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K-State Today

April 20, 2015

Faculty Senate accepting applications for the 2015-2018 ombudsperson position

Submitted by Faculty Senate

Dear Colleagues,

Kansas State University has three ombudpersons who are available to assist faculty and unclassified professionals in addressing issues that are related to their employment. Each of these individuals plays a critical role in the university's campuswide dispute resolution process.

The duties of an ombuds are considered university service and are highly valued by faculty and unclassified professionals alike. A faculty member serving as an ombuds will be expected to continue to fulfill their regular teaching, research or service; likewise a professional staff person will continue with their assigned responsibilities during the time that they serve as an ombuds. Each ombuds is compensated in the amount of $5,000 per year by the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President. The length of the appointment is three years.

At the beginning of the fall 2015 semester, Christy Craft's term as a faculty ombuds will expire. This message serves as notice of the upcoming vacancy. Interested faculty members must be employed directly by Kansas State University and not merely an affiliated entity, such as the K-State Student Union or K-State Alumni Association.  For other pertinent information regarding necessary qualifications for this position please see section C192-C194 of the University Handbook.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please send by email the following attachments: 1) a cover letter indicating your interest and a statement of your professional qualifications as they are related to the position of Ombuds; and 2) a brief vitae. Please direct your email to Candace LaBerge, administrative specialist, Faculty Senate office, candaceb@k-state.edu, by no later than Friday, May 8. All applicants' information, once compiled, will be sent to me for review and consideration.

Additional information about the ombuds positions can be found at: http://www.k-state.edu/disputeresolution/.

Thank you,

David Rintoul
Faculty Senate