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Faculty Hiring Resources

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Texas A&M University uses Interfolio Faculty Search to conduct faculty searches. To learn how to create and post positions using Interfolio Faculty Search, please review the Texas A&M University Faculty Search User Guide.

In an effort to provide a more efficient and comprehensive service as it relates to the hiring process of faculty members, the Office of the Dean of Faculties has developed the Faculty Hiring Guidelines for Deans and Department Heads. Adherence to these guidelines will ensure, as best as possible, compliance with applicable laws, policies, regulations and rules. In addition, it will also facilitate a timely processing of the approval resulting in the employment of the newly hired faculty member. Note that the University Guidelines to Faculty Titles applies to new hires as well as to new appointments of current faculty. 

Every state job in Texas must be posted with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). All faculty positions must be posted with the TWC for at least five business days before an offer can be made. Posting with the TWC is accomplished automatically once a position is approved to be posted through Interfolio Faculty Search.
 

President Authorization Request Process for Hiring Faculty Positions

On March 26, 2020, Texas A&M University announced a new hiring authorization process requiring presidential approval for all faculty recruiting, selection, and hiring activities. This process is still in effect until further notice.

To request presidential approval for a new faculty position please use the President Hiring Authorization Request Form (Faculty).

Tenure Review Upon Hire

Candidates for faculty positions whose initial appointment at Texas A&M University is at the rank of associate professor or professor are eligible to be considered for Tenure Review Upon Hire (TRUH). Note that tenure is obtained only by the affirmative action of the Board of Regents upon recommendation of the University President.
 
The review and submission process for TRUH will be the same as for the annual tenure and promotion reviews, described in the Texas A&M University Promotion and Tenure Submission Guidelines, with the only exception that it can be submitted out of cycle.
 
Review of dossiers should be handled through Interfolio Review Promotion and Tenure and follow normal routing.  Once the review has been completed in Interfolio, the final dossier should be downloaded as a single pdf, inserted into the Candidate Dossier Template and uploaded to the DOF Hiring Portal. 
 
Granting of tenure requires Board of Regents approval. The table below lists submission deadlines to the Office of the Dean of Faculties and corresponding dates of the BOR meetings during which nominations will be considered.
 
Due to the Office of the Dean of Faculties Date of Board of Regents Meetings
October 22, 2021 February 16 - 18, 2022
February 7, 2022 May 18 - 20, 2022
April 28, 2022 August 9 - 11, 2022
August 8, 2022 November 9 - 11, 2022
 
In exceptional cases, candidates (full professors with tenure from peer or aspirant institutions, national academy members, Nobel or Wolf Prize winners) for TRUH are eligible for an expedited tenure review. 
 
The process for Expedited Tenure Review will be the same as described in the Texas A&M University Promotion and Tenure Submission Guidelines with the following exceptions:
  • A minimum of 3 arms-length letters in addition to reference letters received as part of the hiring package.
  • If the faculty member is a National Academy Member, only three arms-length letters from the candidate's list is required.
  • Individual reports on teaching, research and service reports are not needed, as long as the department committee summary report addresses teaching, research and service.
 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Search Committee Training

STRIDE (Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence) is a two-hour, interactive workshop designed to provide attendees with strategies and tactics that will maximize the likelihood that well-qualified and diverse candidates will be identified and recruited for faculty positions at Texas A&M University. During the workshop, participants learn about best practices to ensure a fair and equitable search process and to minimize the influence of implicit bias. The workshops are intended for search committee chairs, search committee members, and department heads. All faculty serving on a faculty search committee are required to complete the workshop within two years of the time they are appointed to a search committee.

The STRIDE Handbook is designed to help faculty search committee members with the search process.  The objective of the handbook is to provide evidence-based practices to increase the diversity of applicant pools, to ensure the fair and equitable review of all candidates, and to demonstrate that Texas A&M University is committed to creating an inclusive, welcoming, and supportive environment for all faculty, staff, and students.

For additional information about STRIDE workshops and available times, please visit STRIDE on the ADVANCE website.