The Military College of South Carolina

Assistant / Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

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

Assistant/Associate Professor - Mechanical Engineering

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, housed within the School of Engineering. The vision of the School of Engineering is to educate innovative engineers that impact the world through principled leadership.  Our strategic priorities include infrastructure for growth, including the design of a new state-of-the-art engineering building, innovation throughout our curriculum with entrepreneurial mindset, inclusion and outreach, and interdisciplinary collaborations through artificial intelligence.

 The Citadel is a unique public institution with the mission of educating principled leaders through its Corps of Cadets and Graduate College programs.  Located in historic Charleston, S.C., The Citadel offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the humanities, business, math, science, engineering and education.  With an enrollment of more than 2,300, the Corps of Cadets is the nation's largest military college program outside the service academies. All cadets are educated within a classic military system and about 35 percent of the graduating seniors earn military commissions. The remaining graduates attend graduate school or enter the workforce. With an enrolment of over 1,000, The Citadel Graduate College offers civilian-based academic programs of distinction, primarily to non-traditional students, including both undergraduate and graduate curricula, with a focus on serving residents of South Carolina's beautiful Lowcountry. Academic programs at the college are complemented by a strong commitment to service and emphatic support of an honor code that calls upon students not to lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do. Since its founding in 1842, The Citadel's emphasis on character as well as intellect has produced generations of graduates who have served their nation, their professions and their communities with distinction.


Minimum and Additional Requirements:

Minimum qualifications for as tenure track faculty position include a degree from an institution offering an ABET accredited BS in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Aeronautical Engineering. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a potential and interest in undergraduate education, as well as graduate education; and a strong potential for and commitment to student advising, supporting the development of a student chapter of ASME, and continuous professional development in both mechanical engineering and engineering education. Candidate will be required to teach undergraduate, and graduate courses using both in-class and online delivery methods.  Professional engineer registration or potential for and strong commitment towards obtaining it should be demonstrated. The applicant must be an effective communicator and be able to serve as a role model for students in the Corps of Cadets and to other students in our day and evening programs.

Faculty members who teach solely at undergraduate level maintain a course load of eight (8) courses per academic year by current university policy. However, faculty members who teach a combination of undergraduate and graduate levels teach six (6) courses per academic year. Opportunities for summer teaching and additional compensation may also arise.


Preferred Qualifications:

This announcement is for one faculty position. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD and a background in the areas of controls, manufacturing, mechatronics, design, thermo-fluids, power and energy, materials, aeronautics, machine learning or AI. However, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  Prior teaching (face to face and online), industrial experience, and professional engineering licensure are desirable.  


Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position(s) are filled. Anticipated hiring date is January 2023.  Applications received by September 30, 2022 will be assured of consideration; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled. In addition to the on-line application, please upload supporting documents to include:

  1. Letter of interest addressing the qualifications listed above
  2. A curriculum vita
  3. Teaching philosophy
  4. Contact information for at least three professional references.


Applicants can also send the information to:


The Department of Human Resources

Attn: Angie Rochester / Mechanical Engineering

The Citadel

171 Moultrie Street

Charleston, SC 29409

We encourage qualified women and minorities to apply. The Citadel is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer actively committed to ensuring diversity in all campus employment and academic endeavors.

Applications must be made through The Citadel Job Portal at

Inquiries can be made to Dr. Monika Bubacz at



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