Summary of Faculty Benefits

Below is a summary table of benefits for tenure track faculty, as well as links to appropriate University web pages regarding details of the benefits packages.

Other helpful sites:

Benefit Name Eligibility Benefit
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care, Legal Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Travel Accident Insurance, Secure Travel Plan At least a 50% appointment lasting four continuous months or longer Benefits web page
Expanded Long-Term Disability At least a 50% appointment lasting eight continuous months or longer Benefits web page for E-LTD
Basic Retirement Plan and SRA 1% or greater appointment and funding for four consecutive months or longer Retirement Plans web page
Sick Leave Active appointment – immediately available upon start Regular rate of pay not to exceed 3 calendar weeks annually

Plus Family Medical Leave (FMLA) of 12 weeks without pay with benefits covered after 1250 hours of service – FMLA clock starts at beginning of paid sick leave time

Extended Sick Leave (includes any Pregnancy and Maternity Leave) Two or more years of service Not exceeding 6 (4.5 for U-Yr) months of leave at 100% pay and, thereafter, 6 (4.5 for U-Yr) months of leave at 50% pay (over a five year period) *
Assoc Profs and Profs with 10 or more years of service Not exceeding 1(9 months for U-Yr) year of leave at 100% pay and, thereafter, 1 (9 months for U-Yr) year of leave at 50% pay (over a five year period) *
SPG link
Family Sick Leave Asst, Assoc or Prof Regular rate of pay not to exceed 3 calendar weeks annually

Plus Family Medical Leave (FMLA) of 12 weeks without pay with benefits covered after 1250 hours of service – FMLA clock starts at beginning of paid sick leave time

Modified Duties Asst, Assoc or Prof who:- becomes a parent and who has at least co-equal care-giving responsibilities for an infant or adopted child- who experience the critical illness of his/her partner, child, or parent

Relief from direct teaching responsibilities for one academic term without a reduction in salary. Available immediately upon employment. For parenting:
– Must be taken within 12 months of a child joining the family, whether by birth or adoption.
– May take one term of modified duties for each child added to the family.
– Faculty members who bear a child or children may, upon request, be eligible for both the childbearing and dependent care categories, allowing up to two semesters of modified duties within twelve months of the date of the relevant birth.
SPG link

Delaying the Tenure Review Untenured tenure-track faculty:- in recognition of the demands of caring for a newly born or adopted child or because of critical illness of faculty member, partner, child or parent- who have co-equal care-giving responsibilities Delay of tenure review by one year for each child/critical illness, for a maximum of two years.
– Must be requested within 1 year of a child joining the family, whether by birth or adoption.
– Events occurring in the final year of tenure probationary period may not be the basis for a request
– Request must be made before April 1 of the year in which the tenure review is due to begin.
SPG link
Reduced Appointment Asst, Assoc or Prof:- in recognition of the demands of caring for a newly born or adopted child or because of critical illness of faculty member, partner, child or parent- who have co-equal care-giving responsibilities Reduced appointment to 50 or 75% (with proportionate reduction in pay) with significantly reduced classroom teaching responsibilities for a maximum period of two years.
– Any reduction below 80% automatically stops the tenure clock
– Must begin within 1 year of a child joining the family, whether by birth or adoption.
– Events occurring in the final year of tenure probationary period may not be the basis for a request
– Request must be made before April 1 of the year in which the tenure review is due to begin.
Release from Teaching Asst, Assoc or Prof who experience extenuating circumstances Relief from direct teaching responsibilities for an academic term
-Reviewed on a case by case basis

* Academic Year