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The Professor Is In: Is a Renewable Faculty Job Ever Better Than One on the Tenure Track?

Question: What are the merits of a tenure-track job at a small college versus a term/clinical position at a major research university (R1 or R2)? I’m on the tenure track at a liberal-arts college, but on a very low salary. I have a possibility of a "clinical professorship" — a renewable term position — at an R1 univer...