They just created a new job so that they can hire one of the men.
This is someone who is universally acknowledged to be a pain in the arse and to have done quite badly at the interviews. (The one who said our students suck.) So he would not have been a good choice for a teaching job. So they created a job with no teaching responsibilities so they can hire him anyway.
I guess it's nice to know they CAN create random new positions when they feel like it. Maybe they'll feel like it for me too one day.