Office of the Provost


Full-time faculty, full-time faculty librarians, and full-time research associates are eligible for the insurance and retirement benefits described in this section of the Handbook, subject to the specific stated criteria for each program.

Part-time tenured or tenure-stream faculty and part-time faculty librarians with the expectation of continuing employment are eligible to participate in certain components of the benefits program, provided that they are employed for no less than half-time.  Participation in the medical, dental, and vision coverage as well as dependent life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and the contributory and noncontributory defined benefit pension plans, is the same as for those with a full-time appointment.  Certain benefits are calculated on base salary including life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment insurance (AD&D), long-term disability (LTD) coverage, and the contributory and the noncontributory defined benefit pension plans.

Part-time, non-tenure-stream faculty, part-time research associates, and part-time faculty librarians are eligible to participate in certain medical, dental, and vision coverage, provided that their salaries are sufficient, after all other deductions, to cover their share of the cost.  Personal tax deferral opportunities without University matching contributions may also be available.  Individuals in this category are also covered by the noncontributory defined benefit pension plan and automatically accrue a benefit, provided that hours of service and years of service requirements are fulfilled.

Statutory programs, including Social Security, Workers' Compensation, and Unemployment Compensation are extended to all eligible employees.