Negotiating an Academic Job Offer: One package doesn’t fit all and a tailored deal benefits both parties
MANY NEWLY minted academics may feel they’re at a disadvantage when negotiating the details of a new job. Although industry job seekers can easily find advice on negotiating, it’s more of a project to obtain good advice for those applying for academic jobs, largely because academic hiring varies from institution to institution and from person to person. Knowing your priorities, though, will help you make a compelling case when you reach the negotiating table.
This article from Chemical & Engineering News by Corinne A. Marasco has very detailed, specific advice for new science faculty negotiating an academic position. It describes both what is negotiable and what it is reasonable to ask for at a variety of institutions, from the perspectives of faculty members and administrators.