Sabbatical Leave - Requirements and Process

Sabbatical leave may be granted in "strictly meritorious cases" to faculty members who have continuously served the university for at least six years. The purpose of the sabbatical leave is to provide a period of research and scholarly activity intended to promote the intellectual growth of the individual and school. Applicants must agree to serve the university or another Regents' institution for no less than one year following the end of the sabbatical period. A report must be provided to the Executive Dean within 90 days of the end of the sabbatical period. Funding for the leave must be arranged by the individual or department.

A call for applications is made by the Executive Dean in the fall with applications usually required by mid-November. Applications are judged on merit. Applicants must document the proposed activities, explain the significance and benefit to the school, and detail how responsibilities will be covered during absences. A letter of support must be provided from the departmental chair documenting how responsibilities will be covered, the arrangements for financial support, and the overall impact and potential benefit of the sabbatical on the department.

Applications must be received by the office of the Executive Dean by fall deadline November 13, 2015 and must include letters from both the faculty member and departmental chair. Additional sabbatical leave information can be found in the Handbook for Faculty and Unclassified Staff starting on page 150. 

The following information is available on the Academic Affairs Office of Faculty Affairs website.  

For further information contact Laura Jennemann in the School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Development.

Last modified: Aug 12, 2015
Forms & Policies

Sabbatical Leave Forms, Policies and Schedules are available on the KUMC Office of Faculty Affairs Sabbatical Leave web page.