Academe may be trending away from tenure but Worcester Polytechnic Institute is adding 15 tenure-track faculty lines this academic year. It will add 15 more tenure-track lines during each of the of next two years, for a total of 45.
These aren't typical tenure-track lines, either: the slots are reserved for current WPI full-time, non-tenure-track instructors who specialize in teaching. Eventually the professors will be promoted with tenure, or not, primarily based on their...
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