Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may soon secure an Ivy League teaching role after the embattled politician reportedly pursued a professorial gig that would see her lecture students without being tied down to a specific department or set of courses.
Clinton, who once worked as a law professor, may work exclusively at Columbia or could obtain a title of “University Professor” that would allow her to speak at multiple universities across the country without taking on an exclusive role, the New York Daily News reported.
In doing so, she would have the opportunity to lecture hundreds of students on topics of her choosing without being tied down to overseeing a specific course load or lesson plan.
“It’s all fluid,” a source told the outlet. “It could be a number of things. No decisions have been made, but there are talks. She’s trying to figure out what she wants to do. It could end up with the papers at one place and she has some sort of faculty role at another. She hasn’t quite come to a decision.”
The news comes as Clinton – who previously served as secretary of state, U.S. senator representing the state of New York, and first lady – wraps up a book tour that saw her promote her memoir “What Happened,” billed as a look at the reasons why she lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump.
This week, Clinton broke her silence about a New York Times report that exposed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein as the man at the center of a sexual harassment and rape scandal that dates back at least three decades.
“I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein” she said in a statement on Tuesday. “The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior.”