Working with the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, the Provost’s Office has launched a search to fill the faculty ombuds position.
The university’s current faculty ombuds — Bruno Giordani, professor of psychiatry, neurology and psychology, and an adjunct professor of nursing — is leaving the role after four and a half years to serve as the director of the Mary A. Rackham Institute.
The position will be posted on the university’s job postings website through Feb. 2. Provost Martin Philbert will solicit input from school and college executive committees and has asked SACUA to encourage faculty colleagues to apply for the position.
The ombuds is a confidential, impartial, informal and independent resource for information or conflict management that serves all faculty members of the Ann Arbor campus community. The office assists those who seek guidance with the resolution of academic or administrative issues and disputes that are not being adequately addressed through other university processes.