Director of the Library – Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY) – Purchase, NY

Purchase College, State University of New York welcomes applications for the position of Director of the Library to share and implement a vision of effective, collaborative, and innovative service and leadership. Purchase College offers an atmosphere which blends traditional academic studies in Letters and Sciences with conservatories in Visual and Performing Arts. The Library holds a well-established, high-traffic role as the center of scholarly life on campus.

Reporting to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director of Purchase College Library provides strategic leadership for all functions of the Library. The Library Director has primary responsibility for budget, strategic planning, personnel, facilities, and the development of the Library’s collections, services, and programs.  The Library Director serves as an advocate and spokesperson for the library both on and off the campus; recognizes the challenges facing academic libraries and articulates them to the Provost and other appropriate administrative bodies; and seeks financial support through the College’s allocations and external fund-raising efforts.

The Director will serve as the leader of the Library; supervise a team of faculty librarians and professional staff; collaborate with senior campus administrators, and head of college departments; serve as a liaison to SUNY central administration and the SUNY Libraries Consortium; and represent the Library to various external campus partners.  Purchase College is an undergraduate institution located 25 miles north of New York City. It houses a unique combination of Liberal and Arts and Sciences and Arts Conservatory programs.

For more information and to apply, please visit the following website:, complete an online application, attach your cover letter, CV, statements of research/artistic interests, teaching philosophy, representative publications or samples of artistic work, and three letters of reference. Check the website for details about specific areas of interest within each discipline, salary, level of appointment, benefits, and application deadline.
Purchase College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.