Deadlines for hiring packages to be received by the Office of the Dean of Faculties

Due to the Office of the
Dean of Faculties
Date of Board of Regents Meetings
October 12, 2020 February 3-5, 2021
February 1, 2021 May 19-21, 2021
May 10, 2021 August 25-27, 2021
August 9, 2021 November 17-19, 2021

Tenure Review Upon Hire (Formerly Tenure on Arrival, TOA)

Candidates for faculty positions whose initial appointment to the Texas A&M University faculty is at the rank of associate professor or professor are eligible to be considered for Tenure Review Upon Hire. It is important to note that tenure is obtained only by the affirmative action of the Board of Regents.

The process for Tenure Review Upon Hire will be the same as the annual tenure review described in the Office of the Dean of Faculties Promotion & Tenure Guidelines (http://dof.tamu.edu/Faculty-Resources/CURRENT-FACULTY/Promotion-and-Tenure) with the only exception that it can submitted out of cycle. 

The tenure review process should take place in Interfolio and follow normal routing.  Once the review has been completed in Interfolio, please download the case as a single pdf and put into the Candidate Dossier Template (located on the DOF Forms page under the Tenure Review Upon Hire section) to insert in the Hire ID in the DOF Portal.  
In exceptional cases (full professors with tenure from peer or aspirant institutions, national academy members, Nobel or Wolf Prize winners) candidates for tenure faculty positions are eligible for an expedited tenure review.  

The process for Expedited Tenure Review will be the same as described in the Office of the Dean of Faculties Promotion & Tenure Guidelines with the following exceptions:
  • A minimum of 3 arms-length letters in addition to reference letters received as part of the hiring package.  We recommend that names of 3 arm’s length external reviewers be requested when candidates are selected for on campus visit.
    • If the faculty member is a National Academy Member, only three arms-length letters from the candidate's list is required. This will eliminate the worry that a college/department is notifying the community at large that a candidate is considering moving to another institution.
  • Individual reports on teaching, research and service reports are not needed as long as the department committee summary report addresses teaching, research and service.
  • In cases of time pressure, the review by P&T committees can be conducted electronically. However, P&T committees must make every effort to meet and discuss the expedited tenure case under review.