The ad is here, it does not say who is on the search committee. Chris Prosser was doing a great job at 0.9 FTE and a very modest salary, he left to pursue a PhD. As a commenter notes, top salary for the job listed is $38,000. In comparison the UO President has many assistants, the lowest paid apparently gets $72,000.
In the comments someone raises the possibility of increasing the salary for this job and adding “licensed Oregon attorney” to the required qualifications. I think this is a great idea. The Senate and Assembly need legal representation to deal with the increasingly bizarre attacks and power grabs coming from the OUS/administration’s attorney, Randy Geller.
One unprofessional example, from an email Geller sent to the UO Senate President and IAC Chair on 7/30, a few days before Mike Gottfredson took over from Bob Berdahl:
… Your allegations about the University’s rulemaking processes are offensive and false , as are the comments made publicly by members of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee. I ask that you apologize in writing to President Berdahl, Rob Mullens, and me. I also ask that you censure the members of the IAC who have published offensive and defamatory comments.
University of Oregon
I have published posts questioning Randy Geller’s competence. But his own emails probably make the point better than I can. (This post updated 8/10/2012.)