assistant professor

noun

Definition of assistant professor

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

assistant professorship

noun

First Known Use of assistant professor

1827


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Defined for English Language Learners

assistant professor

noun

Definition of assistant professor for English Language Learners

  • : 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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