The University of Washington provides various leave opportunities to accommodate many personal and professional situations. Below is a brief summary of the leaves offered to faculty, librarians, senior fellows and academic staff*, as well as information intended to assist in the administration of these leaves. If you have any questions regarding content on this site please contact your Academic Human Resources Specialist for assistance.
- Leave Without Pay
- Military Leave
- Paid Professional Leave
- Paid Sick Leave
- Family and Medical Leaves
Other Leave Information
Faculty, librarians, academic staff and senior fellows who are injured in the course of University employment may file for Workers’ Compensation benefits.
For information on the process, please refer to the Office of Risk Management.
A faculty member who faces a major life event that may interrupt teaching or scholarship may be eligible to have a year waived on their tenure clock.
*Academic staff include full- and regular part-time extension lecturers in the International & English Language Programs who are eligible for leaves in accordance with their collective bargaining agreement.