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Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, George A Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Job Description

The University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries seek an innovative, engaged individual to serve as the Senior Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI Senior Director). This 12-month tenure-track position provides strategic vision, expertise, and leadership in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) values in the Libraries. The Libraries are critical contributors to the University’s commitment regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. These values help sustain inclusive excellence within our workplace and enhance equitable access to the libraries within the communities we serve.

The DEI Senior Director uses evidence-based practices in leading the Libraries to collectively identify the systems, structures, policies, practices, and behaviors that perpetuate inequity; develop a roadmap that articulates measurable goals in addressing inequities; and implement and iterate on programs and initiatives to achieve those goals. The Director leverages existing and new opportunities to ensure the Libraries’ spaces, programs, and services are a supportive and welcoming learning environment for all users and potential users. In addition, the Director also represents the Libraries in campus DEI initiatives, building strong connections with related campus representatives and offices and engaging in cooperative efforts to enhance diversity efforts. 

The Libraries are committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment and have numerous long-term and recent initiatives focused on this goal. We seek a capacity builder who will work collaboratively with people of diverse cultural backgrounds and origins, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, and perspectives, to create meaningful dialogue and change. The Libraries recognize DEI as guiding principles and are committed to assuring that our spaces, collections, services, and library workspaces reflect campus values of inclusive excellence.


Minimum salary $93,625 at the Associate University Librarian rank

Minimum salary $100,059 at the University Librarian rank

The Smathers Libraries offer a salary commensurate with experience and credentials


The search will remain open until January 16, 2023, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at

Address inquiries to Joe Piazza, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: [email protected].

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.