Partners of Faculty Candidates
Faculty candidates may inform their potential hiring units that their decision to accept an offer hinges on whether or not their partner can also find a faculty position at TAMU. In these cases, the Dean of Faculties (DOF) office will work with the hiring department and college to identify and contact appropriate departments on behalf of the partner.
Partners of Current Faculty
Current faculty may face partner placement needs as they enter into new relationships or their partners embark in new career paths. In such cases, the DOF office can meet with either the faculty member or the faculty member’s department head to understand the need at hand. At the request of the department head, the DOF office will contact potential hiring units, inform them of the need, and request their assistance in placing the individual.
Are funds available for partner positions?
The DOF office provides and administers bridge funds to academic units that create positions to employ the partner of a prospective or a current faculty member. These funds are only available for positions within TAMU and not for positions within the community. Since creating a position is challenging, it requires the cooperation and commitment of two units (the faculty’s unit and the partner’s hiring unit) as well as the DOF office. Typically, if a position is made available, all three units contribute to the partner’s salary for the first few (usually two) years of the appointment. The expectation thereafter is that the partner’s hiring unit will maintain and fund the position. It should be noted that bridge funds are finite and, when allotted, are on a first-come first-served basis.
Where can I get more information?
For more information about partners seeking faculty positions at TAMU, please contact the Office of the Dean of Faculties at email@example.com or 979.845.4274 or click here.