Faculty may have questions about retirement related considerations and processes. Information is available about Planning for Retirement. This includes information about:
Faculty Phased Retirement Plan
The University offers the Faculty Phased Retirement Plan (FPRP) to eligible ladder faculty with 10 or more years of continuous service. Eligible faculty may elect to participate in this plan between their 65th and 70th birthdays. Participating faculty can reduce their workload by 50% in their three years of phased retirement without an equivalent drop in income in the first two years.
FPRP by Year
|Year 1||50% Workload||100% Salary|
|Year 2||50% Workload||75% Salary|
|Year 3||50% Workload||50% Salary|
|Year 4||Full Retirement|
The FPRP brochure delineates specifics about eligibility, key details and features, related benefits & privileges, as well as helpful contacts.
Faculty are recommended to the Dean by their departments for emeriti titles with the form Emeritus Status Request. The recommendations are submitted to the Provost’s Office for approval by the Corporation.
The following is excerpted from the Faculty Handbook, Section XXI. B.
In the ladder ranks and professor in the practice: tenured faculty in all schools; professors in the practice in all schools; faculty at the rank of professor in the investigator, clinician-scientist, clinician educator-scholar, and academic clinician tracks in the School of Medicine; professors in the clinical track in the School of Nursing; and clinical professors in the School of Law may be eligible. To be eligible, a faculty member in one of these tracks and ranks must have reached age 55, must have held full-time faculty appointments at Yale for at least the ten years immediately prior to the date of retirement or of entry into the Phased Retirement Plan for Ladder Faculty (see Section XXI.D), and the combination of age plus years of full-time service as Yale faculty must equal at least 75. By the final semester of the individual’s non-retired status, nominations for Emeritus status shall be submitted for approval to the faculty member’s Dean, the Office of the Provost, and the Corporation. Considerations for approval include the faculty member’s role as educator, scholar, and member of the Yale community as described in Section II.B.
In these non-ladder instructional and research ranks: professors adjunct, senior lecturers, senior lecturers II, senior lectors II, senior critics, senior research scientists, and senior research scholars may be eligible. To be eligible, a faculty member in one of these ranks must have reached the age of 55, must have held full-time faculty appointments at Yale for at least the fifteen consecutive years immediately prior to the date of retirement, and the combination of age plus years of full-time service as Yale faculty must equal at least 75. To be granted Emeritus status, the nomination of a faculty member in one of these ranks must be voted on by the faculty of the department or professional school; if successful, the nomination must be approved by the Dean, by the Office of the Provost, and by the Corporation by the final semester of the individual’s non-retired status. Considerations for approval include the faculty member’s role as educator, scholar, and member of the Yale community as described in Section II.B.
Emeritus/ Emeriti titles do not confer any academic appointment. They designate honorific status to which Yale attaches certain non-monetary administrative privileges, and the title may be withdrawn by the Corporation upon recommendation of the President or Provost.