non·​ten·​ured | \ ˌnän-ˈten-yərd How to pronounce nontenured (audio) also -ˌyu̇rd \

Definition of nontenured

: not having tenure nontenured faculty members a nontenured teaching position

Examples of nontenured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Costa Rica is producing a new corps of skilled tropical biologists. But many can’t find jobs at home," 24 Sep. 2020 More recent reports indicate that nontenured instructors are now nearly three-quarters of all college faculty. Philip Eil,, "Consumers called out Nike and Uber for their labor conditions. Now, it’s time to shame colleges," 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,, "Consumers called out Nike and Uber for their labor conditions. Now, it’s time to shame colleges," 17 July 2019 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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“Nontenured.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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