Theodore and Jane Norman Junior Faculty Research Leaves
All full-time, tenure-track faculty whose normal teaching load is at least two courses per year are guaranteed one semester of paid research leave in either the fourth or fifth year of residence at the university.
Eligible faculty must consult with their departmental chairs and chairs of affected interdepartmental programs about the timing of their leaves. Chairs will notify the dean of arts and sciences about the requested semester for the leave and may seek course replacements on an as-needed basis solely for curricular reasons. Courses will be replaced at the discretion of the dean of arts and sciences.
Letters of reappointment will convey to assistant professors that they should consult their chairs about the timing of their leaves. Requests for leaves and any requested replacement courses should be made in the context of the department chair’s annual curriculum/budget-planning memorandum to the dean of arts and sciences in December for the following academic year.