Planning for Parental Leave: A Guide to Faculty Policies at the University of Virginia

If you are a faculty member at the University of Virginia and you are anticipating the birth of a child or the arrival of an infant or child under the age of seven through adoption, foster care placement, or legal guardianship, this page will introduce you to some important policies that can help you plan for this significant change in your life.

For more detailed information about any of the types of leave discussed on this page, your eligibility to request certain types of leave, the potential impact of various types of leave on your benefits, and the policies and procedures of your particular school, please consult the University policy, “Faculty Leaves of Absence” and talk with the person in your dean’s office who has been designated as a contact for faculty leave issues (see list of school contacts at the end of this page). Your school contact can also help you make an appointment with a benefits counselor in University Human Resources, as needed.