Leaves & Teaching Relief

Policies regarding faculty leaves of absence and teaching relief for all Yale schools are located in section XVII of the Faculty Handbook.  Procedures for faculty in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences are included below.  For procedures in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, please consult the Office of Faculty Affairs, Yale School of Medicine (http://medicine.yale.edu/facultyaffairs/index.aspx).  Procedures for all other schools are forthcoming.

  • Faculty Leave Form-3501 FR.08C  - Upon approval of the leave request from the cognizant provost or school dean, the faculty member asks the relevant administrator in the department or school to submit this form to the Office of Faculty Administrative Services to officially record the leave. 

Faculty of Arts & Sciences

An annual memo is sent to all ladder faculty on or about November 1 soliciting leave requests for the subsequent year.  All faculty members who wish to take a leave must submit the Request for Faculty Leave form to their department chairs, including non-tenured faculty who have submitted leave proposals and non-ladder faculty.  Faculty who have fully joint appointments should submit the form to the chairs of all departments in which they hold fully joint appointments.

NOTE:  As rule, all leaves for ladder faculty span the entire term or year.  That is, they must either begin on July 1 or January 1 and must end on either June 30 or December 31.

Procedures for non-tenured faculty leaves 
Procedures for requesting teaching relief for child rearing

The faculty member must submit the following to the department chair:

Procedures for the non-ladder faculty Professional  Development Leave

Professional Schools

For faculty in the schools of Architecture, Art, Divinity, Music, and in the Institute of Sacred Music, please use the Request for Faculty Leave (Arts schools) form.

Faculty in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, please consult the Office of Faculty Affairs, Yale School of Medicine (http://medicine.yale.edu/facultyaffairs/index.aspx). 

For faculty in the other professional schools, please consult with your local department administrative offices.