Office of the Provost

The transition to retirement represents a time of change. No longer bound by the constraints of teaching and service, many Brandeis faculty members spend their retirement years engaged in research and in the creation of original works.

Rather than retiring in the traditional sense, faculty are encouraged to continue to be part of the rich tradition of intellectual engagement that Brandeis values, and represent the university in their academic and creative work, their continued publications, and their presentations at professional conferences.

Emeriti faculty retain many of their campus privileges, including access to campus events; library and tech support; their email addresses; parking; and invitations to departmental functions. The university also encourages emeriti faculty to maintain their connection with the university through advising and mentoring.

Brandeis offers a retirement plan for eligible faculty. The current plan, Retirement Plan for Tenured Faculty (pdf), is effective through June 30, 2025.

The plan is available to tenured faculty members 65 years and older who have at least fifteen consecutive years of full-time service with the University at the time of signing the agreement. Faculty who are considering retirement are encouraged to speak to their dean about the plan as part of this important transition.