Faculty Maternity Leave

In anticipation of maternity leave, begin your planning (after advising your Department Chair) by meeting with the SEAS Human Resources Director, Ms. Donna Hamilton, to determine your benefits and complete the necessary paperwork.  Also, please advise Ms. Sandy Rathman, Director of Faculty Affairs, of your plans.

A faculty member who gives birth normally is entitled to eight weeks’ paid time off, or longer if her physician certifies a longer period.  For a cesarean birth, ten weeks of paid time off is allowed.  During this period of incapacity, you are entitled to a 50% reduction in teaching duties during a given academic year.  See the following policies for additional information:

Section II.E.4 Faculty Handbook – Faculty Parental Policy

HR Policy No. 412 – New Child Policy

HR Policy No. 613 – Sick Leave and Short-term Disability

You may also be eligible for an Extension to the Tenure Probationary Period.  This extension also applies to male faculty members who will be the primary or co-equal caregiver. Learn More...