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Survey reveals shifts in US tenure practices


Changes in recent decades include more flexibility for parents and greater consideration of diversity

Some practices around tenure have shifted significantly over the past 18 years, particularly around flexibility for faculty with families, a survey has found.

Academic tenure in the United States is a contractual agreement that typically grants professors permanent positions at their home institutions. Often, the process requires applicants to demonstrate the high quality of their teaching and research over the duration of a five-to-six-year probationary period.

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