A person holding an academic or a teaching position at a college or university can aspire to pursue a tenure-track career path. The process takes a certain length of time, and there are specific stages that a person needs to go through. The first stage is the position of an assistant professor, and the second stage is the position of an associate professor; these stages are usually considered as the probation or transition stages that lead a person to a tenured professorship position.

After going through the stages of assistant professorship and associate professorship, the teachers at academic institutions achieve the rank of tenure professorship, that is, full professor. The process lasts up to 7 years and provides career security for the teacher, meaning that the ...

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