tenure

(redirected from tenured)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Tenured professors think otherwise, of course; they think they are brave.
Even though numerous universities are implementing more part-time or contingency faculty as efficient means to balance budgets, those tenured are utilizing lifelong job security.
The 7th Circuit found the new statute violated the contract clause rights of previously tenured teachers.
The only difference between the US tenured teachers, however, and the array of misfits that do the rounds in Bahrain, in my opinion, is that for seven years at least, the teachers in the US did a good job.
While the majority of those tenured for more than 10 years (red) stated that colleagues, family, mentors, and finances had mattered most, their younger peers--especially those tenured for less than three years (black)--believed the opposite to be true.
The university motivates tenured faculty by reviewing them fully every three years, and those with meritorious performance can receive 8 percent pay raises - from a pool of money for that purpose which the UO and the faculty union, United Academics, negotiate each contract season.
A popular misconception casts tenured professors as agitators who cite academic freedom as an excuse to squabble with administrators.
He said cost-cutting steps have included, among other things, laying off one tenured professor and eliminating a number of staff positions.
The higher-ed sample consisted of 37 (44.5%) recorded as tenured faculty, while 46 (55.42%) were nontenured.
The report defines a fund as "young" if its start date was within the last two years, "mid-size" if it has been within the last two to four years, and "tenured" if it has been operating for more than four years.
Whereas full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty were once the norm, the professoriate is now comprised of mostly non-tenure-track faculty.