Faculty Ombuds Officer - Call for Nominations
 
The Search Advisory Committee seeks nominations and applications for the position of Faculty Ombuds Officer.

The Faculty Ombuds Officer will function as a confidential, neutral resource for faculty to raise and clarify issues and concerns, identify options, and request assistance to informally resolve workplace conflicts.

Interested members of the university community may either apply or nominate potential candidates for the position of Faculty Ombuds Officer. Potential candidates/nominees must be tenured and hold the rank of Professor at Texas A&M University. Nominees will be contacted to request that they submit an application.

Selection criteria for the Faculty Ombuds Officer include:
·         Tenured faculty member at the rank of Professor
·         Knowledge of university policies and resources
·         Extensive cross campus experience
·         Strong communication skills

·         Ability to be objective and neutral
·         Strong conflict resolution skills

·         Commitment to promote ethical conduct in the performance of the Faculty Ombuds Officer role

·         Understanding of cross-cultural values and commitment to diversity
 
The Faculty Ombuds Officer will be a part-time appointment reporting directly to the Vice Provost.  Application packets should include: a letter of interest outlining qualifications for the position, a current vitae, and names and contact information for three individuals who could comment knowledgeably on the candidate's qualifications for this position. The committee will contact references after completion of a preliminary screening.
 
Nominations and applications should be submitted directly to:
 
Michael Benedik, Chair
Search Advisory Committee for Faculty Ombuds Officer
Email:    benedik@tamu.edu 
 
The Search Advisory Committee will begin accepting applications for this internal search immediately.  Application materials are due by December 12, 2017.