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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 most obvious and significant trend in the table is the recent drop in the number and percentage of tenure track positions.
Remember that the first five to six years of a tenure track career are the hardest and most time intensive.
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A business professional without an extensive research record will find it difficult to obtain a tenure track position at one of these institutions.
As tenure track professors in an HSI, we have united through REAL to ensure that we can successfully educate minority students.
Despite such expectations, one participant described her personal development during the first two years on the tenure track as the "most incredible journey as a person, scholar, mother, and woman.
This study incorporates the AACSB dimension by looking at the total number of tenure track AACSB positions and tenure track candidates.
This article describes the work of a writing group over a two year period organized to help seven tenure track faculty members increase scholarly productivity.
Recently, I have been out on the job market, hoping to secure a tenure track position as an assistant professor and writing center director with adequate release time to run the writing center and conduct my research at an institution that will value my writing center work as an administrator and researcher as something more than a mere committee assignment.
African-American instructors who are either tenured or are on a tenure track rose from 7 percent of the staff last year to 7.
I am writing in response to the article, "Minority Faculty Finish Last on Tenure Track [November 2002]," written by Rupa Shenoy.