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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Jake Wegmann, an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Architecture, says research shows that if older and unregistered secondary dwellings are included in an analysis, prices drop below market rent. Lisa Ward, WSJ, "Cities Hope for Big Benefits From Tiny Houses," 26 June 2018 Calvin Lai, an assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis who has published papers on implicit bias, told The Daily Beast that the effects of training typically faded after 48 hours. Lincoln Anthony Blades, Teen Vogue, "Implicit Bias Training: What It Is and How It Works," 29 May 2018 Schmidt, an assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, is also one of the architects of the project that became the Europa Clipper mission. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Old data reveal 'plumes' on ocean world that could host life," 14 May 2018 The new method was discovered by Michael Hren, an assistant professor at the UConn Center for Integrated Geosciences, and Yvette Eley, a former UConn post-doctoral scientist now working at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. Gregory B. Hladky,, "UConn Scientists Use Ancient Plant Deposits To Estimate Climate Change," 17 Mar. 2018 Paul Poast is assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago and a research affiliate of the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts. Paul Poast, Washington Post, "These surprising countries could emerge as the heroes of NATO — and the liberal world order," 10 July 2018 Mangus came to Brockton High School in 2012 after working as a research assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Johanna Seltz,, "Brockton biology teacher named best in the state," 2 July 2018 Take a look at this map by HIV/AIDS advocacy organization amfAR, recently resurfaced by University of Texas Austin clinical assistant professor Lucas Hill: amfAR As the map shows, the programs are banned in most of the South and much of the West. German Lopez, Vox, "Needle exchanges have been exhaustively studied — and proved to work. But stigma remains.," 22 June 2018 FloridaSOAR and the department’s research is being led by Bou-Harb, an assistant professor and director of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Laboratory at FAU. Marcia Heroux Pounds,, "South Florida gets large share in 'sample' of cyber attacks in state, FAU analysis finds," 20 June 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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