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Working at TAMU


Aerial image of the several main campus buildings at Texas A&M taken from Rudder Tower
 

Working at Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University is part of the Texas A&M University System (which includes 11 universities). The Chancellor oversees the day-to-day operation and management of the Texas A&M University System, while the nine-member Board of Regents oversees the administration and sets policy direction for all system members. The Regents and the Chancellor are appointed by the Governor of Texas.

The President of Texas A&M has executive responsibility for the university as a whole (including the branch campuses and other constituent units). The President reports to the Chancellor.

The Provost and Executive Vice-President of Texas A&M serves as the chief academic officer and has responsibility for the teaching, research, and service activites of the university. The Provost and Executive Vice President reports to the President. The provost is assisted by approximately a dozen administrators of varying titles who each have specific responsibilities.

The Deans of colleges and schools have administrative responsibility for their respective academic unit, and are assisted by a variety of associate deans. Each dean reports to the Provost regarding the academic affairs of their unit.

The Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost facilitates and observes fairness and equity in the recruitment, evaluation, and advancement of faculty and academic administrators. The Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost reports to the Provost. 
 

The Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness is the place to go for information about benefits, general university trainings, and employee assistance programs.

 
Shared governance is an important value at Texas A&M University. In addition to serving in titled leadership positions, faculty can participate in the governance of the university is by serving on the Faculty Senate. The Senate is comprised of multiple committees, and meets on a monthly basis.  

Before you visit, be sure to take a Virtual Reality Tour of key sites at Texas A&M University. Key sites include:

  • Rudder Tower, fountain and Theatre Complex, is named in honor of James Earl Rudder (class of ’32), a former university president credited for transforming Texas A&M from a small, all-male land-grant college to the renowned university it is today.

  • Memorial Student Center (or MSC) is dedicated to all Aggies who have died in any war, past, present, or future. It houses many eating facilities, the campus bookstore, the historic Flag Room, two art galleries, and multiple meeting rooms and event spaces.

  • Military Walk, for decades, is a beautiful path through the heart of Academic Plaza that connects Rudder Complex to Sbisa Dining Hall.  Several buildings can be found along the path, including the new Student Services Building, the Coke Building (the Liberal Arts administration building), the YMCA Building (which houses the Dean of Faculties Office), Beutel Student Health Services Building.

  • Academic Plaza, in front of the iconic Academic Building, is the true heart of campus. Aggie students use Academic Plaza to study, play frisbee, and meet up with friends. Many Aggie traditions take place here including Silver Taps. Just in front of the Academic Building is the Century Tree, a site of many marriage proposals.

  • Cushing Library is the oldest library on campus. It now serves as the special collections repository for Texas A&M, with collections of rare books, manuscripts, and archival materials related to Texas, military history, area studies, literature, and the history of Texas A&M University.

  • Evans Library and the Evans Library Annex is the central library of Texas A&M.  The library provides a variety of public study spaces and serves as the home to the University Writing Center, the Thesis Office, Media and Reserves, and Map and GIS Services.

  • The Corps of Cadets Quadrangle is marked by four large arches.  The Quad is home to the 2,200 men and women who participate on a voluntary basis in the Corps of Cadets.

Other important locations on campus relevant to incoming faculty include:

  • Jack Williams Administration Building was named for the 17th President of Texas A&M University.  It includes offices for the University President, Provost, Office for Diversity, and Office of Graduate and Professional Studies. 

  • General Services Complex (GSC) Building houses offices that support the university, including Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness, Testing Services, and Payroll.

  • Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, Presidential Library and Museum, and the Bush School of Government and Public Service is located on ninety acre tract of land on West Campus.  The conference center houses two auditoriums and three banquet spaces.

 

There are numerous opportunities for Texas A&M to receive external funds in support of their research and teaching. Some of these opportunities are provided by individual colleges. Funding opportunities that are open to all faculty include:

The Office of External Faculty Recognition assists departments and colleges in obtaining external recognition of Texas A&M University faculty members. The office includes a database of external awards, and a list of award recipients.

The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) provides programming for Texas A&M graduate students, maintains records for all graduate and professional students as they progress through their respective degree programs, and coordinates several graduate fellowships.

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) supports the educational mission of Texas A&M University through evidence-based professional development opportunities promoting proven and innovative instructional approaches aligned with faculty and student success.  CTE hosts a variety of workshops for faculty, offers individual consultations to faculty, provides an abundance of teaching resources, and assists departments with curriculum redesigns.

The Texas A&M Division of Research sends out the following weekly email bulletins to interested subscribers:
  • Weekly Research Bulletin. This includes summaries of research that has appeared in the media, faculty who have received awards and grants, professional development opportunities on campus, and lecture events on campus. 
  • Funding Opportunities. 
  • Limited Submission Proposals
For more information, visit their Research@TAMU page.