Is there any difference between an "Assistant Professor" position and "Assistant Teaching Professor"?

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"Assistant Teaching Professor" isn't a very common title, and the meaning of the title could vary from one institution to another. However, I would assume that an "assistant teaching professor" was a position for someone whose responsibilities included only teaching and perhaps some service but no research. In that case, it would most likely not be a tenure track position.

The two important factors here are whether the position has both teaching and research responsibilities and whether or not it's a tenure track position.

  • It might help to clarify the more standard term, "Assistant Professor", in terms of tenure status and research vs. teaching priority. Jan 4, 2016 at 6:27

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