Front gates at Furman midday

Information for New Faculty

Welcome! This website is designed to help you prepare to begin your new position with Furman University and  includes information about class schedules, academic policies, and other resources that you might find helpful – including information about Furman accounts and passwords, how to get a campus parking pass, and details about our campus and surrounding community.

If you have questions that the site does not answer, please feel free to contact your department chair, dean, or any of us at the Faculty Development Center (FDC), where we coordinate Furman’s orientation and ongoing programming for new faculty colleagues and, more generally, promote engaging, inclusive and scholarly teaching.

Please explore the tabs below as you begin your journey with us!

Welcome First Year @ Furman!

The Faculty Development Center team, along with Human Resources, Academic Affairs, and your respective departments are gearing up to welcome you and kick off the Fall semester here on campus.  Here is some information about each of these offices and how they may assist you in settling in.

Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs oversees all areas of faculty and academic support. It consists of a vice president for academic affairs and provost, two associate provosts as well as six academic deans.

The office is responsible for managing Furman’s academic programs, including the hiring of all faculty and optimization of resource allocations and staffing within Academic Affairs. It also works closely with students, parents and faculty to ensure academic regulations are followed, and that Furman’s integrity pledge is honored. To visit the Academic Affairs website click here.

Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources is dedicated to supporting the mission and goals of Furman University by delivering a wide array of programs and services to its employees. Learn more about Human Resources.

You may be specifically interested in:

  •  I-9 Form and instructions available in WorkDay.
  • Processing Moving Reimbursements – If you negotiated  moving expenses reimbursement there’s no need to keep receipts.  The sum of your reimbursement will be included in your first monthly paycheck and may be subject to tax withholding to the extent required by applicable law.
  • Reviewing Benefit Options

Faculty Development Center

The Faculty Development Center offers  a wide variety of resources, programs and services to guide you throughout your career at Furman University.  You will receive information about the New Faculty Orientation prior to your arrival at Furman.

Settling In To Furman University

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar lists important dates such as Registration and Grading, Staff Holidays, Religious Observances, Billing & Financial Aid, Continuing Education, Graduate Studies, Housing & Dining and Required Maintenance. This calendar is published and updated by Enrollment Services.


Operated by Barnes & Nobles, the Furman University bookstore is filled with Paladin apparel, fine items and gifts.  They created FacultyEnlight to make it easier for you to research, discuss, discover and adopt learning materials.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Furman University has a domain-level subscription which allows faculty free access when using a Furman email address. Visit The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Copying and Printing

P2X provides affordable and convenient printing and copying services for students, faculty, staff and the public.

ID Cards

Faculty ID cards can be acquired through the Enrollment Services Office, located in Suite 102 of the Furman Administration Building.  You can find more details on the Enrollment Services website.

Information Technology Services (ITS)

Information Technology Resources provides many services for Furman students, faculty and staff.  View our most used IT services.  If you have questions, please contact the IT Service Center.

Library Liaisons

Your Library Liaison can help you with resource selection, information fluency instruction or research assistance.  You can find a Library Liaison.

Health Services

Furman University has partnered with Prisma Health to operate our Employee On-Site Clinic, located next door to the Human Resources Department at 5013 Old Buncombe Rd (same shopping center as the neighborhood Walmart).  For more information, visit the clinic’s website.

Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources is dedicated to supporting the mission and goals of Furman University by delivering a wide array of programs and services to its employees. Learn more about Human Resources.

Parking Pass

Need to get a campus parking pass? Register online.

University Policies

Review Furman’s Policies and Procedures here.

Career Resources

Annual Evaluation

Information about the Annual Faculty Evaluation can be found in the Furman University Policies and Procedures Manual, Policy No. 152.2. You may want to preview a sample of Part I and Part II of this evaluation form.

Travel to Conferences

The  Dean’s Office has funding to support faculty travel to Professional Conferences.  For more information please find policy number 166.1 in the Faculty Policies and Procedures.


Furman’s Policy number 158.4  provides you with basic information to begin your road to the next stage of your career.

Grants and Research Administration

Furman’s Grant and Research Administration website offers information about sponsored programs, including but not limited to University and federal regulations for proposal submissions, information on potential sources of grant funding, and information on proposal preparation. You can find additional information about funding opportunities here.

*Please note that access to some of these materials requires the use of your Furman credentials.

New Faculty Resource Guide

You can access the Furman New Faculty Resource Guide here using your Furman credentials. We hope this resource guide provides a beginning reference point for you to explore and connect with the people, programs, and learning opportunities available at Furman.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Furman, we embrace meaningful diversity and equality as embodied by both implicit values and explicit practices in all of our endeavors. As a university community, we are committed to supporting students, faculty and staff from every walk of life.

For Furman, diversity goes beyond any single category and includes the full range of differences that encompass all that makes us unique, including differences in race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability, religion, worldview and many others.

  • Navigate Furman’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives here.

Students with Computers

Tips and Tidbits From Your Colleagues

Click Here to Explore Insight and Recommendations