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Associate University Counsel

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Applicants should apply online via the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Human Resources’ website at:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of Associate University Counsel. The position requires a law degree from an accredited school and North Carolina bar membership or the ability to become a member within one year of employment. The University offers competitive benefits, including 24 days of vacation leave per calendar year, plus state holidays. In addition to the online application, please attach a cover letter; resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. Only Microsoft Word documents and PDF file attachments will be accepted.  Applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2018.

The Associate University Counsel will engage in a broad, demanding transactional practice that will focus on finance and accounting, associated entities, capital improvements, construction, debt financing, facilities planning and use, municipal law, land use and zoning, ITS infrastructure, parking and transportation, telecommunications, and energy services. This person provides advice and counsel to the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel, the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, the Provost, and others at the highest levels of the University regarding finance, infrastructure, policy review and development, real estate, and information technology. The University engages in sophisticated business and financial transactions and the person in this role will help guide decision-makers to structure agreements that serve and protect the University. This person works closely with all of the attorneys in the Office of University Counsel and most closely with those whose work focuses on international matters, development and gift planning, associated entities, entrepreneurial ventures, on-line education, service agreements, and business transactions across all University units and affiliates, including the healthcare system. The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of relevant legal experience. This person reports to the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel and the Associate Vice Chancellors and Senior University Counsel within the Office.

Applicants should apply online via the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Human Resources’ website at:

We are seeking an attorney with strong analytical and problem solving abilities; initiative, intellectual curiosity and tenacity; who is solutions-oriented, creative, demonstrate strategic common sense, good judgment, and level-headedness. Our attorneys are effective team members and colleagues, with an aptitude for building positive working relationships at all levels. They are energized by challenges and able to juggle shifting priorities and multiple projects.

The University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply without regard to age, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.