Ducks seek jock-sniffing professor to replace Tim Gleason as NCAA lackey

Gleason, who will perhaps be best remembered on campus for his firm stance against faculty viewing child porn during the first union bargaining sessions, is retiring and Johnson Hall is searching for a replacement “Faculty” Athletics Director to sign the NCAA compliance reports. Pay is $100K or so – from the academic budget – for 0.5 FTE, plus free travel to away games, and minus the value of your immortal soul.

Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to let you know that Tim Gleason, professor of journalism and the UO’s faculty athletics representative (FAR), has announced his plans to retire at the end of this calendar year. Tim has served as the FAR for nearly seven years, supporting student-athletes in their studies and chosen sport.

During his time as the FAR, Tim has been a passionate advocate for our student-athletes. He has ensured their eligibility for competition, provided academic oversight in discussions about athletics, and represented the university at the Pac 12 and NCAA levels. It goes without saying that this past year has posed its own unique challenges as everything has had to adapt to the pandemic. We are grateful for Tim’s dedication to the success of our student-athletes during this challenging time and throughout his time as the FAR.

A nationally recognized administrator with 15 years of experience as the dean of the UO School of Journalism and Communication, Tim has brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the position. He will be missed when he retires, but we are glad that he will remain a friend of the university.

Tim will officially step down from the position on December 31, 2021. We have launched an internal search, chaired by Hans Dreyer, associate professor of human physiology, to find the next FAR. More information on the search and the application process is available on the president’s website. We anticipate selecting the next FAR before Tim retires to allow overlap and ensure a smooth transition. If you have any questions about the search, please email

Please join us in thanking Tim for his many years of service to the University of Oregon and wishing him the best in his retirement.
Michael H. Schill
President and Professor of Law
Patrick Phillips
Provost and Senior Vice President

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0 Responses to Ducks seek jock-sniffing professor to replace Tim Gleason as NCAA lackey

  1. oldtimer says:

    gleason’s dedication and thoughtfulness have earned our best wishes in his retirement, regardless of any disagreements, so all the best!

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