The Transition to Emeritus Status
The transition to emeriti status represents a time of change. No longer bound by the constraints of teaching and service, many Brandeis faculty members spend the emeriti years engaged in research and in the creation of original works. Rather than retiring in the traditional sense, emeriti faculty continue to be part of the rich tradition of intellectual engagement that Brandeis values. Emeriti faculty represent the university in their academic and creative work, their continued publications, and their presentations at professional conferences.
Emeriti retain many of their campus privileges, including access to campus events, library and tech support, and invitations to departmental functions. The university encourages emeriti faculty to maintain their connection with the university through advising, mentoring and participation in the Society of Brandeis Emeriti.
Faculty who are considering retirement should speak to their dean about the transition from full-time work to emeriti status. Each individual's transition takes a different path, and many faculty members make the transition to emeriti status over multiple years.