Provost: UNM Professors May Leave Over Pay

May 7, 2012


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Regents for the University of New Mexico have been warned that the school could lose up to 10 well-regarded faculty members if salaries remain at their current levels.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that provost Chaouki Abdallah recently told the regents that he knows of at least 10 faculty members who are being recruited by other institutions and are thinking of leaving because the pay at the university is not on par with other institutions.

Abdallah says below-average pay is one component, but says that faculty have gone more than three years without raises.

Data compiled by the American Association of University Professors shows that the university ranks about midway on a list of 476 public four-year institutions when it comes to pay.

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