I would be interested in people's advice on negotiating a job offer in academia. I was offered an approximate salary, told it could go up next year (but not specified by any amount), but nothing else was explicitly included in the offer. Some people I've spoken to think the raise should be specified, a research allowance should be included along with a computer, and clarifications on what office furniture/equipment are part of the deal.
Are there other things that I should be asking for? I would also like more in the initial salary (though it's a good salary offer). Any advice as to how best to negotiate that? Do you say what you want, or go higher expecting to bargain down?
Any and all advice is appreciated