in a New York Minute," 29 Mar. 2018 If eyes are the window into the soul, then eye tracking is the best view into human, says Alexandra Papoutsaki, an assistant professor in computer science at Pomona College. Beth Kowitt, Fortune, "This Scientist Wants to Democratize Eye Tracking," 20 Mar. 2018 In May, Lars Riecke, an assistant professor of audition and cognitive neuroscience at Maastricht University, explained to The Verge that the variance in frequencies can affect what people hear — and what their ears expect to hear. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Viral "Sesame Street" Clip Has the Internet in Full Debate," 29 Dec. 2018 Getty Images/Blend Images Timothy Layton, an assistant professor of health care policy at Harvard University, has a son who was born in August. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Kids who start kindergarten young are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD," 17 Dec. 2018 Michal Kosinski, an assistant professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, is the latest to go after Facebook’s favorite self-defense mantra. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Why we can’t stop debating whether Facebook sells data," 14 Dec. 2018 Amanda Stouder, assistant professor for the practice of computer science and software engineering at Rose-Hulman and a 2008 graduate of Rose-Hulman, agreed with Fisher's assessment. Billy Kobin, Indianapolis Star, "Rose-Hulman professor hopes to get more girls in STEM by studying the Irish," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of assistant professor

1827, in the meaning defined above

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: 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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