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Compensation & Support

Santa Clara University offers faculty competitive compensation, comprehensive health care and insurance benefits, rental support and housing purchase assistance, sabbatical leaves and extensive career development support, resources for mental health and wellness, education and informal benefits, financial planning and retirement support, including a generous phased retirement program. 

Benefits differ by faculty rank and by school. Select your school to see a breakdown of the benefits available to you: Quarter Schools (Arts & Sciences, Business, ECP, Engineering), Jesuit School of Theology, School of Law.


Health Benefits
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Medical, dental, and vision benefits available to eligible faculty (those appointed at ≥.5 FTE), to promote and sustain good health for you and your family.

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Rental assistance to ease the transition into the local housing market for tenure-stream and renewable-term faculty, and housing purchase assistance for tenure-stream faculty.

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Information about the annual faculty salary planning process, and our progress toward targets at all faculty ranks.

Course Scheduling Flexibility
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Options to alter your teaching schedule through course reduction or flexible scheduling during the year.

Leave of Absence
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Instructions for faculty outlining procedures for personal, medical, pregnancy and baby bonding, family, and disability leaves.

Sabbatical Leave
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Terms and guidelines to support your intellectual and academic enrichment for the benefit of the University, available to tenured faculty and Senior Lecturers.

Mental Health-Wellness
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Resources and programs—including nutrition counseling, access to the university fitness center, and meditation—designed to meet a range of personal and wellness needs.

Covid support
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Resources for the unprecedented career challenges posed by the pandemic.

Career Development
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Support from Faculty Development for all ranks of faculty and every stage of your academic career.

Education Benefits
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Opportunities for personal and professional educational development—including tuition remission—benefitting eligible employees and their qualifying dependents.

Child & Elder Care
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Resources on and off campus for daycare, elder care, and back-up care for children and elders in case of emergency.

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User guides to assist you with using Workday, from recruitment, onboarding and relocation assistance to payroll and other financial processes.

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Employee discounts for goods and services, insurance, credit union membership, wellness programs, and many other benefits and resources on and off campus.

Financial Planning
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Help with boosting college and retirement savings and cushioning financial obligations associated with unforeseen life events.

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Resources for those faculty eligible for retirement or phased retirement, and for retired colleagues who want to remain connected to the University.