un·​ten·​ured | \ ˌən-ˈten-yərd How to pronounce untenured (audio) also -ˌyu̇rd \

Definition of untenured

: not having tenure an untenured professor an untenured position

Examples of untenured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite their efforts to adapt, for untenured researchers and graduate students, delays can be career breaking. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, 20 July 2021 But younger, untenured scholars, whose work touches on potentially controversial themes, will undoubtedly find this incident intimidating. Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, 29 May 2021 Some in the discipline, particularly graduate students and untenured faculty members, worry that administrators at small colleges and public universities will simply use the changes as an excuse to cut programs. New York Times, 2 Feb. 2021 The historians were invited because they were tried and trusted (and tenured; Milov is an untenured associate professor at the University of Virginia). Soraya Roberts, Longreads, 19 July 2019 Those institutions have adopted some of the tactics of their for-profit counterparts including TV ads, call centers that handle student inquiries and armies of untenured teachers. Douglas Belkin, WSJ, 19 Dec. 2017 The dust-up in philosophy over Rebecca Tuvel has something close to a mirror image in psychology: the calling out (and the backlash to that calling out) of the untenured Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy. Daniel Engber, Slate Magazine, 30 May 2017 Known as Kat-Con to her many fans and detractors in the small and incestuous circle of untenured Latino political scientists. Héctor Tobar, Slate Magazine, 24 Jan. 2017 In one case, an untenured conservative professor was fired after publishing more (and more consequential) scholarship than even some of the tenured professors who evaluated him. David French, National Review, 5 July 2017

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Untenured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untenured. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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