3. Absences, Leaves, and Extensions of Appointment

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Note: Updates to the FAS Appointment and Promotion Handbook website are now complete for AY 2022-2023.

Section Contents:

A. General Leave Policies

B. Short-Term Absence during Term Time

C. Research Leaves of Absence for Tenured Faculty Members

D. Research Leaves of Absence for Professors of the Practice

E. Research Leaves of Absence for Tenure-Track Faculty Members

F. Leaves for Non-Ladder Faculty Members

G. Leaves of Absence for Public Service

H. Other Leaves (Family [including Parental], Medical, and Personal) and Extensions

I.  Paid Time Off for Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates

Note: For the specific purposes of this document and its associated procedures, except as otherwise noted, “divisional dean” also refers to the John A. Paulson Dean of SEAS, and “department chairs” to SEAS area chairs. Although SEAS faculty members follow the same policies, some procedures may vary. Therefore, members of SEAS should also consult SEAS-specific documents.

Note: All procedural questions regarding faculty hiring, reviews, promotions, and leaves should be directed to the appropriate assistant dean, and the assistant dean should receive a copy of all documentation regarding these procedures. For more detailed listings on whom to contact, please see the “Additional Contact Information” table in Chapter 1.

Note: As policies and procedures continue to evolve due to COVID-19, please check with your divisional/SEAS office as necessary to ensure you are following the most current guidance provided by the leadership at the FAS.