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Tenure

Tenure commonly refers to life tenure in a job and specifically to a senior academic’s contractual right not to have their position terminated without just cause.

(Clark, Ian D.; Moran, Greg; Skolnik, Michael L.; Trick, David. Academic Transformation: The Forces Reshaping Higher Education in Ontario. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press. 2009.)

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Under the tenure systems adopted as internal policy by many universities and colleges, tenure is associated with senior job titles such as Professor and Associate Professor. Academic tenure is primarily intended to guarantee the right to academic freedom, it protects teachers and researchers when they dissent from prevailing opinion.
     
Tenure

Tenure commonly refers to life tenure in a job and specifically to a senior academic’s contractual right not to have their position terminated without just cause.

(Clark, Ian D.; Moran, Greg; Skolnik, Michael L.; Trick, David. Academic Transformation: The Forces Reshaping Higher Education in Ontario. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press. 2009.)

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Under the tenure systems adopted as internal policy by many universities and colleges, tenure is associated with senior job titles such as Professor and Associate Professor. Academic tenure is primarily intended to guarantee the right to academic freedom, it protects teachers and researchers when they dissent from prevailing opinion.

Approved for glossaryposting by Ben Eisen on January 28, 2011


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