Unpaid Parenting Leaves

Professorial rank faculty members of either sex who are parents are eligible for up to a year of unpaid parenting leave. Because the requirements of and options for such leaves are complex, a faculty member who wants to request an unpaid leave for childrearing should, as much in advance of the leave as possible, speak with his or her department chair, who will recommend the leave to the Dean of the Faculty. Individual arrangements for a parental leave, including the handling of courses, advising, and other faculty duties, should also be made directly with the department chair, who, when necessary, will consult with the Dean of the Faculty. Princeton University provides continuity of eligibility for health, life insurance, and other benefits during a leave of absence without pay. If you are paying a premium for any of these benefits, you will be billed by the University while on leave.