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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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Since considerable weight is placed on research productivity with regard to compensation, tenure, and promotion, tenure-track faculty appear to be allocating their time effectively.
Teaching expectations for full-time, tenure-track professors at such schools generally include three courses per semester during the regular fall and spring terms, with potential optional teaching opportunities over the summer.
In the universities, the movement is from tenure-track to non-track positions.
Limited time for implementing CBL is also a concern for tenured and tenure-track faculty.
In light of our realizations about how our own standpoints have influenced the ways we approached this study, we cannot help but wonder how influential the standpoints of advocates for tenure-track appointments may also be on the prevalence of this discourse in the field.
This university-wide collaborative among junior and senior female professors was established to aid in the development and retention of new tenure-track professors in academia.
Efforts to ease the transition from practice to academia are important for facilitating early success and promoting retention of new tenure-track faculty (Bristol, Abbuhl, Cappola, & Sonnad, 2008; Curtis, 2004, 2005).
of La Verne) helps new tenure-track professors in the humanities learn how to get published.
Many prior studies and reports have been used to justify a positive working environment for tenured and tenure-track faculty.
Finally, as reported by the American Association of University Professors, the proportion of full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty fell to 31.2% in fall 2007.
I finally decided that the position would provide me with invaluable administrative experience and that I had enough support within the department to "keep the train on the tracks," serve the students I cared about, and complete my degree until the department was in a position to conduct a search for a tenure-track WPA.
But the higher paying academic jobs are tenure-track positions requiring faculty to do research as well as teach.