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tenure-track (not comparable)

  1. (education, of a professorship or other academic job) Possessing contractually guaranteed terms of employment specifying that, after a period of time, the employed person will be considered for tenure status, which typically confers enhanced job security and sometimes other benefits.
    • 2005 March 21, Hanna Kite, "Japan Lags Behind," Time:
      [T]he hierarchical structure of Japanese academic-research teams often denies women precious tenure-track positions.
    • 2009 Jan. 22, Andrew Oswald "Competition is the key to the best research," The Independent (UK):
      It would be better to forget RAE exercises and instead have a large number of independent universities with proper tenure-track positions and with high standards enforced.