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University Counsel

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Applications (to include a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references – who will not be contacted without permission) may be submitted to:  pdunn1@uasystem.edu

The University of Alabama System is receiving applications for the position of University Counsel.  This position will be based on the campus of The University of Alabama in Huntsville.      

Reporting to the Chief University Counsel, the University Counsel is responsible for providing legal support to The University of Alabama in Huntsville. This legal support includes managing administrative matters; negotiating, drafting and reviewing transactional documents; providing legal advice and counsel to clients; and managing other duties as assigned.

Required Experience and Training

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school;
  • Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Alabama, and any applicant not so licensed must be eligible to take and pass the Alabama bar examination, or otherwise obtain admission to the Alabama state bar, within a year of appointment;
  • 7 years of legal experience with a demonstrated increase in responsibility over that period;
  • Experience in transactional matters and providing legal advice and counsel to clients;
  • Strong academic credentials; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Experience and Training

  • Experience with higher education issues;
  • Excellent legal research, analysis and problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrated success in effectively serving a broad, diverse and demanding clientele; and
  • Effectively collaborating with others, including attorneys and professional staff.

Salary is commensurate with skill level and years of experience.  Electronic submissions are required.  Applications (to include a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references – who will not be contacted without permission) may be submitted to:  pdunn1@uasystem.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Thursday, November 30, 2017

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.