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associate professor

a teacher in a college or university who ranks above an assistant professor and below a professor.
Origin of associate professor
First recorded in 1815-25
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associate professorship, noun Unabridged
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  • I am an associate professor of mathematics at the University of Southern California.

    Hall of Mirrors Fredric Brown
  • The associate professor of admiralty was shaving himself with care.

    The Little Brown Jug at Kildare Meredith Nicholson
  • The associate professor of admiralty in the department of law of the University of Virginia hesitated and was lost.

    The Little Brown Jug at Kildare Meredith Nicholson
  • My correspondent is a New York editor, and in his party of six was the associate professor of chemistry in a big Eastern college.

    The Shadow World

    Hamlin Garland
  • I recall seeing Dr. Bashour who is an associate professor of medicine and chief of the cardiology section at Parkland.

    Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for associate professor

associate professor

(in the US and Canada) a university teacher lower in rank than a full professor but higher than an assistant professor
(in New Zealand) a senior lecturer holding the rank below professor
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