I plan to apply for a tenured position at school B.
I am currently on sabbatical at my school, school A, for the fall semester of 2015. According to the rules of school A, I have to stay with school A for the whole year of 2016 (I heard that this is the case for most universities: you have to stay for at least six months or one year after you receive a sabbatical).
Therefore, if I get an offer from school B, the earliest time I could start working would be the spring of 2017. School B is hiring for the tenured position starting in September of 2016. And I am afraid that school B will not have openings in future after this hiring.
So my question is: Should I apply to the position at school B and telling them: "I can only start working with you starting the spring of 2017"? Also, if I say this, will it affect my chance of getting the job? Or, would it be the case that I will not be considered and I should simply apply for academic jobs that advertise a start date of September of 2017?