associate professor

  1. 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

Other words from associate professor

  • associate professorship, noun

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How to use associate professor in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for associate professor

associate professor

  1. (in the US and Canada) a university teacher lower in rank than a full professor but higher than an assistant professor

  2. (in New Zealand) a senior lecturer holding the rank below professor

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