associate professor


Definition of associate professor 

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

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Julie Chernov Hwang is an associate professor in the department of political science and international relations at Goucher College. Julie Chernov Hwang, Washington Post, "New research shows why terrorists quit terrorism," 12 July 2018 Those dangerous hours are determined by how high the sun is in the sky, explains Susan Y. Chon, MD, associate professor in the department of dermatology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Sarah Klein,, "8 Questions You're Too Embarrassed to Ask About Sun Protection," 3 July 2018 In 2014, both Tupelo and Baylor successfully battled the virus with help of the program, championed by Paul Ling, an associate professor in Baylor's department of molecular virology and microbiology. Jennifer Radcliffe, Houston Chronicle, "Houston Zoo welcomes 345-pound elephant calf born on Father's Day," 17 June 2018 The biggest contributor to rising ownership costs is rising house prices, Eli Beracha, co-creator of the index and associate professor in the Hollo School of Real Estate at Florida International University, said in a statement. David Lyons,, "Renters in better position to create wealth than homebuyers, South Florida professors say," 6 June 2018 Hayes is an associate professor of food science at Penn State who received an NIH grant in 2011 to investigate the genetics of the TRPV1 receptor. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Some Like It Hot," 12 July 2018 John Kastellac is an associate professor of politics at Princeton University. Charles Cameron, Vox, "The litmus test for a Supreme Court nominee," 5 July 2018 Beverage companies spend billions promoting their products that public health professional can't match, said Kristine Madsen, a physician and associate professor of public health at University of California, Berkeley. Jonathan J. Cooper,, "California bows to beverage industry, blocks soda taxes," 29 June 2018 Interest in the course is growing quickly, said Dr. Scott Steiger, deputy medical director of the opiate treatment outpatient program at San Francisco General and an associate professor of medicine and psychiatry at UCSF. Catherine Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, "As opioid crisis grows, medical schools bolster addiction training," 2 June 2018

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First Known Use of associate professor

1819, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of associate professor

: a teacher at a U.S. college or university who has a rank above an assistant professor and below a full professor

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