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This paper examines limited-term full-time faculty (LTFTs) in Canadian universities in 1991-1992 in response to the author's survey. It addresses the following issues: the faculty hierarchy, the characteristics of LTFTs, career paths, career aspirations and job prospects, barriers to achieving tenure-stream positions, workloads, perceptions of their workplace, and their view of how tenured faculty perceive them. The discussion examines these questions: Are LTFTs a kind of "disposable" faculty? Does hierarchy in academe begin where collegium ends?