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Senior Faculty Transition Program

The Johns Hopkins University Senior Faculty Transition Program is a voluntary, limited, one-time incentive program being offered by participating JHU Schools to eligible full-time tenured faculty.  Faculty who elect to participate in the Transition Program will receive a financial incentive package designed to facilitate and support their transition from employment with the University. 

The Incentive Package includes:

  • incentive payment of 100% of a participant’s academic base annual salary,
  • transition cost incentive,
  • healthcare incentive payment,
  • and Medicare/Medigap exchange counseling benefit.

In addition to financial incentives, participants will be eligible for membership in the Academy at Johns Hopkins, which supports the continued research, teaching and service of retired faculty. The university is committed to developing a new location and expanded programming for the Homewood Academy of retired faculty members at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, as a complement to the East Baltimore Academy Facility in the William H. Welch Medical Library. More information about the Homewood Academy will be announced soon.

Pre-Retirement Program Summer Session: June 14–30, 2021

Our series of webinars and on-line resources—offered to faculty, staff, and bargaining unit members who are ages 55 and older or five years from retiring—will help you better plan for retirement. Learn about JHU retiree benefits, financial and legal planning, social considerations, Social Security, Medicare, and other aspects of retirement.

Key Dates

Eligible faculty who participate may select a retirement date that falls at any time between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022, and must completely retire by June 30, 2022. 

  • June 2021 – Program enrollment begins. Program is announced and letters are mailed to eligible faculty. Eligible and interested faculty are encouraged to start developing their transition plan and submit an election form for a program start date no sooner than July 1, 2021.
  • July 1, 2021 – Program participation begins (the earliest possible date). The faculty member will sign the first Transition Program agreement prior to starting the Transition Program.
  • June 30, 2022 – Program enrollment and program participation ends. All eligible faculty who voluntarily elect to participate in the program must sign the first Transition Program agreement and retire from the University on or before June 30, 2022. After retirement, faculty sign a second Transition Program agreement.

Who is Eligible?

Program participants must meet all of the following requirements to be eligible:

  • Must be age 67 or older by July 1, 2021.
  • Must have at least ten years of full-time continuous service to the University at the time of eligibility
  • Must be full-time full professors (tenured faculty or faculty in the School of Medicine with a contract to retirement) employed at one of the following schools: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the Carey Business School and the School for Advanced International Studies;
  • Must be in good standing.

Learn More & Apply

Faculty who wish to participate in the Transition Program should contact Jennifer Van Beek, Program Manager at jvanbeek@jhmi.edu.

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