The University of Iowa is seeking a half-time faculty ombudsperson. This is an internal search open to faculty members at the rank of associate or full professor who are on a regular faculty track (tenured, clinical, research, or instructional tracks) or are emeritus faculty members at The University of Iowa.
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 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 problem-solving role, be impartial, and 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 at the departmental level or above or an officer of a faculty governance organization.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.