I'm curious about how common it is to negotiate for requests/demands that are not necessarily directly related to salary, research, or teaching load during the job hiring process in academia.
Some potential examples that come to mind:
- Coverage of school athletic facility fees
- Parking pass / daily commute costs (e.g., bus fare)
- Financial assistance for relocating for job
- Specific holidays (e.g., lesser-known religious days)
- Keys to restricted areas not pertinent to job (e.g., access to music rooms for the professor that used to be an active musician)
- Coverage for continued learning in unrelated field (e.g., philosophy or theology courses offered elsewhere in the college).
Further, is it advantageous to even negotiate for these requests? Has anyone in the SE community had success with similar requests?