Harvard president Drew Faust has announced that she’s going to step down. The liberal Boston Globe already has an idea for her replacement.

The Hill reports:

Boston Globe floats Obama as possible Harvard president

The Boston Globe is floating former President Obama as a potential president of Harvard University.

The Globe on Thursday published a short list of possible candidates to replace current Harvard president Drew Faust, who announced Wednesday that she would step down next year.

The paper noted Obama’s alumnus status and his time heading the Harvard Law Review, and that a critique of Obama being “too professorial … might be a plus at Harvard.”

“It’s not leader of the free world — but heading one of the world’s premier universities could hold lots of appeal,” the newspaper wrote.