Leave for New Parents

Whether you’re expecting a baby or welcoming a child through adoption, JHU wants to help get your family off to a happy, healthy start. We offer two types of paid parental leave that can help you recover from childbirth and spend precious time with your new addition.

The programs offer fully paid time off for full- or part-time faculty, staff, and bargaining unit employees who’ve been employed at JHU for at least a year. Combined, they offer up to 10 weeks of paid leave for a new parent giving birth.

Birth Recovery Leave

JHU offers six weeks of fully paid leave following childbirth for eligible full- and part-time faculty, visiting faculty, staff, and bargaining unit employees. Our birth recovery leave applies only to the parent who gives birth, and must be taken immediately upon the birth of a child.

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Parental Leave

JHU offers up to four weeks of fully paid leave for full- and part-time JHU faculty, visiting faculty, staff, and bargaining unit employees following the birth of a child or adoption of a child under the age of 12. Parental leave can be taken by mothers or fathers—or both, if both work at JHU—as long as they have been employed by JHU in an eligible status for at least a year at the time of birth or adoption placement. Parental leave can be taken all at once or intermittently throughout the year after the child’s birth or adoption.

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