The Military College of South Carolina

Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice

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

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment, with employment beginning in August 2024. Area of specialization is open, but candidates with research and teaching interests in policing, cyber security/forensics, and/or criminal justice reform are preferred. Candidates must be willing to teach courses in our undergraduate, graduate, and online programs.

Located in beautiful Charleston, SC, The Citadel is a fully accredited, public, comprehensive, co- educational college with a student body of 2,300 undergraduate and 1,000 evening/online and graduate students. The Criminal Justice Department offers a full range of courses in the undergraduate day program and the online undergraduate bachelor’s degree program. A normal teaching load is twelve hours per week with small class sizes.

The Citadel supports faculty scholarship and professional development. Internal funding is available for research, development, and travel. Salary and fringe benefits are competitive, and other benefits include access to the Citadel Beach Club located on the Isle of Palms and the Swain Family Boat Center.


Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications should include an earned doctoral degree in the humanities and social sciences and a background in intelligence and security studies from an accredited institution;  a JD is not an appropriate degree for this position. Should be committed to the advancement of undergraduate and graduate education, have a distinguished record of teaching, research and professional accomplishment, have strong leadership and management abilities, and be dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion among students, staff and faculty. ABD candidates may be considered if degree completion is expected prior to August 1, 2024.

Additional Comments:

In addition to the online application, candidates must submit the following: A cover letter describing relevant educational background, teaching and academic interests (including research specialization), a curriculum vitae, sample course syllabi, course evaluations, sample of research and writing, official graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Department representatives will be available at the American Society of Criminology conference in Philadelphia (November 15 – 18).

Professor Matthew Zommer
Chair, Criminal Justice Search Committee Department of Criminal Justice
The Citadel
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409
Phone: (843)953-2425
Fax: (843) 953-7085


Other Benefits of Working at The Citadel

  • Extensive Health Plans
  • Great Retirement Options
  • Tuition Waiver Program
  • 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



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