March 27, 2013

Job Posting: University of Washington

The public research university in Seattle has opened a search for an Ombud. (The position has traditionally been called "Ombudsman" and it is not clear whether the job posting reflects an intentional change.)  The Ombuds reports to the University President and offers, "an independent, impartial, informal, accessible service by which members of the community may voluntarily explore a variety of paths for addressing their questions, concerns, and complaints."

Candidates for appointment must hold a master’s, JD or other advanced degree, and have at least five years of relevant experience in a higher education institution or equivalent setting. Priority will be given to candidates who apply by April 11, 2013. No salary indicated. Susan Neff has been the UW University Ombudsman since 2008 and was the Assistant Ombudsman starting in 1994. (UW Hires, Req. #: 94034.)

Related posts: U Washington Faces Lawsuit Despite Mediation by Ombuds; U. Washington Searching Internally for Ombuds; University of Washington Appoints Ombuds.

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