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tenure

[ten′yər]
Etymology: L, tenere, to hold
1 (in a university) a faculty appointment with few limits on the number of years it may be held.
2 a permanent appointment usually awarded to a person who has advanced to the rank of associate professor and who demonstrates scholarship, community service, and teaching excellence in a specific field of study.

tenure

Academia A status granted to a person with a 'terminal' degree–eg, doctor of medicine–MD or doctor of philosophy–PhD, after a trial period, which protects him/her from summary dismissal; tenured academicians are expected to assume major duties in research, teaching and, if applicable, Pt care fostering, through their activities, the academic 'agenda' of their respective departments or institutions. See Endowed chair, Lecturer, Professor. Cf Chair.

tenure

(tĕn′yĕr) [L. tenēre, to hold]
1. The holding of a property, place, or occupational assignment.
2. The specification that an employee (typically someone in an academic setting) may hold a position permanently unless he or she behaves with gross negligence.
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The campaign failed and council tenants kept their security of tenure.
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The crisis impinges on all who are privately renting accommodation and facing rising rents with little security of tenure.
Robertson argues that, ultimately, women traders can improve their situation only through collective action that compels policy makers to institute loan schemes, stop police harassment, and provide low-cost selling spaces with security of tenure.
There are three core characteristics of judicial and independence: security of tenure, financial security, and administrative independence.
22 by the Labor and Employment Department, rejected the proposed 10-year suspension of collective bargaining, saying it is illegal and would remove their security of tenure which could lead to massive layoffs.
This judicial embrace of political expediency is as incompatible with coherent moral reasoning as it is incongruous on the part of a non-elected official, whose security of tenure insulates him from the play of pressure, interest, and opinion in the nation.
Some 30 000 squatters (almost 10 per cent of the population) are without security of tenure, living in shacks, on vacant land and in ruined buildings.
He said such a system would provide greater security of tenure and ensure that only suitable black candidates are resettled on commercial farms.

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