ten·​ured | \ ˈten-yərd How to pronounce tenured (audio) \

Definition of tenured

: having tenure tenured faculty members

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Under the short-tenured Irma Vallecillo the award became the musical equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize rather than the unveiling of a diamond in the rough. Stuart Isacoff, WSJ, "This Piano Competition Strikes a Different Note," 18 Apr. 2018 Nearly seven years and one grueling elbow reconstruction later, the 27-year-old Erlin is among San Diego’s longest continuously-tenured players. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Talking with ... Padres pitcher Robbie Erlin," 22 June 2018 Another, New England, has the most tenured coach in football. Albert Breer, SI.com, "Dolphins Reset, Patriots Regroup, NFL Recharges," 4 June 2018 Hitchcock and Leffler will continue to be tenured faculty at the university, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "Trump aide Marc Short's hiring at University of Virginia prompts professors' resignation," 31 July 2018 McAdams case became cause celebre Many conservatives argue universities should have more latitude to fire tenured faculty, but this case played out differently. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Supreme Court sides with Marquette professor John McAdams in free speech case, orders university to reinstate him," 6 July 2018 Those campuses also took much longer to discipline members of the Academic Senate, who include tenured faculty, than staff. Teresa Watanabe, latimes.com, "Three UC campuses did not consistently discipline faculty accused of sexual misconduct, state auditor finds," 21 June 2018 The review, which examined a decade of cases, found staff was disciplined in 43 days on average, compared to 220 days for tenured faculty. Washington Post, "Audit faults University of California sex misconduct process," 21 June 2018 The public agenda for Friday’s meeting is thin: Approving contract renewals for the school’s basketball coach, hiring tenured faculty and rethinking the landscaping for an incinerator storage building. Douglas Belkin, WSJ, "Michigan State Board Weighs How to Pay $500 Million Nassar Settlement," 21 June 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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