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April 23, 2013

Faculty Senate accepting applications for the 2013-2016 ombudsperson position

Submitted by Faculty Senate

Dear Colleagues,

Kansas State University has three ombudspersons that are available to assist faculty and unclassified employees in addressing issues which 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 ombudsperson do not take the place of normal teaching, research or service obligations of a faculty member or the duties that are established for an unclassified professional. Each ombudsperson is compensated in the amount of $5,000 per year by the office of the provost. The length of the appointment is three years.

At the beginning of the fall 2013 semester, Rebecca Gould’s term as a faculty ombudsperson 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. Interested faculty members must also have attained tenure in their respective department. 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 what arrangements you have made in order to make yourself available for this opportunity; 2) a statement of your professional qualifications as they are related to the position of Ombudsperson; and 3) 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 10. All applicants' information, once compiled, will be sent to me for review and consideration.

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

Thank you,
James Bloodgood
Faculty Senate

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