non·ten·ured | \ˌnän-ˈten-yərd also -ˌyu̇rd \

Definition of nontenured 

: not having tenure nontenured faculty members a nontenured teaching position

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The nontenured and adjunct faculty union at Loyola University Chicago first formed in 2016. Dawn Rhodes,, "As pay and benefits stagnate, nontenured faculty and graduate students in Illinois, Chicago look to unions," 19 Apr. 2018 While common at public universities, unionization efforts have been spreading at private universities among part-time and nontenured faculty. Ally Marotti,, "University of Chicago student library employees vote to unionize," 9 June 2017

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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