At Harvard, Tenure Isn't Just for Old People Anymore

Promoting more young scholars from within the faculty ranks is changing the university's culture

Rick Friedman for The Chronicle

Matthew Nock won tenure last month, the first junior professor in Harvard's psychology department to do so since 1998.
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For decades, assistant professors at Harvard University knew better than to get too comfortable. After all, they probably wouldn't be staying there very long.

Unlike the typical university, Harvard didn't have a tenure track. Instead, most young...

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