The Military College of South Carolina

Professor and Department Head of Mathematical Sciences

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Work type: Full Time Permanent - Faculty
Location: Charleston
Categories: Science and Mathematics

The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, seeks a seasoned leader for the position of Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, a tenured position at the rank of Professor. The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers the Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and mathematics with a concentration in data analytics, undergraduate minors in applied mathematics and applied statistics and data analysis, and graduate courses supporting the Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics offered by the Zucker Family School of Education.  The Citadel supports faculty scholarship and professional development. Internal funding is available annually for research, development, and travel. 

Position Responsibilities

Responsibilities as the department head include strategic planning and visioning within the department; development, implementation and assessment of programs; in consultation with faculty, management of teaching and service assignments; faculty development, mentoring, and performance review; conflict resolution; communication of department, the Swain Family of School of Science and Mathematics (SFSSM), college, and institutional plans, policies, activities, and expectations; in coordination with the Dean of the SFSSM and faculty, development and maintenance of enrollment targets; and fostering collaborative relationships and activities with other departments within the SFSSM and across the College.

Required Qualifications

Minimum requirements should be included an earned doctoral degree in Mathematics or closely-related field from an accredited institution and 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. Continuation of an active research program is expected and will be supported. The successful candidate must be eligible for an appointment at the rank of tenured full Professor in mathematics.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include evidence of exemplary leadership in supporting and facilitating teaching and scholarship; excellent management, supervisory, and budgetary skills; demonstrated ability to build trust through collaborative decision-making, shared governance, and commitment to academic freedom; experience in obtaining external funding; superior communication skills and an ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies internal and external to The Citadel; and success in growing undergraduate programs or developing new ones.

Additional Comments

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, a minimum one-page statement of their leadership experience, a research statement, a teaching statement and include the names of at least four references, at least two of whom could speak to the applicant’s leadership experience, one to research and one to teaching. In addition to the online application here, please submitted online at as well. Please note that both application processes need to be completed. If you have any questions or concerns while applying at The Citadel Careers website, please call The Citadel’s HR Office at 843-953-6922.

Questions about the position may be directed to: Dr. Jeff Lyons, Chair, Department Head Search Committee, Department of Mathematical Sciences, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409, by phone: (843) 953-7391, or by email:

Review of applications will begin on November 14, and continue until the position is filled.

Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. The Citadel is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer actively committed to ensuring diversity in all campus employment.


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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