Is a 400k salary too much for a university president? Four academics apply to share one lucrative U of Alberta position

As It Happens, SRSG, Jun 10, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

A remarkable protest is being made at the University of Alberta. As the University searches for a new university president at a minimum $400K salary, at least 56 academics and staff have applied, all in groups of four. They write, "We believe that by job-sharing this position, we would be able to do a better job than any one person could do - and the salary is certainly ample enough to meet the needs of all four of us." It does raise the question of when a large salary starts being justified, and just represents greed. See also the Edmonton Journal and Inside Higher Ed. Via Academica.

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