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Job Details - Attorney/Assistant or Associate General Counsel, DOQ - Transactional - Research
The University of Tennessee System, Office of the General Counsel
Candidate's Choice, betw Knoxville, Memphis, Chatt, TN
Category Description:
In-House Counsel
Work Experience:
5+ to 7 Years
Education Level:
J. D.
Job Type:
Job Information
Position Description:

This 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.

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

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to System Human Resources, 1331 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996; (865) 974-8170.

Required Experience:

Required 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.

Contact Information
Joan Roberson
University of Tennessee
(865) 974-2543
Email Address:
How To Apply

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE UNIVERSITY'S ONLINE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM. Please do not mail your application materials. If you need assistance with electronic submission, please call 1-888- 444-8847.

Materials Required for Consideration: Letter of application, resume, and three references knowledgeable of applicant’s legal skills and experience. For complete position information and to access the online application, please visit:

 Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.