Vice President for Legal Affairs - Vice President for Legal Affairs

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Vice President for Legal Affairs - Vice President for Legal Affairs Hiring department VP-Legal Affairs Monthly salary OPEN Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM Posting number 18-10-02-01-0346 Job Status Open FLSA status Exempt Earliest Start Date 11/01/2018 Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to all applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 1 General Notes None provided

Required Application Materials
  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.
Additional Information Purpose The Vice President for Legal Affairs serves as the chief legal officer of the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the President's executive management team.

Essential Functions The vice president is counsel to the president in his official capacity, and provides legal representation to the University in all legal matters, including interpreting laws, regulations and rules, and in conducting investigations and directing litigation. Responsible for providing legal representation, advice, counsel, and opinions in all areas of law affecting the University including corporate, student, and faculty affairs, academic programs, promotion and tenure, medical and clinic care, intercollegiate athletics, research compliance, trademark licensing, intellectual property, technology transfer, international agreements, regulatory compliance, privacy law, real estate, open records, and important legal documents and agreements. Direct the operations of all attorneys and legal support staff by demonstrating strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Arrange and supervise outside counsel retained to represent the University. Directs legal representation to follow all University policies and procedures. Act as the University's liaison with UT System Office of General Counsel and the Texas Office of the Attorney General in the defense of claims. Consult and collaborate with counsel at other universities and counsel for other state agencies to provide consistency in the interpretation, development, and application of policy. Maintain a current knowledge of legal issues of importance to the University through participation in continuing legal education and membership in appropriate bar and professional associations and higher education associations.

Marginal/Incidental functions Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and admission to the Texas Bar. Fifteen years of experience in the practice of law with ten years of experience managing attorneys. Significant experience in higher education or in a governmental setting. Record of exercising excellent judgment, legal research skills, analytical problem solving abilities, and collaboration. Ability to translate complex legal issues for a lay audience. Ability to take an entrepreneurial approach working with university leadership to advance the university in the community, state and nation. Advanced leadership and organizational skills. Demonstrated commitment to diversity. Accessible in person or electronically to the president and senior administrators in case of emergency. A combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications None provided

Working conditions May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

UT Austin is a Tobacco-free Campus

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Posted: 10/4/2018
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