associate professor


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

Examples of associate professor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, an associate professor at New York University who studies computer security and machine learning, says the new technique revealed by Robust Intelligence shows that human fine-tuning is not a watertight way to secure models against attack. Will Knight, WIRED, 5 Dec. 2023 Moving young people away from urban centers could diffuse that risk, said Jenny Chan, an associate professor of sociology at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, but doesn’t fundamentally address the economic issue. Bloomberg, Fortune, 4 Dec. 2023 The method, developed by Corey Scher, a Ph.D. candidate at the City University of New York, and Jamon Van Den Hoek, an associate professor of geography at Oregon State University, is a creative scientific solution that is helping journalists and the public peek through the fog of conflict. Lauren Leffer, Scientific American, 1 Dec. 2023 But that share climbed to 40% during the peak of the Delta wave, according to Jason Salemi, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of South Florida. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 2023 The concentration of nicotine in liquid form isn’t regulated at a federal level, according to Andrew Barnes, PhD, an associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University who specializes in health policy, tobacco regulatory science, and behavioral economics. Caitlin Pagán, Verywell Health, 3 Nov. 2023 But, says Pal, the associate professor, the people most able to deal with the problem are the ones who profit the most from it. Yashraj Sharma, WIRED, 23 Nov. 2023 Jo-Ellen Pozner, an associate professor at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara, says if the board doesn’t tread carefully, most of the employees who signed the letter will likely follow Altman out the door. Trey Williams, Fortune, 21 Nov. 2023 Allison Ferris, a primary care physician and an associate professor at Florida Atlantic University, said people should be listening to their doctors and not to presidential candidates about whether to take the new COVID vaccines. Darius Tahir, CBS News, 20 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of associate professor was in 1819

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“Associate professor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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