Barack Obama could be the next president of Harvard University

Former President Barack Obama could once again be president, but this time it would be as the president of Harvard University.

The Boston Globe has thrown his name into the ring as a possible successor to replace current Harvard President Drew Faust, the school's first female president who announced this week she is planning to step down from the high profile role.

While the paper said it's possible the university decides to give the job to someone already at the school, they could look at alums as well.

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Obama graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991 and served as the first African American editor of the school's prestigious Harvard Law Review.

The former president taught also constitutional law for more than a decade at the University of Chicago Law School and was often critiqued during his time in the White House for his "professorial" tendencies.

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But before he embarks on an education career, he still needs time to write his White House memoir.

The paper also floated Janet Yellen and currently Harvard Business School dean Nitin Nohria as possible replacements for Faust.