This position is part of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), which represents The University of Tennessee, a statewide system of public higher education. The primary assignment for this position is at The University of Tennessee at Martin (UT Martin) and the position will be located on the campus of UT Martin, but the responsibilities of the position will involve service and travel to all campuses and institutes in the University system. Responsibilities will include proactively advising leaders at UT Martin, and at other campuses and institutes in the University system as needed, on a variety of legal topics, including student affairs, faculty affairs, employment/human resources, and transactional matters.
Pay Scale Type: Market Range 18, with salary negotiable, within budgetary parameters, based on qualifications and experience.
Materials Required for Consideration: Letter of application, resume, and three references knowledgeable of applicant’s legal skills and experience.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Required Qualifications: J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; Tennessee law license or eligibility for Tennessee license; five (5) years of civil practice experience in a law firm or in a corporate, higher education, or government legal office; record of outstanding achievements as a practicing attorney; excellent academic record; exceptional analytical, problem-solving, diplomatic, and oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple, demanding tasks; demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and work independently in a highly collegial and high-performing environment; highly versatile set of legal skills; pragmatic and objective business acumen and ability to recognize the broader consequences of legal advice; ability to perceive and explain to non-lawyers the practical application of law and policy in complex situations; high degree of personal integrity, sound judgment, and a commitment to accountability; initiative and intellectual curiosity.
Preferred Qualifications: More than ten (10) years of experience; experience in a higher education setting.