Vice Chancellor and General Counsel

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Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF) Department University Counsel-200400 Working Title Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Position Posting Category Academic Administration Salary Range Compensation dependent upon experience Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent Hours per Week 40 Vacancy ID NF0003674 Position ID 01000480 Posting Open Date 04/04/2019 Application Deadline 05/04/2019 Open Until Filled No Proposed Start Date 08/01/2019 Position Summary

The General Counsel (GC) serves as the principal lawyer for the University and reports to the Chancellor. The GC provides legal advice, strategy and counsel to the Chancellor, the Board of Trustees (BOT), the administration, faculty, staff, and students on matters involving or affecting the University. The GC analyzes laws, regulations, proposed legislation, and policies to facilitate compliance by the University, which includes keeping the campus community informed about legal risks and their management. The GC serves as liaison on legal issues with the Office of the President, the BOT, the Attorney General’s Office, and other entities as needed. The GC also is responsible for hiring and supervising the legal and other professional staff of the Office of University Counsel and secures and manages outside legal services for the University as appropriate.

Educational Requirements

A law degree from an accredited law school and at least fifteen years of legal experience required.

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications of the successful candidate should include: a law degree from an accredited law school and at least 15 years of legal experience required; must have excellent communication skills; an appreciation for and interest in public higher education, and a commitment to a demanding legal practice; previous legal experience in a major research university and health care system with strong professional schools is not essential but is preferred; previous legal experience in representing public entities is not essential but preferred. The ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders in a dynamic setting in a manner that facilitates consensus and alignment is an important skill in this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

All online applications must include a CV and cover letter.

Quick Link Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Meredith Tozzer, Recruiting Coordinator Department Contact Telephone or Email [email protected] Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
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    1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
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      • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
      • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/5/2019
    Application Due: 5/6/2019
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