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Retired Faculty

Eligibility to be considered a faculty retiree - Faculty members may, at their option, retire at age fifty-five or older.

Categories of faculty retirees

1. Retiree I Those faculty members who separate from service with 10 or more years of continuous full-time service at Baylor University.

2. Grandfathered Retiree I Those faculty members who separate from service with 20 or more years of service as of May 31, 2007.

3. Retiree II Those faculty members who separate from service with more than 5, but less than 10 years of continuous full-time service at Baylor University.

4. Retiree III Those faculty members who separate from service and are of retirement age but have not completed 5 or more years of continuous full-time service at Baylor.

Benefits associated with each retiree category vary. For details regarding benefits offered for each retiree category, see Retirement Benefits.

Emeritus Faculty

Faculty who reached the rank of professor or associate professor before retirement, had twenty or more years of full-time college or university-level service (at least the last ten as a faculty member at Baylor), and had an established record of distinction as a teacher/scholar in service to Baylor University. Emeritus Faculty are nominated by their deans to the President through the Provost. They may be given consideration for annual assignment of office and/or teaching/research facilities.