a teacher in a college or university who ranks above an instructor and below an associate professor.
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Origin of assistant professor
An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
OTHER WORDS FROM assistant professorassistant professorship, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for assistant professor
I learned afterwards that he was a fine young fellow, and Assistant-Professor in one of the Universities.The Eruption of Vesuvius in 1872|Luigi Palmieri
British Dictionary definitions for assistant professor
US and Canadian a university teacher lower in rank than an associate professor
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