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  • adj. Lacking tenure (permanence at an academic job).

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Examples

  • A probationary teacher - that is to say untenured - he was one of several teachers let go as part of School District 9-R's necessary budget cuts.

    Durangoherald.com

  • Starting with the simply weird, consider the notion that: "The system also hamstrings younger untenured professors, making them fearful of taking intellectual risks and causing them to write in jargon aimed only at those in their narrow subdiscipline: Thus in economics, people have" utility functions "instead of needs and wants."

    Tenure trouble?

  • The system also hamstrings younger untenured professors, making them fearful of taking intellectual risks and causing them to write in jargon aimed only at those in their narrow subdiscipline: Thus in economics, people have "utility functions" instead of needs and wants.

    Tenure trouble?

  • Does he really think that only untenured economics professors use this "jargon".

    Tenure trouble?

  • Though he is right that the effect makes untenured professors fearful of taking risks, more importantly it also makes universities fearful of hiring people full-time, lest they get stuck with an expensive lemon for decade after decade ... leading to an over-reliance on adjunct faculty.

    Tenure trouble?

  • To me the real problem with the combination is that elderly professors will have an extremely difficult time relating to students, doing quality research and making appropriate choices about who to tenure among a department's untenured faculty.

    Tenure trouble?

  • Focusing specifically on untenured faculty, we find that male assistant professors work slightly less, on average, than female assistant professors, but these same males spend almost three more hours a week on research than their female counterparts.

    Service in the Academy: Broadening Participation by Reconfiguring Participation? « Beki's Blog (there's an original name)

  • The recent firing of untenured associate professor Stephen Roberds by Southern Utah University has ignited some smoldering discontent among some SUU students.

    "Do the Opposite": Efficiency Wages and Incentives for Employer Candor, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • I also happen to be an Economist (untenured of course).

    Worrying About Demand, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • We should see more efficiency (more untenured professors spending more effort on teaching) and more teaching of science and other systematic subjects (rather than preachy moralizing and indoctrination disguised as academic subjects).

    College Education Oversold?, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

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