Swarthmore College grants a semester of paid leave every fourth year to continuing members of the faculty whose appointments are in the ranks of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor or Instructor. Leaves may be granted as often as once in four years and are normally granted for a half-year at full salary or for a full year with as much as half-salary. Faculty members who take only a one-semester leave are expected to teach two courses in the other semester.
Travel and Research Support
Annual Faculty Research Support
Full-time and regular part-time members of the faculty may request up to a total of $1,400 (pro-rated for part-time faculty) for each academic year to cover expenses incurred in connection with a research project. These funds can be used to support the preparation of lengthy manuscripts or publications (except textbooks); the purchase of equipment and supplies (which then become the property of the college); stipends for research assistants; travel expenses for research; and duplication costs. A call for requests will be issued early in the fall and spring semesters from the Provost's Office; the Application for Research Support [pdf] should be submitted at that time.