November 13, 2023

Job Posting: Illinois State University

The large public university in Central Illinois is hiring a full-time Ombudsperson. It appears that this will be a new position for ISU, which has had a Ombudsperson Council comprised of three collateral duty Ombuds since about 2010. (Current members of the Ombudsperson Council are appointed to three-year terms: Joe Goodman, Professor of Management; Quanisha Kumi-Darfour, Associate Director of Student Relations; and Ryan Brown, Associate Dean and Professor of Education.) It is not clear whether the new Ombuds will replace or supplement the Council's work. The new Ombuds will serve nearly 30,000 faculty, staff, and students on the urban campus.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of related experience. A graduate degree, seven years of professional Ombuds experience, and higher ed experience are preferred qualifications. The position will pay $100,000 to $115,000 annually. Applications are due by November 29, 2023. (ISU Jobs.)


  1. "After careful consideration, we have decided to delay the timeline for this search to wait until we have a permanent President in place. We hope to relaunch the search during late summer/early fall."