Despite contract, new U. of Iowa president won't seek tenure


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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A spokeswoman says the University of Iowa's president-select will not seek a tenured professorship despite contract language giving him that right.

A contract released Friday shows J. Bruce Harreld was granted a tenured position in the College of Business "subject to the recommendation of the faculty" that he could assume after he left the presidency. He would be paid consistent with the highest paid professor in the college.

The provision was surprising because Harreld said Tuesday he wasn't interested in receiving tenure, a perk common for university presidents. The regents also hadn't granted a tenured position to Bill Ruud when he was hired as University of Northern Iowa president in 2013.

UI spokeswoman Jeneane Beck said Harreld didn't make tenure a condition of his employment and wouldn't seek the position.

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