Definition of untenured in English:



  • 1(of a teacher or lecturer) not having a permanent post.

    ‘younger untenured academics’
    • ‘Although we are untenured, professional-track faculty like myself have insider status and some security.’
    • ‘Compounding this dejection, untenured lecturers are discovering the practical meanings of what most of the US labor force already knows about the practicalities of at-will termination.’
    • ‘As an untenured professor, it is important that my colleagues know that I take my work inside and outside of the classroom seriously.’
    • ‘When I was a young untenured professor of philosophy, I once received a visit from a colleague from the Comparative Literature Department, an eminent and fashionable literary theorist, who wanted some help from me.’
    • ‘A mother bemoaned the layoff of the untenured special ed teacher who had taught her autistic child.’
    • ‘Consequently, untenured assistant professors would follow the lead of their heads of departments and would show low interest in historical research.’
    • ‘Hey, who are Americans going to listen to - an untenured professor located somewhere in flyover country, or the guy who won the popular vote for President in 2000?’
    • ‘As an untenured assistant professor, he kept his focus on human intelligence research even when other, more prestigious fields seemed to offer better chances of professional success.’
    • ‘It is taking a toll has taken a toll in health and joy of living - in both junior untenured faculty members and senior Full Professors.’
    • ‘Others have taken him much more seriously, notably his demand that public intellectuals - especially tenured and untenured professors - be held somehow accountable for their writings beyond the discipline they teach.’
    • ‘Although even tenured professors can be influenced by the economic and psychological pressures of student evaluations, untenured instructors and adjuncts who work on yearly contracts are the most vulnerable.’
    • ‘The older established professors from the school of business had told the younger, untenured and probationary and less established professor from the Faculty of Education that he lacked courage and it was getting in the way of the truth.’
    • ‘The university would like an untenured professor to assume certain responsibilities (such as teaching a course or taking over some administrative duties).’
    • ‘Via Glenn, I discover one more thing to worry about as an untenured professor.’
    • ‘Is pithy a good thing for an untenured professor?’
    • ‘This blogger claims to be an untenured professor at a school that likes to think of itself as a top ten law school.’
    • ‘However, there is the political and social reality of untenured teachers that must be considered.’
    • ‘Everyone knows that tenured professors hold a lot more job security than untenured ones.’
    • ‘He is an untenured associate professor at Central Connecticut State University.’
    • ‘In Prussia it was fairly easy to pass the first state examination to become a probationary jurist, but because the higher posts were occupied the lower ranks became clogged by untenured trainees who were unable to obtain promotion.’
    1. 1.1 (of an academic post) not permanent.
      • ‘She got the job, for which she was overqualified, because only she was willing to accept an untenured post.’
      • ‘In 1976, Clarke was given an untenured assistant lectureship.’
      • ‘After two years at Warwick, she resigned her tenured post there and accepted an untenured post at the State University of New York at Stony Brook so that she could be close to him.’