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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Competition between music services will help the music industry retain power to negotiate as well as give consumers options, said Larry Miller, associate professor and director of the music business program at New York University. NBC News, "The music industry needs Spotify to be successful — but not too successful," 3 Apr. 2018 Aleksandr Kogan, who provided that Facebook data, is also an associate professor at St. Petersburg University and got a grant from the Russian government to research social networks. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "Cambridge Analytica and its many scandals, explained," 21 Mar. 2018 Michael Green, associate professor of history at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, said a lot has changed in the 51 years since Knievel tried to make the leap. David Montero,, "Blast from the past: Motorcyclist Travis Pastrana jumps over Caesars Palace fountains, outdoing Evel Knievel," 9 July 2018 This finding suggests that the children with enlarged brains have a specific subtype of autism, says lead investigator Christine Nordahl, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of California, Davis. Rachel Zamzow, Scientific American, "Brains of Children with Autism Show Unusual Folding Patterns," 9 July 2018 For an entire year, WME was in conversation with Stacy Smith, associate professor at USC and founder & director of the AII, to help develop language for the rider. Cherie Hu, Billboard, "Female Powerhouses Talk Diversity, Inclusion at American Express Women in Music Leadership Academy: Exclusive," 16 May 2018 Tanisha Ford, associate professor of Africana studies and history at University of Delaware, joined CBSN to discuss the impact of West's remarks. CBS News, "Stevie Wonder says Kanye West slavery comments are “foolishness”," 12 May 2018 But Jamie Zeitzer, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford School of Medicine, told CNN that the study still has a few major caveats. Josh Magness, miamiherald, "Are you a night owl? The answer determines your risk of an early death, study finds | Miami Herald," 12 Apr. 2018 In the mid-1950s, the University of Lund in Sweden rejected Arvid Carlsson’s application for promotion from his research job to associate professor of pharmacology. WSJ, "Arvid Carlsson, Snubbed at University in Sweden, Found a Path to Nobel Prize in Medicine," 13 July 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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