Faculty Retirement

Competitive faculty retirement plans and benefits reflect the high value we place on our unparalleled research and teaching community.

At Princeton, our reputation for excellence is a direct testament to the contributions of our world-class faculty across disciplines. Among the many ways in which we strive to recognize your contributions to the University’s mission are generous retirement plans and a number of additional, faculty-specific benefits.

Faculty Retirement Eligibility

Review eligibility requirements for participation in faculty retirement plans.

Top Five Retirement Questions

Get answers to questions that commonly arise.

Retirement Planning Process

Chart your path, from exploring options to signing the agreement.

Faculty Retirement Plans

Explore flexible plan options including general, phased, and incentive plans.

Benefits in Retirement

Take advantage of a range of privileges and benefits.

Faculty Retirement Options

Find all of the information outlined in this section of the site in this downloadable PDF guide.


Health, Retirement Accounts & HR Benefits

Access details on healthcare plans, retirement accounts, and more in HR’s Retiring from Princeton guide.


Retirement Checklist for Faculty & Staff

Use this helpful checklist from Human Resources to plan a smooth transition to retiree status.


A Note Regarding Retirement Planning

These retirement programs are voluntary. The University can provide you with information and answer questions to enable you to make an informed decision, but we cannot advise you to accept or decline the various retirement options. The decision is entirely up to you. Faculty retirement plans may be terminated or changed by the University at any time.

For more information, contact Oliver Avens ([email protected]), associate dean for academic affairs in Division I and II, and Karen Haskin ([email protected]), associate dean for academic affairs in Division III and IV.