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

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Peter Norlander, a Loyola University Chicago business school assistant professor, requested the names in 2018 and again this year as part of an effort to research the overlap between the ride-hailing companies’ workforces. Josh Eidelson, Fortune, "Uber and Lyft Say Their Drivers’ Names Are ‘Trade Secrets,’ and Chicago City Officials Agreed," 3 Sep. 2019 Peter Norlander, a Loyola University Chicago business school assistant professor, requested the names in 2018 and again this year as part of an effort to research the overlap between the ride-hailing companies’ workforces. Los Angeles Times, "Uber argues drivers’ names are ‘closely guarded trade secret’," 3 Sep. 2019 Ghannam is a former assistant professor at King Saud University. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Snake oil or genius? Crown Sterling tells its side of Black Hat controversy," 29 Aug. 2019 But Yale assistant professor of mathematics Stefan Steinerberger wants to challenge that perception. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Math Is As Beautiful As Art," 15 Aug. 2019 University of Colorado assistant professor Heather Coats studies the health impact of biographical storytelling. Bram Sable-smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Madison VA writes the life stories of patients. It changes how doctors interact with them.," 19 June 2019 An assistant professor hired last year earns $8,500 more a year than Goel. Elizabeth Hernandez, The Denver Post, "DU law school’s “fix” for its gender-pay gap revealed a female professor makes $30,000 less than her peers," 5 June 2019 Most echolocation is at a very high frequency, and large ears amplify more low-frequency sounds, like rustling prey, says Aaron Corcoran, a National Geographic Explorer and research assistant professor at Wake Forest University. Liz Langley, National Geographic, "This animal has the biggest ears on Earth (relative to size)," 12 Apr. 2019 Brian Bahder, PhD, an entomologist researching lethal bronzing and an assistant professor at the University of Florida—even right outside his office near Fort Lauderdale palm trees are being ravaged by the disease—told the Associated Press. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Florida's Beautiful Palm Trees Are Under Attack by a Fatal, Insect-Borne Disease," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of assistant professor

1827, in the meaning defined above

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assistant professor

noun

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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