assistant professor

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noun

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
Related formsassistant professorship, noun
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assistant professor

noun

US and Canadian a university teacher lower in rank than an associate professor
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