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

Examples of untenured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Link is tolerant of young scholars — young and untenured scholars — who hedge. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 17 July 2023 Lopez, McElroy’s lawyer, doesn’t dispute that his client agreed to the untenured role. Jack Stripling, Washington Post, 14 July 2023 The unions were fighting for a salary increase that kept up with inflation; job security, including longer contracts for untenured faculty; a living wage for teaching assistants; and race and gender equity initiatives, among other demands. Pranshu Verma, Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2023 Women are also disproportionately concentrated in untenured positions. Daniel Golden, ProPublica, 3 Jan. 2023 Heintzelman, an untenured English instructor at a regional university in Texas, got an ominous letter along with others in her department several months ago. Alia Wong, USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2023 Contingent faculty, the umbrella term for all kinds of generally part-time and untenured college teachers without much if any job security, make up a huge portion of the teaching staff of universities — by some estimates, around 70 percent overall and more in community colleges. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2022 Other untenured teachers at Florida State are tweaking their pedagogy. Daniel Golden, ProPublica, 3 Jan. 2023 After years of working essentially as a volunteer, Noether finally became an untenured associate math professor in 1922 at Göttingen, where she was allotted a modest salary. Steve Nadis, Discover Magazine, 16 May 2017

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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 30 May. 2024.

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