An associate professor educates at a higher-education institution such as a community college, college,, or university. The main job of an associate professor typically is to teach students and conduct research, and they typically have the same job responsibilities as a full professor; the major difference is that associate professors have not yet attained tenure.
Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Tasks
Participate in university and departmental meetings and policy reviews.
Create course syllabi, materials, readings, and grading rubrics.
Teach online and in-person courses to meet learning objectives.
Write grants and conduct research.