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  • Part-Time Faculty Benefits

    The New School provides an array of employment benefits to its faculty and their eligible dependents including but not limited to health care and dental care plans, a health care flexible spending account, retirement plans, a transportation expense reimbursement plan, a tuition assistance plan, and an employee assistance program. This site provides detailed information about our benefit plans and programs, including eligibility requirements, cost of coverage, and the enrollment process. If you need additional assistance, feel free to contact the benefits staff at benefitshelp@newschool.edu.

    A part-time faculty member (other than part-time classroom faculty teaching in the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music) may participate in the university's health care and dental care plans if he or she meets the eligibility requirements set forth in the collective bargaining agreement between the university and ACT-UAW. A key criterion is that part-time faculty members must teach at the university for at least one academic year (two semesters) before becoming eligible for health care and/or dental care coverage. Therefore, newly hired part-time faculty members are not eligible for coverage during the first year of their employment with the university. Please review the Benefits Eligibility Criteria Checklist (PDF) to determine whether you are eligible for health care and dental care coverage under The New School's plan.

    Part-time classroom faculty who teach in the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and who are members of Local 802, AFM. AFL-CIO must meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the university's contract with Local 802. If eligible, they may participate in the university's health care and dental care plans or in the Musician's Local Health Benefit Plan, which is administered by Local 802. Please note that part-time classroom faculty for Jazz and Contemporary Music are not eligible for the health care or dependent care flexible spending accounts offered through the university. Part-time faculty members who teach in the Jazz and Contemporary Music School but who do not teach in the classroom and are not members of Local 802 are not eligible to participate in the university's health care and dental care plans. They are eligible for the benefits highlighted here.

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