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Old 12-06-2012, 05:06 PM
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7. Once you've got tenured, you're set for life. That's the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If you don't, well you'll have immense job security. Problematic if you've got commitments (family, financial, aging parents etc).
Not quite. You may be tenured at the Assoc. Prof level, but many have remained stuck because they were (1) unable to navigate the politics of the department or (2) had difficulty publishing. Once condemned, you hardly see any pay increase and they stick you with a huge teaching load, while your more published colleagues have it easy. Lastly, tenure in Singapore still means at 55 you retire automatically unless they choose to keep you. So, its certainly not for life....
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