Apply For a Leave of Absence

Types Definition Eligibility How to get started For more details
Junior Leave Also called junior sabbatical or junior research leave; a one-semester, paid research leave for assistant professors TTT:1 Must have been reappointed for 2nd contract

Discuss with dept chair or dean.

1. Fill out this form.

2. Submit leave request.

Policy 201, 3.a.1.

Policy 208

Faculty Handbook

Sabbatical Leave of absence for study, research or other scholarly agenda; can be at full pay, half pay, or partial pay TTT: Semester service credits accrued per Policy 208; usually not granted more frequently than every sixth year

Discuss with dept chair or dean.

1. Fill out this form.

2. Submit leave request.

Policy 208

Faculty Handbook

Professional Leave of absence to pursue academic or professional opportunities, such as fellowships, visiting faculty posts, etc.; can be at full pay, no pay or partial pay Must be approved by department chair, dean, provost and board of trustees

Discuss with dept chair or dean.

1. Fill out this form.

2. Submit leave request.

If taking a leave without Rice pay, consult Human Resources/ Benefits regarding benefit deductions
Primary Caregiver One semester, paid release from all teaching, research and administrative duties TTT & Teaching Professor ranks: Faculty must be the primary caregiver in a household of a child(ren) under the age of one year; leave must be completed within 9 months after birth or adoption

1. Complete this affidavit and get it notarized.

2. Fill out this form.

3. Submit leave request.

NOTE: If you will be requesting a related tenure extension, please work with your department admin on initiating this as a separate action.

Policy 204

Personal Leave Leave of absence without pay for personal reasons not related to personal or family health issues

Discuss with dept chair or dean.

1. Fill out this form.

2. Submit leave request.

Consult Human Resources/ Benefits regarding benefit deductions

Medical

Also called short-term disability; at 80% pay for up to one semester of academic year salary; if longer, may go to long term disability at 60% pay

TTT & benefits-eligible NTT 2

Contact Human Resources/ Benefits to initiate leave.

Will need to obtain physician’s statement that you are unable to work.

Short-Term Disability

Long-Term Disability

1 TTT = Tenured/tenure track faculty

2 NTT = Non-tenure track faculty