un·​ten·​ured ˌən-ˈten-yərd How to pronounce untenured (audio)
 also  -ˌyu̇rd
: not having tenure
an untenured professor
an untenured position

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web It has also been skewered by some critics for using mostly untenured faculty for its online programs and hyping achievements. Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2022 The only person really listening to Ji-Yoon is Yasmin McKay (Nana Mensah), a young Black untenured professor on whom the future of American studies at Pembroke depends. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 20 Aug. 2021 For untenured professors, parties are beauty pageants. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 20 Aug. 2021 Some faculty, while supportive of helping more students succeed, are worried that untenured and part-time professors in particular could be pushed by their departments to raise grades. Larry Gordon Edsource, Los Angeles Times, 20 Aug. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untenured was in 1969

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“Untenured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untenured. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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