Dartmouth College is looking for a new LGBTQQIA advisor. That stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Ally Lesbian.

The job pays anywhere from $47,000 to $81,400 and as noted in Dartmouth’s online job listing, a criminal conviction won’t disqualify you, as reported by Dartblog (a blog run by Dartmouth alums):

If you are not up to speed on the fashionable small talk, LGBTQQIA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Ally Lesbian. Dartmouth is looking for another advisor for said demographic. Of course, for about the same money that the College will pay this new employee — somewhere between $47,800 -$81,400 (plus benefits and vacation galore) — we could hire a young, vibrant Humanities professor, someone who might relate to students intellectually. But no. OPAL babysitters are higher on IP Folt’s list of priorities than faculty.

As we recently reported, the College is also currently looking to hire a Men’s Project Program Manager. Curiously enough, that worthy individual did not have a special notation on his/her employment form noting that a criminal record was not necessarily an impediment in applying for the position …. However, it seems that the bar is lower for the LGBTQQIA advisor. I wonder why…

The College is establishing something of a track record in hiring criminals. As we reported not too long ago, the pharmacist at Dick’s House, Jeffrey Licht, was recently discharged after he was discovered to have improperly taken “medication from the campus infirmary on 60 occasions and had been personally prescribed nearly 10,000 pills in little more than two years.”

Got that? For the Men’s Project Manager, there was no mention of a criminal record but for the LGBTQQIA advisor it’s specifically stated that a criminal record is okay.  Sounds discriminatory to us.