I received my contract for a tenure-track position at a state university in Texas. The contract contains the following: “It is understood that if due to financial necessity, the university implements furloughs for its employees, this position may be subject to the furlough”.
I am quitting a permanent position in another country for this job. But I was thinking that I had safety at least during the tenure-track period. Now I got very concerned because of all the dismissals in big techs and news about an economic recession in the US.
For other people who got tenure-track positions, did you have the same in your contracts? Any experiences with furloughs due to universities’ ‘financial necessity’? Suggestions about what to do?