The following describes categories of leave that may be available to lecturers, senior lecturers, and artists-in-residence who need to take a leave of absence for family or personal medical reasons. Temporary instructors may be needed when such a leave is necessary. When this is the case, department chairs and school deans are responsible for making the necessary appointment arrangements. (In the policies described below, the term “lecturer” refers to Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Artists-in-Residence.)
California’s Pregnancy Disability Leave Law allows for leave of up to four months due to medically certified, pregnancy-related disability. During Maternity Leave, the lecturer remains on the regular Stanford payroll at full salary, but she is expected to apply for Short-Term Disability Insurance according to established procedures.