June 21, 2016

Job Posting: Dalhousie University

The public university in Halifax has opened a search for an Ombudsperson to serve a student population of 20,000.  The position will report to the Provost and work with a joint Ombuds Advisory Council (comprised of representatives from Dalhousie Student Union and Dalhousie University).

Applicants must have a degree (or equivalent combination of training and experience), plus diploma or ample experience in conflict resolution/management, including restorative approaches to conflict, and three to five years of related experience preferably in a post-secondary environment. Experience in policy development and university administration and an in-depth understanding of procedural fairness is required.  The position pays $65,463 to $88,567 and applications are due July 8, 2016.  (Career Beacon.)

Dalhousie had an Ombuds Office staffed by students on a part-time basis that closed in 2013.  After a very public scandal involving misogynistic and violent comments about female students in the graduate dentistry program, a university task force recommended the reinstatement of a robust Ombuds program.  

Related posts: Dalhousie University Ombuds Hopes to Reverse Declining CaseloadAssociation of Canadian College and University Ombudspersons Publishes Standards of PracticeACCUO Chronicles Three Decades of Ombuds in Higher Education; Dental School Scandal Highlights Loss of Ombuds Program at Dalhousie; Task Force Recommends Reinstatement of Ombuds Program at Dalhousie University; Dalhousie University Announces Restoration of Ombuds Program.

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