The Military College of South Carolina

Assistant/Associate Professor, Educational Leadership

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Work type: Full Time Permanent - Faculty
Location: Charleston
Categories: School of Education
Payscale: Unclassified

The Citadel’s Zucker Family School of Education invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Educational Leadership position to be filled by August 2024.  The selected applicant will teach courses in the Zucker Family School of Education’s master’s level program, leading to South Carolina principal certification in elementary and secondary school administration, and its educational specialist program, leading to certification as a superintendent in South Carolina.  Student advisement; service to the Zucker Family School of Education, the college, and the community; and engagement in scholarly research leading to professional publications are also required. Responsibilities will include assisting the Program Coordinator with course scheduling for the division, building relationships with local P-12 schools, and recruiting students to the programs within the division.


Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctorate from an accredited university in educational administration, educational leadership, or a related field; demonstrated success as a P-12 public school administrator at both the school and district levels, ability to use and model technology as an instructional tool; ability to collaborate with local P-12 school districts; commitment to diversity and preparing leaders to work in diverse school environments; and demonstration of or potential for scholarly writing leading to publication.     


Preferred Qualifications:

Successful experience as a P-12 superintendent.  Teaching skills that employ a variety of instructional strategies in both face-to-face and online environments, previous experience teaching at the collegiate level, familiarity with accreditation processes in higher education, and experience in the leadership of academic programs.


Additional Comments:

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement that describes basic and preferred qualifications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three references through The Citadel’s employment website.

An equal opportunity-affirmative action employer, The Citadel encourages applications from women and minorities to ensure diversity in all campus employment.


About The Citadel:

The Citadel is located in historic Charleston, a city known for its unique charm and high quality of life.  Founded in 1842, The Citadel is a coeducational, comprehensive, state-assisted, residential four-year institution serving 2,349 undergraduate and 1,103 graduate and professional students and has been recognized as the #1 Public Master’s-level University in the South for the last eight years, 2011-2019, according to the US News & World Report.  The primary undergraduate student body consists of members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and veteran students.  The Citadel is dedicated to achieving excellence in the education and development of principled leaders and has one of the highest four-year graduation rates of all public colleges in the state and in the nation.  At the undergraduate level, the institution functions as a senior military college, providing a unique experience designed to support the academic achievement and character development that serve as the foundation for effective leadership in any domain.  The Citadel also functions as a public regional university offering approximately 50 graduate degrees, certificates, and selected undergraduate evening programs in a traditional civilian environment through The Citadel Gradate College and the Undergraduate Evening program.

Founded in 1670 as Charles Town in honor of King Charles II of England, Charleston is known for its architecture, museums, gardens, beaches, cultural festivals and cuisine. The rapid growth of industry in the fields of aerospace, automobile manufacturing, and high-tech industries has contributed to recent population growth and job expansion, making Charleston the fastest growing municipality in South Carolina. 


About the Zucker Family School of Education:

The Zucker Family School of Education is the unit within The Citadel responsible for undergraduate, masters, and specialist programs related to the preparation of educators.  Education alumni include outstanding teachers, literacy specialists, counselors, school administrators, and higher education faculty.  Zucker School faculty pride themselves in providing immersive instruction that connects theory and practice and focuses on the needs of individual students. The Zucker Family School of Education is also home to The Citadel’s STEM Center for Excellence, and the Anita Zucker Institute for Entrepreneurial Educational Leadership. The Zucker Family School of Education is named in honor of Charleston philanthropist Anita Zucker and her family.  In 2014, Mrs. Zucker signed a $4 million gift agreement with The Citadel to elevate the Zucker Family School of Education to national prominence through the development of scholarly and practical tools for improving education and offering direct assistance to area classroom teachers and school leaders. The gift has also positioned the School to be a point of contact in the community for fostering entrepreneurship in education.  In naming the Zucker Family School of Education, The Citadel marked its first school named after a substantial donor.


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