ILLNESS/DISABILITY, PERSONAL and MATERNITY LEAVE
The salary for a full-time faculty member may be continued at the discretion of the Dean, subject to approval by the Office of the Provost, for absence caused by illness or disability, for up to six months. Applications are to be submitted to the Dean, care of FAS Academic Appointments. The Dean may approve leaves of up to seven days duration. Leaves in excess of seven days must be approved by the Dean and by the Office of the Provost. For assistance please contact Amber Pritchett at firstname.lastname@example.org or extension 83566.
Legally, an absence caused by inability to work because of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions must be treated at least as favorably as an absence caused by illness or disability for all employment related purposes. At the time a faculty member gives birth, she is entitled to an aggregate of six consecutive weeks of paid maternity leave preceding and following date of birth.
A physician's statement certifying that the faculty member is unable to work because of illness or disability and the date on which it is anticipated that he or she can return to work, may be required.
In addition, the University, may require that the faculty member be examined by a physician designated by the University at no cost to the faculty member. In cases of childbirth, no certification will be required unless the request for leave extends beyond six weeks.
A full-time faculty member who is totally disabled for more than six consecutive calendar months may claim benefits under long term disability insurance if a participant.
Personal leave without pay may be granted at the discretion of the Dean for a variety of reasons. A leave of absence for more than seven days requires approval by the Office of the Provost. Women and men may be granted one or more full semesters of leave without pay for compelling personal reasons, such as the care of a seriously ill child, parent, spouse or domestic partner. Leave by either parent for the purpose of taking care of a child or related activities, as distinguished from inability to work because of pregnancy or childbirth, is treated as personal leave. Faculty members are entitled to all provisions of the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 that are not specifically provided for herein. For further details please refer to FAS Academic Appointments.
Benefits may be affected during a leave of absence. It is a faculty member's responsibility to contact the PeopleLink (email@example.com or call 212.992.5465) to arrange for continuation of benefits. PeopleLink can provide details regarding how to continue coverage and the length of time for which benefits may be continued. Please visit via NYU Faculty Benefits for more information.