Vice President and General Counsel

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University of Central Florida
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Vice President and General Counsel

The University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida invites applications, nominations and inquiries for the position of Vice President and General Counsel. This university-wide position serves as the chief legal officer for UCF and reports directly to UCF’s President, Dr. Alexander N. Cartwright, and the UCF Board of Trustees.

UCF is well on its way to becoming the nation’s leading metropolitan research university, with a focus on student success, faculty research and innovation. Driven by its entrepreneurialism and optimism, UCF will not be defined by its contemporaries, and seeks to forge a new path that leads the way to the future of higher education. Founded in 1963, UCF is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as Florida’s most innovative university and one of the nation’s top 20 nationwide. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220 degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, Ph.D.s., certificates, and more.

The Vice President and General Counsel will be an outstanding leader with absolute integrity and excellent and seasoned judgement, a forward-thinking and collaborative attorney, and a key partner and leading voice on the University’s senior leadership team to implement the strategic vision and direction of UCF.

The Office of the General Counsel is the in-house corporate legal office for UCF. The office provides and coordinates a full range of legal services to UCF in such areas as academic affairs, freedom of speech and expression, tenure, employment, labor relations, student affairs, contracts, real estate and construction, athletics, health law, business law, research and innovation, intellectual property and technology transfer, development and gift agreements, information protection, federal and state law, public law issues, public records, and others.

A complete position profile with instructions for application may be found at https://www.agbsearch.com/active-searches. Additional information about the University of Central Florida is available at https://www.ucf.edu/.

Applications, Nominations, and Inquiries

The Vice President and General Counsel Search Committee requests that application materials be submitted no later than the target date of October 14, 2021 for full consideration.

Applications must include:

  • A letter of interest that addresses how the candidate meets the Search Committee’s qualifications, preferred attributes, and the opportunities for leadership as described in the position profile;
  • A resume or curriculum vitae; and
  • Five professional references with email addresses and phone numbers provided (references will not be contacted without prior permission from the applicant).

Applications should be submitted electronically to: [email protected]

AGB Search is assisting the Vice President and General Counsel Search Committee with this leadership search. Prospective applicants and nominators may contact the search consultants:

 

Kimberly Templeton, J.D.                                                                    Beverly J. Warren, Ed.D., Ph.D.

Principal                                                                                                          Executive Search Consultant

AGB Search                                                                                                    AGB Search

Office/Cell: 540.761.9494                                                                  Cell: 804.201.0260

Email: [email protected]                       Email: [email protected]

 

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

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About University of Central Florida

At the University of Central Florida, bigger is better. Because being big means:

  • Access — Providing more opportunities to people of any age who might not otherwise have access to earn a high-quality college degree
  • Innovation — Attracting thought leaders from around the world to conduct innovative research and scholarship on our campuses
  • Impact — Creating a positive, lasting impact on the Central Florida community and the world beyond

Big for a Reason

UCF is an emerging preeminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando. With more than 66,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the U.S. In addition to its impressive size and strength, UCF is ranked as a best-value university by Kiplinger’s, as well as one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes. The university benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment and opportunities for all students to grow, learn and succeed.

Founded in 1963, UCF and its 13 colleges offer more than 200 degrees from UCF’s main campus, hospitality campus, health sciences campus, 11 regional locations and online programs. It has more than 12,000 employees and an operating budget of $1.5 billion. The Washington Post has showcased how UCF is set to “demolish the popular belief that exclusivity is a virtue in higher education” thanks to the success of our mission of increasing access to high-quality education.

UCF teacher with students

We’re Dedicated to Faculty Success

One of UCF’s priorities is to strengthen its faculty by adding world-class researchers and scholars, and ensuring the success of each member in the classroom, the research lab and beyond. From teaching technologies and professional development to research mentoring and work-life balance, UCF faculty are supported in every aspect of their careers through a variety of offices and centers designed to help them achieve more.

UCF is an academic, partnership and research leader in numerous fields, including optics, modeling and simulation, engineering, computer science, business administration, education, biomedical sciences, hospitality management and digital media. UCF’s Faculty Cluster Initiative fosters the development of interdisciplinary teams focused on solving today’s most challenging scientific and societal challenges. Nine clusters have been created in fields as diverse as sustainable coastal systems, renewable energy, prosthetic interfaces and cyber security.

In 2016-17, UCF faculty received $148.7 million in research funding and have accrued more than $1 billion in external grants during the past decade. Distinctive programs extend learning beyond the classroom and include leadership programs, cooperative education, mentorships, internships, service learning and paid research positions.

Why join UCF?

Orlando is one of the fastest-growing major metropolitan regions in America (U.S. Census Bureau) and will add more than 500,000 new residents by 2026. The city was named No. 1 in the U.S. for job growth for 2015 by the U.S. Department of Labor. And it has become a hub for the life sciences, medical innovation and technological developments. That’s why Orlando ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ 2015 best cities for future job growth and No. 13 for fastest-growing cities in the U.S. And it’s why Fast Company magazine has included Orlando in its list of “Best Cities for Innovation.” Plus, the warm sunshine and pleasant climate create a perfect environment in which to live, work and explore.UCF area

UCF is one of Central Florida’s largest employers, with more than 2,000 faculty members and nearly 10,000 staff members, and adds $7.73 billion of value to the economy. We’re looking for passionate, innovative and driven faculty members to help us make a difference. Ready to get started?

 

 

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