Truman State University -- Missouri’s only public liberal arts and sciences university -- seeks an experienced, skilled, collegial, and collaborative attorney to serve as its next General Counsel. This position provides a unique opportunity to formulate and oversee legal policies and procedures that will have a lasting impact on Truman's ability to fulfill its mission for many years to come.
The Position: The primary function of the General Counsel is to provide legal advice to and representation for Truman’s Board of Governors, administrators, faculty, and staff acting in their organizational capacity on behalf of the university. A General Counsel provides effective legal advice, representation, and training in a complex operational context. Subject areas are numerous and varied and include constitutional law, particularly speech and due process, accreditation, employment, benefits, student issues (including discipline, privacy, and welfare), utilities, facilities, procurement, real and intellectual property, construction, finance, insurance, tort liability, privacy of information systems, electronic discovery, export controls, labor relations, contracts, grants, personal injury, and increasingly complex compliance issues, particularly Title IX. The Institutional Compliance Officer reports to the General Counsel. The Board of Governors appoints the General Counsel to serve at the pleasure of the Board.
Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will be received until a list of candidates is put forward for final consideration. The review of candidates will begin February 1, 2024. Application materials should be received by this date to receive full consideration.
For additional information and application instructions, see Truman State.
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