September 21, 2009
Search for University Faculty Ombudsperson
The University is seeking applications and nominations for the position
of Faculty Ombudsperson. The
Ombudsperson will serve in a part-time position with appropriate
compensation and reduction in other responsibilities. The appointment is
for a one-year term, but it may be extended by mutual agreement of the
appointee and the university. A description of duties and qualifications
for the position is available online. The search and
selection of the Ombudsperson is being conducted by the Faculty Senate.
Any tenured, full-time faculty member interested in applying for this
position should submit a formal letter of application addressed to Candace
C. Justice, Chair of the Ombudsperson Search Committee, and sent by e-mail
to the office of the Faculty Senate.
This letter should explain an applicant’s interest in and qualifications
for the position. The application should also include a curriculum vitae,
including at least three references within the university (names, phone
numbers, and e-mail addresses), and a completed Affirmative Action Form.
Faculty can also nominate colleagues who might make a good Ombudsperson
by sending a letter of nomination to the office of the Faculty Senate.
The search committee will then contact the nominee directly.
All nominations and letters of application should be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2009.
This is an important position and can play a key role in ensuring that
faculty members at the University of Memphis have a source of help when
they encounter problems. Faculty are encouraged to give serious
consideration to applying or nominating a qualified colleague.
Jeffrey S. Berman
President, Faculty Senate