- 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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I learned afterwards that he was a fine young fellow, and Assistant-Professor in one of the Universities.The Eruption of Vesuvius in 1872
- US and Canadian a university teacher lower in rank than an associate professor
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