Tenure refers to the entitlement of a faculty member to serve in the academic position held unless dismissed for good cause. Tenure is based on the need to protect academic freedom and is irrevocable except as specified in University Rule 12.01.99.M2 - University Statement on Academic Freedom, Responsibility, Tenure, and Promotion.  De jure tenure is obtained only by the affirmative action of the Board of Regents.

For Promotion & Tenure questions, please email facultyevaluation@tamu.edu. Please do not email individuals directly.

2021-2022 University Promotion & Tenure Guidelines

Please read this year's University Promotion and Tenure Packages Submission Guidelines. Please remember that these guidelines may change each year.

University, college and department guidelines related to tenure, promotion and faculty evaluations. Generally, guidelines for tenure and promotion are established by individual departments within the context set by their college guidelines, which in turn must abide by the University Promotion and Tenure Submission Guidelines and University Rule 12.01.99.M2.  Please reference our Interfolio page for guidance on navigating the Interfolio RPT module.

2021-2022 Interfolio Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) Informational Guide/Troubleshooting Help

Instructional videos for P&T dossier departmental report writers

College and Department Promotion and Tenure Guidelines

The current guidelines for the promotion and tenure process as developed by the colleges and/or departments in accordance with university rules and approved by the dean of faculties. See University Rule 12.01.99.M2.

Promotion and Tenure Forms