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assistant professor

a teacher in a college or university who ranks above an instructor and below an associate professor.
Origin of assistant professor
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55
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assistant professorship, noun Unabridged
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  • "I believe it is iodine," the assistant professor replied, frigidly.

    Ann Arbor Tales Karl Edwin Harriman
  • "I think that will be all," observed the assistant professor drily.

    Ann Arbor Tales Karl Edwin Harriman
  • The assistant professor of history glared through his spectacles.

    Ann Arbor Tales Karl Edwin Harriman
  • He saw the assistant professor's wife on the walk below with the little Mary.

    Ann Arbor Tales Karl Edwin Harriman
  • In fact, she is to marry a school-master—that is, an assistant professor at Yale.

    A Bicycle of Cathay

    Frank R. Stockton
British Dictionary definitions for assistant professor

assistant professor

(US & Canadian) a university teacher lower in rank than an associate professor
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