Faculty Retirement

The Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs is pleased to provide the following information as a service for faculty who are contemplating retirement. We recognize that the decision to retire is significant. We hope the following resources will support faculty and emeriti through this process. 

To minimize the disruption for the department/program and enable advance planning for curriculum and staffing, we ask faculty to formalize their retirement plans with the Dean’s office at least a year before their intended retirement (which typically takes place as of June 30 of a given year) whenever possible.

However, faculty are welcome to come to us at any time with questions they might have about retirement.

Primary Contacts

Saari Greylock (s.greylock@bowdoin.edu, 207-721-5110, Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs): options for retirement; timing, sabbaticals, compensation, eligibility for the Faculty Retirement Incentive Program, formal retirement decisions and documents, any questions to discuss with the dean 

Mary Cote (mcote@bowdoin.edu, 207-725-3033, Human Resources): employee benefits, retiree benefits, retirement plan contributions 

Mike Ranen (mranen@bowdoin.edu, 207-725-3299, Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs): offices, labs, equipment 

College Archives (sca@bowdoin.libanswers.com, 207-725-3288, Library): records management and retention policies and schedules, record archiving, confidential record destruction

Please note that all information on this page is provided as a courtesy, and while we will endeavor to ensure it is accurate and up-to-date, it does not constitute a guarantee or binding contract. The College’s formal policies and any agreements faculty may sign related to their retirement supersede these general guidelines. Faculty should always confirm any important points with the appropriate staff in the Dean’s Office, HR, IT, etc. prior to making any decisions based on that information.