Sabbatical and Research Leave are decide each year following an application process, usually started late in the Fall semester.
A sabbatical leave, as distinguished from a terminal leave, a leave without compensation, or a leave for reasons of health, is defined as a leave for the purpose of encouraging faculty members (including administrative officers who hold faculty rank) to engage in scholarly research or other activities that will increase their scholarly achievement or their capacity for service to the University. A sabbatical leave will not be granted for the purpose of taking regular academic or other employment of pecuniary advantage elsewhere.
Eligibility for a sabbatical leave is limited to full-time members of the faculty who have achieved tenure rights and who have completed six years of full-time service as members of the faculty at New York University. In general, at least six years must elapse between consecutive sabbaticals.
During the Fall semester, the Department Administrator will circulate a call for applications for sabbatical and research leave. An internal deadline will be set to allow the Department Chair to review the applications before they are submitted to the University.
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