The university is establishing a two-person team of ombuds to be a resource for faculty.
A faculty ombud is someone who faculty members can talk to about workplace issues in complete confidence, listens to concerns as a neutral party, and serves as an advocate for fairness and equity. Ombuds will assist faculty in working toward informal resolution of concerns prior to filing formal grievances and are not involved in the formal grievance process.
Eligible candidates must hold the rank of associate or full professor in any track (tenure, research, practice, or extension) or have emeritus status at one of those ranks. One candidate will be from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, with another from outside of the institute.
Successful candidates must possess excellent listening, conflict resolution and decision-making skills; be open to multiple perspectives; and be able to keep information confidential.
Preference will be given to candidates who have had broad experiences at the university, including some form of leadership role at the department, college or campus level.
Deadline to apply is Dec. 3. Learn more about the position.