What is the difference between an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor?

What are the duties of an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor? What is the main difference between these three titles. Thank you. Woops, I meant to put a question mark, not a period. Fingers slipped.

Asked By: Hector - 1/9/2009
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They are simply ranks within the system. An assistant prof is a newbie professor who often does not have tenure but is working on it. In a research university, their duties are typically to teach, produce substantial academic research, and possibly community outreach. At a community college, they simply teach and do... More
Answered By: OrangeKitten - 1/10/2009
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It depends on where you are. For example, I notice that most people in the USA tend to describe all academics as 'professors... More
Answered By: stronglattenosugar - 1/10/2009
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