Definition of tenure track in English:

tenure track

Syllabification: ten·ure track


[usually as modifier] chiefly North American
  • An employment structure whereby the holder of a post, typically an academic one, is guaranteed consideration for eventual tenure: a tenure-track position
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    • The process of granting tenure begins when a professor is hired into a tenure track position.
    • The party's main recommendation was the establishment of a tenure track career pathway for outstanding trainee academics.
    • She noted tenure track faculty go through a ‘rigorous’ probationary period during which they must demonstrate their skills in not only teaching, but also in research and service.

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