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Promotion and Tenure Guidelines


Submission Guidelines

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


Promotion and Tenure Forms

The forms required to complete the promotion and tenure process can be found here.


College and Department Promotion and Tenure Guidelines

Below are 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 12.0.99.M2 (University Statement on Academic Freedom, Responsibility, Tenure, and Promotion).


College of Agriculture and Life Science

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications 
Animal Science 
Biochemistry/Biophysics (same as college)
Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Ecosystem Science and Management
Horticultural Science
Nutrition and Food Science
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Poultry Science
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences

Soil & Crop Sciences
Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences


College of Architecture 

Architecture (same as college)
Construction Science (same as college)
Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning (same as college)
Visualization (same as college)


Bush School of Government & Public Service

Public Service & Administration (same as college)
International Affairs (same as college)
Certification Programs (same as college)
Public Service Leadership Program (same as college)
Institute for Science, Technology & Public Policy (same as college)


Mays Business School 

Accounting (same as college)
Finance (same as college)
Information & Operations Management (same as college)
Marketing (same as college)
Management (same as college)


College of Education and Human Development

Educational Administration & Human Resource Development
Educational Psychology
Health & Kinesiology
Teaching, Learning, & Culture


Dwight Look College of Engineering

Aerospace Engineering (same as college)
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering (same as college)
Civil Engineering 
Computer Science and Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering (same as college)
Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering (same as college)
Petroleum Engineering

College of Geosciences 

Atmospheric Sciences (same as college)
Geography (same as college)
Geology and Geophysics (same as college)
Oceanography (same as college)


College of Liberal Arts 

Africana Studies
Anthropology (See appendix I)
Communication (See appendix A)
International Studies

Film Studies 
Hispanic Studies 
Performance Studies 
Political Science 

Women's and Gender Studies


College of Science

Physics & Astronomy

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biological Sciences

Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Small Animal Clinical Sciences (same as college)
Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
Veterinary Pathobiology (Clinical-track guidelines only)
Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology (same as college)


University Libraries 


Texas A&M University - Galveston 


Texas A&M University - Qatar

Rolling Contract Procedure
Promotion In and Out of Cycle Memo