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Academic Sabbatical Leave is a period of paid or unpaid leave to undertake research, scholarly work or other appropriate study related to an individual’s academic or professional field.  The University recognises that Sabbatical Leave can be integral to the continual development of an individual’s intellectual and academic life, and beneficial for the institution as a whole.  It can assist and maintain a high calibre of research and scholarship profile, encourage the enhancement of teaching quality and innovation, and support the University’s aim of enhancing the student experience.

This policy applies to all academic employees of the University of Sunderland who will have at least three years’ continuous service by the start of the requested Sabbatical Leave, regardless of whether their contract is full or part-time, permanent or fixed-term.  Academic employees include the roles of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Principal Lecturer (including Team Leader), Reader and Professor.  Applications from staff in other academic roles would be unusual but may be granted on a case by case basis in accordance with the same criteria.

Published

May 2016

May 2016


From: Human Resources

As part of: Working Here