Mark Schlissel is disgraced, but not banished, from the university he ruled for seven and a half years.
The ex-president, expelled by the regents on January 15 for “an inappropriate relationship with a university employee”, still holds the medical faculty of professor of microbiology and immunology, as well as professor of biology on the main campus. And now he has invitations to teach, the Detroit Free Press reported Friday night.
The offer is outlined in letters sent to Schlissel on Thursday by leaders of UM’s medical school and the College of Letters, Science and the Arts. It is unclear whether Schlissel agreed to the terms.
… The contract offer calls for a total salary of $185,000.
Schlissel, 64, earned $927,000 in base salary as president until two weeks ago.
His new gig, if accepted, would begin at the end of August and would involve teaching one class if he was doing research or two classes if he was not doing research.
Teaching offers are “the normal process for any faculty member returning from an administrative appointment,” a UM spokesperson told Freep’s David Jesse.
The news is boosting social media humor, as you might expect.
“Is he also back on Tinder?” tweets Ami Woods of Good Hart, Michigan. “Anyone who laughed at him would automatically fail,” student Steve Henderson predicts on this platform.