Faculty Resignation Letter


NU legal counsel has asked that a letter of resignation include the sample language shown at right; faculty members may of course include whatever else they wish in the letter.  The letter should be signed and attached to a cover e-mail.   

The date of retirement would normally be the end of either the fall or spring semester. The last day of work should be no sooner than the contract end date for the semester but must come before the first contract date of the next semester (see Contract Dates and Working Days). Consult with your HR specialist if you have any questions.

"I, Professor ________________ of the Department of ___________ voluntarily resign from my continuous appointment as a member of the academic-administrative staff of the University of Nebraska and hereby retire (leave out reference to retirement if inappropriate) from University service effective at the close of business on the ____ day of ___________."

Sample Letter