A note on tenure: For postsecondary teachers, a significant goal in the traditional academic career is attaining tenure — a guarantee that a professor cannot be fired without just cause. The tenure process can take up to seven years of moving up the ranks in tenure-track positions. The ranks are assistant professor, associate professor, and professor. Tenure is granted through a review of the candidate’s research, contribution to the institution, and teaching abilities. However, institutions are relying more heavily on limited-term and part-time faculty contracts.
I am a retired biology professional With a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Virginia, did a postdoctoral at Yale University and continued research at The University of Chicago. I have taught throughout this period, including general biology, cell biology and medical school.When I retired I wanted to continue teaching the subject I love. So I started tutoring (now for seven years) the subject in my neighborhood and in several schools in the northern D.C. metropolitan area including: Connelly School of the Holy Child, Georgetown Visitation, Gonzaga, St. John’s College High School, Landon, The Potomac School, Walt Whitma ... View Profile