Furman University invites applications for the Director of Libraries. The Director will provide strategic leadership for the administration of the James B. Duke Library, Sanders Science Library, and Maxwell Music Library. The Director will come to Furman at a time of significant momentum, joining one of the nation’s premier liberal arts and sciences universities. The Director holds an administrative position with non-tenure track faculty status.


The Ideal Candidate

The Director of Libraries will be a dynamic leader who is passionate in their support of a personalized educational experience that provides lifelong value for every Furman student.


We envision the successful candidate will be:

·         A confident leader who will elevate the Libraries to the center of academic life at Furman.

·         A creative thought leader able to inspire change, eager to try new things, and open to failing, adjusting, revising, and trying again.

·         A champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion who demonstrates an understanding and appreciation for diversity in library personnel, services, programs, resources, and in those whom we serve.

·         An adept facilitator with demonstrated experience in building consensus, mentoring, and advocacy.

·         An excellent communicator who easily builds rapport, is comfortable communicating in multiple mediums, and can clearly articulate the mission, values, and goals of a liberal arts university.

·         An accomplished manager who is diplomatic, fair, willing to compromise, and transparent in decision-making.

·         A scholar professionally active at the national level, with vision and interests that extend beyond our campus.


Education and Experience Requirements

·         Master’s degree accredited by the American Library Association or an international equivalent is required. A PhD is preferred.

·         Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible work experience in a library.

·         Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience.


How to Apply

Go to https://libguides.furman.edu/library/jobs/director for the full job description and information on how to apply.




Christy Allen

Assistant Director for Discovery Services

Furman University Libraries

Greenville, SC 29613


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