Retirement Plans

Upon request by the visiting faculty member and verification by the home institution that it is not making contributions to its retirement plan based on the visiting faculty member's earnings from Princeton University, the University will make contributions to the Princeton University Retirement Plan through TIAA-CREF on the individual's behalf. Contributions are made at the same rate as contributions for regular members of the faculty. The request for contributions must be made by the visiting faculty member within the term of appointment at Princeton. Visiting faculty must also meet the two and a half years of service vesting requirement, but they can count service at their most recent employer toward that requirement under certain circumstances. (See Princeton University Retirement Plan.) Visiting faculty members may also make their own contributions on a pretax basis (salary reduction) to a Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA) contract through TIAA-CREF.

Note: Visiting faculty members who are receiving a salary from Princeton University and whose duty time is 50 percent or greater for appointments of five months or more are eligible for the above benefits coverage.

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Kate Baxter