All part-time faculty members are eligible for unpaid leaves for the following reasons.
Annual, multi-year, and grandparented part-time faculty may apply for a leave for the reasons listed above as well as for any other reason. The university has sole discretion to grant a leave and will do so in accordance with applicable law.
A leave cannot exceed one year, except if the law requires the leave to extend beyond one year.
Any part-time faculty member seeking a leave due to personal medical condition or the medical condition of a family member should contact Human Resources directly and should not seek approval for such a leave from his or her Chair, Director, or Dean's Office. Additional information is available here.
Part-time faculty with questions about this or any other leave should email Lauren Tomlinson at
These requests must be made in writing and describe the nature of and reason(s) for the leave request and the proposed duration of the leave. To do this, a part-time faculty member must complete the top portion of the Request for
Unpaid Leave Form (PDF); and submit it to the Office of Human Resources.
An annual, multi-year, or grandfathered part-time faculty member seeking a leave involving a medical condition should email Lauren Tomlinson at
Human Resources will consult with the Dean's Office, and in consultation with the Dean's Office, will grant or deny the leave request. The university will consider all pertinent factors, including the university's needs and the timing of the request.
The Office of Human Resources will send the part-time faculty member a
letter or an email (to the part-time faculty's New School email account)
confirming that the leave has been granted, and the start and end dates
of the leave, or indicating that the leave has been denied.
Yes. If the request for a leave is approved, the Office of Human
Resources will contact the faculty member to make arrangements necessary
for the faculty member's health and dental benefits to continue during
the leave. The employee must pay the university directly for his or her
benefits since there will be no pay and therefore no payroll deductions
during the leave.
Yes. However, seniority does not accrue during the period of the leave.
The part-time faculty member resumes his or her annual or multi-year
appointment. The period of leave counts as part of the part-time
faculty member's appointment period; it does not extend the appointment.
Upon return from an Article XVII leave, the university must offer an
assignment equal to the number of course hours taught just prior to the
leave and must make its best effort to assign the part-time faculty
member to the courses previously taught with the same proportion of
required courses. If the part-time faculty member received an
appointment letter prior to requesting and being granted a leave, the
university must offer him or her the same number of courses that was
assigned to him or her in the appointment letter, even if that number of
courses exceeds the part-time faculty member's baseload. If he or she
requested and was granted an unpaid leave before he or she was given an
appointment letter, then the university is obligated to offer the
part-time faculty member an assignment equal to his or her baseload.
Whether pre-appointment or post-appointment, the university must make
its best effort to assign the part-time faculty member to the courses
previously taught with the same proportion of required courses. If
insufficient courses are available, the university will pay the
part-time faculty memberthe appropriate contractual remedies.
Office of Human Resources
80 Fifth Avenue, 8th floor (Map)
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
HR Information Services
Local 7902 Contract (PDF)
Benefit Highlights (PDF)
Benefits Eligibility Criteria Checklist (PDF)
Mannes PTF Benefits Eligibility Criteria Checklist (PDF)
Classroom Observation Evaluation Form (PDF)
Chair's/Director's Report (PDF)
Faculty Development Fund
Status of Benefits Upon Termination (PDF)
Tuition Waiver Plan (PDF)