Sabbatical Leave (Faculty)

Sabbatical leave is subject to approval by the Board of Governors on the recommendation of the President, in accordance with the procedures established in the Regulations Governing Faculty – Administration Relations (Pink Book).

The application for sabbatical leave shall include an outline of the programme to be followed during leave.  The application should be made to the President who shall make a recommendation to the Board of Governors, having first consulted with the Chairperson or Head of the department at Dalhousie or the appropriate Director of the University Programme or School. This application shall be made before the last day of October of the academic year preceding that for which leave is being sought.

During sabbatical leave a member of the academic staff is expected to continue participation in the Public Sector Superannuation Pension Plan, insurance and other fringe benefit programmes on the same basis as though continuing in full-time service at the University on a full salary, with both the member concerned and the University contributing at the usual rates.

For more information, please see section 4.6 of the Pink Book.