University of Alabama System Office
  • 05-Jan-2022 to 21-Jan-2022 (CST)
  • Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible

The University of Alabama System, located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is receiving applications for the position of System Counsel. Reporting directly to the General Counsel, the System Counsel is responsible for providing legal support to the General Counsel and the University of Alabama System.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of relevant legal experience with a demonstrated increase in responsibility over that period
  • Demonstrated success in effectively serving a broad, diverse and demanding clientele
  • Excellent legal research, analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Alabama
  • Experience with higher education issues preferred

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing administrative matters
  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing transactional documents
  • Providing legal advice and counsel, particularly in the areas of tax, investments, human resources, benefits, and other business and administrative areas
  • Assisting the General Counsel as needed, including research and drafting
  • Other duties as assigned

Salary is commensurate with skill level and years of experience of applicant. In addition to a competitive pay, the University of Alabama System offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: health, dental and vision insurance; generous vacation, personal, sick and holiday leave; enrollment in the teachers' retirement system; and a tuition assistance program for employees, their spouse and eligible dependents.

Applications (to include a letter of interest, resume, and the complete contact information of three professional references) must all be submitted online. To apply, please visit:

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made.

The University of Alabama System is an equal opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Application Deadline: 11:59p CST January 21, 2022

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