ten·​ured | \ ˈten-yərd \

Definition of tenured

: having tenure tenured faculty members

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Bork left his tenured position at Yale to serve in the Nixon and Ford administrations. Mark Pulliam, WSJ, "Robert Bork’s Proud Legacy and the Senate’s Shameful One," 31 Aug. 2018 Yet only about 18 percent of people trained in the United States with a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences is employed in a tenured or tenure-track position 6 to 10 years after completing their degree, according to data newly released in the report. Michael Price, Science | AAAS, "Panel calls for a postdoc tax and other measures to help biomedical scientists find jobs," 12 Apr. 2018 But Knorr, who will play at Towson next year, was the most tenured and consistent of that group. Tim Schwartz, Howard County Times, "Howard senior Felix Knorr faces off as boys lacrosse Player of the Year," 13 June 2018 While one of those units involved tenured and tenure-track professors, the rest were constituted of contingent faculty — adjuncts, lecturers and graduate assistants who teach college classes. Danielle Douglas-gabriel, Washington Post, "Adjunct faculty at Loyola University Chicago ratify first contract," 27 Apr. 2018 When Instagram’s co-founders abruptly left the company late last month, for example, Zuckerberg tapped a long-tenured Facebook executive to take over the app. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "The social networking giant is on a hunt all over the globe for a new head of policy and communications.," 10 Oct. 2018 Boettke, a tenured faculty member, referred questions Saturday to Daniel Rothschild, executive director of the Mercatus Center. Sarah Larimer, Washington Post, "George Mason president: Some donations ‘fall short’ of academic standards," 28 Apr. 2018 Tracy, a communications professor for FAU from 2002 until January 2016, was seeking to be reinstated as a tenured faculty member and receive unspecified damages. Marc Freeman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Fired FAU professor who called Sandy Hook massacre a hoax denied new free speech trial," 24 Apr. 2018 So this narrative that's in the college campus in the classroom with these tenured professors is now being pushed into the general public through media platforms like MSNBC and CNN, is that right? Fox News, "Katie Pavlich and Candace Owens on why they are conservative," 27 Aug. 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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