The Military College of South Carolina

Governor John C. West Chair of Government and International Studies

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Work type: Full Time Permanent - Faculty
Location: Charleston
Categories: Humanities
Payscale: Unclassified

Governor John C. West Chair of Government and International Studies

Applications and nominations are invited for the Governor John C. West Chair of Government and International Studies in the Department of Political Science at The Citadel: the Military College of South Carolina. The chair holder is expected to offer an exceptionally distinguished and highly visible record of service in academia and/or senior levels in American government. 

The successful candidate would assist in supporting an innovative and challenging curriculum in policy studies.  Other duties include a combination of the following: teaching no fewer than two courses during an academic year; conducting such activities as delivering an address in the College’s Greater Issues Series or a public lecture; conducting student and faculty seminars; arranging for distinguished figures in American government, diplomacy  and other endeavors to visit the College for the purposes of presenting lectures or participating in seminars; and providing a public presence for the college in the community and the nation


Minimum Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a substantial background in Public Policy either in an academic setting (i.e. establishing or administering a successful public policy degree program) and/or experience in a high-level role in a federal and/or state-level agency.

 Preference will be given to recently retired or retiring senior officers of the military or foreign service.


 Additional Comments:

Initial appointment will be made for the period August 2023-May 2024; mutually renewable for a second and third year. Salary is negotiable. Additional funds are available for support of chair-related activities, including travel and support for symposia, seminars, and visiting lecturers.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  

In addition to the online application; names and addresses of three references should be included in the application or can be sent to: West Chair, Department of Human Resources, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409.

The Citadel is an EEO/AA employer, dedicated to multicultural diversity in campus leadership positions.

Benefits of Working at The Citadel

  • Extensive Health Plans
  • Great Retirement Options
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Discounts
  • Isle of Palms Beach Club
  • Swain Family Boat Center
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Read more about our benefits, on our HR website


About The Citadel College

The Citadel, also known as the Military College of South Carolina, is a public senior military college located in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has a rich history and educational reputation. With our current location on the banks of the Ashley River in downtown Charleston, you are close to great restaurants, shopping and much more.  Ranked #1 Public College in the South (U.S. News & World Report, 2022) for schools with up to a master’s degree, the opportunities are endless.

There are about 2,300 undergraduate students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Out of the Corps of Cadets, 1 out of 3 graduates earn a military commission. Students can choose from 31 Majors, 57 Minors, pre-health professions, and pre-law (a concentration in political science). The 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio guarantees students a quality education. Another 1,000 students attend the Graduate College, evening and online programs.


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