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Retirement (Emeritus/a and Retired Status)

Information on emeritus/a and retired status for faculty and retirement options for faculty and other academic appointees.

Faculty Retirement Incentive Plan

Active, tenured faculty members who have at least ten years of tenured service are eligible for the benefits of the Faculty Retirement Incentive Plan (FRIP). For complete information on FRIP, please contact Ingrid Gould in the Office of the Provost.


Retirement for Other Academic Appointees

For information on retirement plans for Other Academic Appointees, please visit the Benefits Information site. 

Statute 16. Emeritus Status

Faculty may retire at age fifty-five. A Faculty member who retires from a position on indefinite tenure or who retires from a Faculty position after serving as a Faculty member for twenty years shall be designated a Member Emeritus of the faculty.


To read this Statute in context, please see the University of Chicago's Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Statutes found here. Note that the Statutes do change, and the current edition (dated May 30, 2018) differs from older versions and will likely differ from versions yet to be approved.