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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Recent Examples on the Web Peterson was selected for the ambulance advisory board over Dr. Tanya Sutcliffe, a pediatric emergency medicine physician and assistant professor at Brown University’s medical school, who wrote to Raimondo in April requesting the appointment. BostonGlobe.com, "ProPublica Local Reporting Network," 25 Dec. 2019 Peterson was selected for the ambulance advisory board over Dr. Tanya Sutcliffe, a pediatric emergency medicine physician and assistant professor at Brown University’s medical school, who wrote to Raimondo in April requesting the appointment. Lynn Arditi, ProPublica, "This Former Firefighter Has a Criminal Past. Now, He’s on the Board That Advises the State on Its EMS System.," 23 Dec. 2019 But very few of the four million people in India whose livelihood depends on marine fisheries go looking specifically for sharks, explained Divya Karnad, a marine biologist and assistant professor at Ashoka University. Bhanu Sridharan, Quartz India, "A little village in southern India may have the secret to sustainable shark fishing," 25 Nov. 2019 Mintzi Auanda Martínez-Rivera, a Latin American studies expert and assistant professor of anthropology at Providence College, said the items placed on the altars have deep meaning for the family members. Natalia E. Contreras, Indianapolis Star, "'Instead of sadness, I feel joy': How Day of the Dead celebrations pay tribute to family," 31 Oct. 2019 Phillip Reese is a data reporting specialist and an assistant professor of journalism at Cal State Sacramento. Phillip Reese, Los Angeles Times, "When masculinity turns ‘toxic’: A gender profile of mass shootings," 7 Oct. 2019 Cancer was a logical first step for immunotherapies, says Marcela Maus, director of cellular immunotherapy at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Cancer Center and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. Karen Weintraub, Scientific American, "Could Immunotherapy Treat Diseases Besides Cancer?," 30 Sep. 2019 Vuong, 30, is a 2006 graduate of Glastonbury High and an assistant professor at UMass Amherst. Mikala Kane, courant.com, "Good news this week: A high school football player has an amazing comeback and a cat is rescued after nearly five days in a tree," 27 Sep. 2019 Atlas Obscura Let’s talk about system change Sheila Cannon is a researcher and assistant professor of social entrepreneurship at Trinity College Dublin. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Trump Administration to Deport Kids Seeking Medical Treatment: raceAhead," 30 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of assistant professor

1827, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jan 2020

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“Assistant professor.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assistant%20professor. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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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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