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Faculty Employment and Retention

Search and Negotiations

Faculty Hiring


Faculty compensation is driven by several factors that include discipline, rank, experience, and market conditions.  The university initially pegs faculty salaries for new hires to discipline-specific national medial salary points by rank using data obtained through the College and Personnel Association (CUPA) Faculty Salary Study.

CUPA: (log in required)


Moving Allowance

University Policy:

Provost's Office Support: Excel Spreadsheet


Research Start-Up Funds

Research start-up funds are committed to faculty members at the point of hiring in order to build, develop, and enhance research programs that are important to the ongoing mission of Texas State University.  These funds represent a clear investment in the research and professional careers of faculty.  At the discretion of the Provost, start-up support is provided to ensure new faculty members have access to necessary equipment and/or instrumentation, supplies, and other resources required to initiate a competitive research/scholarly/creative agenda that will generate externally funded grants and/or contracts.  Start-up request are made to the Associate Provost by department chairs, school directors and/or deans, using the template provided below.  Although start-up packages are negotiated through the Associate Provost, many start-up packages require the approval of the Provost.  The final approved start-up package will be emailed to the chair/director in an excel spreadsheet labeled Dept Name_Faculty Last Name_Start-up Approved.

University Policy:

Start-Up Requests Template: Excel Spreadsheet


City of San Marcos Homebuyer Incentive Program

The City of San Marcos offers an economic development program to encourage eligible Texas State University professors to reside in the city limits.  This program provides funding for down payment and related closing cost assistance in the form of a forgivable loan to qualified full time tenured professors, tenure-track professors, and research professors who agree to purchase a home in the City of San Marcos and to maintain the home as their primary residence for at least five years.  Financial assistance is subject to the appropriation of funding for the program during each fiscal year.  For more information, contact Dalinda Newby at or by phone at 512-393-8224.  

Eligibility requirements and program details: Texas State Homebuyer Incentive Policy and City of San Marcos Homebuyer Incentive Program Flyer

Application: Texas State Professor Application & Eligibility Verification Form


Faculty Retention Guidelines