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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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A new study of the top twenty-six law school faculties reveals that those faculties include sixty-six tenure-track faculty members who do not have law degrees.
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.
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Ultimately, it was decided that librarians would choose their preferred status, with an even 50/50 split deciding for and against a tenure-track position and subsequent new hires were all appointed to non tenure-track positions, as required by the provost.
But at my institution, Penn State University at University Park, both French and German have graduate programs, and 16 and 9 tenure-track faculty respectively, while I have only one other tenure-line colleague in my exclusively undergraduate program.
And although it is sometimes possible to obtain a tenure-track position without a degree in hand, it is generally difficult now to succeed on the tenure track without eventually defending.
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The percentage of full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members teaching at the nation's colleges and universities has been declining precipitously in recent years.
The report's conclusions are based on the findings of these surveys of tenure-track and tenured faculty in six disciplines--biology, chemistry, mathematics, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and physics--at 89 institutions in 2004 and 2005.