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FACULTY OMBUDSPERSON

Requisition # 72007

Position Basics


Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
Advertising Started on:Thursday, November 30th, 2017
College:Office of the President
Department:President

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Part Time
Position Description:

The University of Iowa is seeking a half-time faculty ombudsperson. The Office of the Ombudsperson serves students, faculty, and staff by offering a confidential, neutral, and independent dispute resolution service. The mission of the ombudsperson is to ensure that all members of the University community receive fair and equitable treatment. Two ombudspersons, appointed by and reporting to the University President, staff the Office. One ombudsperson holds a full-time professional appointment, and the other is a faculty member with a twelve month, half-time, non-renewable four-year term.



The individual selected for the half-time faculty ombudsperson position will serve as a resource for those in the University community who require information or help in resolving a problem. The person shall serve in an informational and conciliatory role, be impartial, adhere to the highest levels of confidentiality. The faculty ombudsperson shall have an ability to allocate his or her time flexibly, in accordance with the demands of the position. University rules stipulate that the person serving as ombudsperson shall not simultaneously be a member of the administration or an officer of a faculty governance organization.

Required Qualifications:

  • The candidate should be an Associate or Full Professor, and on a regular faculty track or an emeritus faculty member at The University of Iowa, who has been active in University affairs. The candidate should not simultaneously be a member of the administration or have other faculty¬†leadership roles.

  • A commitment and understanding of diversity in an academic environment.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Demonstrated effective listening and problem-solving skills

  • Knowledge of University administration, structure, policies, and procedures.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Interest
 Number of References:  3

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Contact Information


Contact:Sharon L Beck - ombudsperson-search@uiowa.edu
Pres-President
JESSUP HALL
5 JEFFERSON ST W
101 JH
IOWA CITY, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-2430



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