Tenure Clock Extension for New Parents

Applies To
Assistant professors

An Assistant Professor who becomes the parent of a child by birth or adoption will automatically be granted a one-year extension of term by the Dean of the Faculty, upon notification by the Assistant Professor's department chair. The Assistant Professor's service will be extended by one year for each child, including twins and other multiple births or adoptions. Extensions are available to (1) Assistant Professors in the first term, before the final year of that term; (2) Assistant Professors in the final year of the first term who have been reappointed to a second term; and (3) Assistant Professors in the second term, before the final year of that term. This applies to both men and women, and includes same-sex domestic partnerships which are recognized by the University.