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Definition of "tenure-track" [tenure-track]

  • Of or relating to a teaching or research position at a college or university that can lead to a tenured position. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tenure-track" in a sentence
  • "That 33% of Ph.D.s in non tenure-track positions is especially troubling, she says."
  • "Of people who received Ph.D.s in the biological sciences five to six years ago, only 13% have tenure-track positions leading to a professorship, says Paula Stephan, who studies the economics of science at Georgia State University in Atlanta."
  • "I have no guarantee of a tenure-track job, and any I'm likely to get will pay very little, hardly justifying living like a monk for my most vibrant years."
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