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.
Peterson, M. (2006). Academic Tenure and Higher Education in the United States: Implications for the Dental Education Workforce in the Twenty-First Century. Journal of Dental Education (71)3.
Myth Busting, lifetime job guarantee, Tenured faculty don't work very hard., Tenure necessary for academic freedom... the Constitution protects academic freedom; you don't need tenure for that., Just about all professors have tenure.
Matched to Your Vision
"people want colleagues, not conflict"
Being seen is vital
Thomas P.A., Diener-West M., Canto M.I., Martin D.R., Post W.S., Streif M.B. (2004). Results of an academic promotion and career path survey of faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Academic Medicine, 79, 258-264
Which One Will You Be?, Basic Researcher?, 50% Bench Research + > 50% Grant Funded, 50% of Time = Mix of Patient Care, Teaching, & Admin, Clinical Researcher?, 50% Clinical Research + > 50% Grant Funded, 10% of Time = Admin/Teaching & 40% Patient Care, Academic Clinician?, 70%-90% Patient Care, 10%-30% of Time = Teaching, Teacher-Clinician, <50% Patient Care, Balance = Mix of Teaching, Patient Care, Admin
Sample Tenure/Promotion “Clock”, University of Washington, School of Nursing
Your Dossier?, Showcasing Work, Peer Review
Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing. (2007). Faculty appointment and promotion criteria.