Associate Professor

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Associate Professor is an academic title that can have different meanings. In North America and universities elsewhere using the North American system, it is a position between Assistant Professor and a full Professorship. In a number of Commonwealth countries, the title Associate Professor is often used in place of Reader (used in the United Kingdom and a number of other Commonwealth universities) and denotes a position between Senior Lecturer (corresponding to Associate Professor in North America) and a full Professorship. It is thus regarded as equivalent to a full Professorship in North America.[1] This usage is typical of universities in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Malaysia and other countries.

The University of Western Australia for example changed to the American-style system in 2009, and those who until then held the title Associate Professor received the new title Professor.[2]

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North America Commonwealth
Professor Professor
Professor Associate Professor
or Reader
Associate Professor Senior Lecturer
Assistant Professor Lecturer

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  1. ^ http://www.eui.eu/ProgrammesAndFellowships/AcademicCareersObservatory/AcademicCareersbyCountry/Australia.aspx
  2. ^ "Schedule A: Salaries and Casual Rates". Academic Staff Agreement 2010. University of Western Australia. Retrieved 19 December 2012.