Sam Houston State University provides each faculty member with a statement in writing of the terms of employment, including special conditions, responsibilities, and any special prerequisites. The document will cover such items as rank, salary, tenure provisions, whether the position is full-time or part-time, and the inclusive dates of service.
In most cases, the contractual period of employment is the academic year, which means that one-half of the contractual salary will be paid each semester. Written faculty contract letters are used each academic year: one for tenured faculty, one for probationary tenure- track faculty, and one for interim faculty. Such contracts are in accordance with The Texas State University System, Board of Regents’ Rules and Regulations, Chapter V, Subsection 4.13, “Appointments.”