University Investigator - #201854

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Posting NumberEHRA351PQuick Link for Internal Postings TitleUniversity InvestigatorWorking TitleUniversity Investigator - #201854DepartmentLegal Counsel & Technology TransferAnticipated Hiring RangePosition Summary

The University Investigator will serve as the primary investigator for complaints alleging sex or gender-based discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity discrimination, sexual misconduct, harassment, stalking or relationship violence involving a faculty member, staff member, student or third party. Additionally, this position may work as an investigator for complaints of other claims of discrimination, harassment, or other employment issues involving a faculty member, staff member, or third party. The Investigator will work closely with departments across campus to facilitate timely investigations. The Investigator will draft reports for presentation to appropriate university personnel. The Investigator will train university personnel on investigations and on legal and policy issues related to Title IX, Equal Employment Opportunity,
sexual misconduct, harassment, stalking and/or relationship violence.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution.

Five years of progressively responsible higher education experience to include some work in Higher Education Title IX investigatory processes.

Minimum of two years demonstrated experience in complaint, incident and/or investigation and resolution.

Preferred Qualifications

Title IX related training or certification through a nationally recognized organization; demonstrated knowledge of Title IX, Title VII, Clery Act and Violence Against Women Act; experience working on civil rights investigations of sex or gender-based discrimination, harassment or violence; experience working in a higher education setting; experience facilitating
trainings for large and small groups, including students.

Position TypePermanent Full-TimeNumber of Hours Per WeekNumber of Months Per Year12 Posting Text

Open Date10/11/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

To be considered, you must apply online. Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references to complete the application process. For questions or additional information, please contact Shea Browning at [email protected] or 828-227-7116.


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. List of references
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    Posted: 10/12/2019
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