ten·​ured | \ˈten-yərd \

Definition of tenured 

: having tenure tenured faculty members

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At Rose-Hulman, which became a coeducational institution in 1995, women make up 24.7 percent of the college's 2,146 students and 23 percent of STEM tenured or tenure-track faculty, according to school data. Billy Kobin, Indianapolis Star, "Rose-Hulman professor hopes to get more girls in STEM by studying the Irish," 10 July 2018 Ranir LLC, a manufacturer of toothbrushes and other oral-care products, has low turnover among its long-tenured staff, but was struggling to fill entry-level positions in its warehouse and factory floor, said Amy Waters, a human resources executive. Eric Morath, WSJ, "U.S. Hiring Strong in June; Unemployment Rate Rises as More Enter Labor Force," 6 July 2018 Hite became Philadelphia’s schools chief in 2012, and is now one of the longer-tenured schools chiefs in modern Philadelphia history. Philly.com, "Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite's report card: 4 As, 2 Bs," 28 June 2018 The designer carousel continues to move at warp speed, and the latest departure is one of its most tenured riders. Cam Wolf, GQ, "Bottega Veneta Designer Tomas Maier Departs," 14 June 2018 Despite being only 25 years old, Mattia Perin has enjoyed a long tenured Serie A career to date. SI.com, "Juventus Confirm the Signing of Italian International Goalkeeper Mattia Perin from Genoa," 8 June 2018 Turner was one of Michigan's longest tenured commitments in the 2018 class, as Harbaugh and company took his commitment back in April of last year. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan walk-on Tru Wilson could be team's third running back," 5 June 2018 These PhD students and non-tenured academics do the teaching that the star professors, hired for their research abilities, shun as a chore. The Economist, "How global university rankings are changing higher education," 17 May 2018 Bill is a tenured executive with a wealth of experience in enterprise software, consumer internet and mobile applications. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "The CEO of a health startup backed by Eric Schmidt and top VCs has been fired amid allegations he intimidated employees," 1 May 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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