First some flava:
Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and a longtime English professor, earned $82,022 in 2011 for teaching at Northern Virginia Community College. Her salary information came from the couple's most recent tax return.
Ms. Biden began teaching English at the college in the spring of 2009 as an adjunct faculty member. In the fall of 2009, Ms. Biden was hired to fill a full-time faculty position that had a two-year appointment, and then she became a full-time associate professor in the fall of 2011, said George Gabriel, vice president of the college's Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment. Mr. Gabriel said the college followed the normal search process, which included Ms. Biden having to apply for both full-time positions.I work at a comparable state CC. I teach 5/5. I have the same rank. If I wanted to even get close to her salary, I would have to teach overloads and summer school. Teach a 3/3 at a CC? Really?
There is no tenure at NVCC, and as a VA state agency, there is no union allowed. So, those who are equal in rank and experience work 1/3 longer for roughly 1/3 less money. Wonder if the other candidates would have been offered this deal?
Politics are bad enough among academics. Now we have politics on politics.