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Job Title: Associate General Counsel
Location: Edwardsville, IL United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 10/19/2017
Expire Date: 11/19/2017
Job Categories: Legal, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
Associate General Counsel
Southern Illinois University invites applications and resumes for the position of Associate General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel.

Edwardsville, Illinois

The position is charged with providing advice and support to the SIU Board of Trustees, President, SIUE Chancellor and other University administrators, faculty and staff, primarily on the Edwardsville campus. The primary responsibilities for this position include providing legal advice, interpretation, and representation in the areas of business and transactional matters, including but not limited to contracts, leases, procurement, licensing, sponsored research grants, athletics, clinical affiliations, and intellectual property matters. Other responsibilities include advising of University administration on policies and procedures, regulatory compliance issues involving state and federal laws, reviewing requests pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, responding to subpoenas and records requests, service on University committees as designated, and performing other duties as assigned. This position reports to the General Counsel and will be located at the Universityís Edwardsville campus. Occasional travel is required, including, but not limited to, the other University campuses in Carbondale and Springfield.

This is a security-sensitive position. A pre-employment background investigation, including a criminal background check, is required.

Compensation shall be commensurate with successful applicantís experience and academic credentials.

Review of applications and resumes will begin on November 13, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

To ensure full consideration, submit a letter of application, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references to (electronic submissions preferred):

Lynn Miller, Office Administrator
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Office of General Counsel
Campus Box 1019
Edwardsville, IL 62026
Telephone: 618-650-2514
Facsimile: 618-650-2270
E-mail: lymille@siue.edu
Qualifications & Requirements
-Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school;
-At least five (5) years experience in the licensed practice of law, preferably in an institution of higher education and/or a government setting;
-Experience in the areas of contract review, negotiations and drafting, business transactions, research and sponsored programs;
-A strong academic record;
-Excellent oral and written communication skills;
-Exceptional judgment, legal research skills, analytical problem solving abilities;
-The highest ethical standards, integrity, and trustworthiness;
-The ability to manage multiple and changing priorities;
-The ability to work in a team-oriented environment with an emphasis on collaboration, but also the capability to work independently with minimal oversight;
-Admission to the Bar of the State of Illinois within three (3) months of appointment to the position.
-Experience in matters of intellectual property is strongly preferred.
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Jennifer Oates-Blair
Contact Email:joatesb@siue.edu
Company Description:
SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. SIUE awards degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs encompassing the arts, sciences, nursing, education, health, human behavior, business and engineering. The Schools of Dental Medicine and Pharmacy award first-professional doctoral degrees in dental medicine (DMD) and pharmacy (PharmD). SIUE is an NCAA Division I member of the Ohio Valley Conference, as well as the Missouri Valley Conference in menís soccer and the Southern Conference in wrestling. The Edwardsville campus is supplemented by campuses in Alton and East St. Louis. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteranís status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.
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