nontenured

adjective

non·​ten·​ured ˌnän-ˈten-yərd How to pronounce nontenured (audio)
 also  -ˌyu̇rd
: not having tenure
nontenured faculty members
a nontenured teaching position

Examples of nontenured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The institutions already mandate an annual review of both nontenured and tenured faculty, assuring that the evaluation and accountability of faculty are judged through a thorough academic process involving multiple layers of oversight. Michael T. Nietzel, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023 Months later, Fryer, then a nontenured clinical faculty member at Philadelphia’s Temple University, contacted Lahusen and Gittings following a change of heart. NBC News, 2 May 2022 The board said its proposal would allow a building principal to move a limited number of nontenured teachers within their school building to an open position within their licensure area. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 21 Jan. 2022 One solution would be for research universities to set aside more funds to hire scientists for nontenured, fulltime positions, Macaya says. Jocelyn Kaiser, Science | AAAS, 24 Sep. 2020 More recent reports indicate that nontenured instructors are now nearly three-quarters of all college faculty. Philip Eil, BostonGlobe.com, 17 July 2019 For decades, American colleges and universities have ramped up their reliance on nontenured faculty who lack many basic amenities like offices, health benefits, and year-to-year job security. Philip Eil, BostonGlobe.com, 17 July 2019 The nontenured and adjunct faculty union at Loyola University Chicago first formed in 2016. Dawn Rhodes, chicagotribune.com, 19 Apr. 2018 While common at public universities, unionization efforts have been spreading at private universities among part-time and nontenured faculty. Ally Marotti, chicagotribune.com, 9 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nontenured was in 1959

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“Nontenured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nontenured. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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