1. Time of Retirement

    There is currently no mandatory retirement age for employees of Northeastern University. Any faculty member may opt for an early retirement program, the details of which are set forth in the current Handbook of Benefits and Services.

  2. Reemployment of a Retired Tenured Faculty Member1

    By special authorization of the President, any retired and formerly tenured faculty member may be reemployed for definite periods of time not to exceed one year each. Contributions to the retirement plan for such faculty member will not be continued during such periods of reemployment.

  3. Emeritus Status 2

    All tenured faculty members shall be granted emeritus recognition upon retirement from the University.

    Persons who were tenured faculty members and had a combination of administrative and teaching responsibilities while in service at the University may, upon retirement, with the approval of the President, have the designation emeritus added to their senior administrative title. On a case-by-case basis to be decided by the President, other senior administrators may be considered for the emeritus designation.


  1. Promulgated by the Executive Council of the University, March, 1979, revised 4 May 1982.
  2. Promulgated by the Executive Council of the University, 20 April 1977. For a list of the benefits carried with emeritus status, consult the Handbook of Benefits and Services