Attorney (Assistant/Associate General Counsel), Office of the General Counsel

Knoxville, TN
Jan 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionThis position is part of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), which represents The University of Tennessee, a statewide system of public higher education.  This position will be involved in proactively advising a diverse group of University leaders on a wide variety of matters, including matters relating to sponsored research, research compliance, contracts and procurement,  business transactions, and University policy.  Specific areas of responsibility will be determined based on University and office needs and the successful candidate’s interests and substantive background.  The position may be located in the OGC’s offices in Knoxville, Chattanooga, or Memphis, Tennessee, depending on the geographic preference of the successful candidate, but responsibilities of the position will involve service and travel to all campuses and institutes in the University system.

QualificationsRequired Qualifications: JD from an accredited law school; Tennessee law license or eligibility for Tennessee license; minimum of five years of relevant legal experience; strong academic record; and strong legal writing and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: More than 10 years of experience; experience in sponsored research, research compliance, business transactions in a higher education setting, and/or higher education policy, is strongly preferred.

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.

Compensation for this position will be competitive with comparable positions at peer institutions. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits and much more. Additionally, Tennessee residents do not pay a state income tax. For more information on the University of Tennessee’s benefits, we invite you to visit

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: General Counsel
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jan 7, 2021, 12:53:17 PM

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