The Military College of South Carolina

Assistant Professor - Physics

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

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Physics

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, invites applications for a tenure-track physics faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2023. We seek a collaborative colleague who is eager to enthusiastically contribute to the physics community at The Citadel. 

The Department of Physics has 6 tenure-line faculty and offers the BS in Physics along with minors in aerospace science and applied physics. Current faculty have expertise in optics, nanoscience, particle physics, climatology, fluid mechanics, and STEM outreach.  A physics faculty member serves as the Director of the Near Center for Climate Studies.

Position Responsibilities:

The faculty member will teach a broad variety of courses, including introductory physics, undergraduate courses for physics majors, and courses in general education.  Depending on interests, teaching could include courses in astronomy, climatology, or aerospace science.

The faculty member will develop an active research program that engages undergraduate students in experimental and/or applied physics.  Though preference will be given to experimentalists, candidates with other backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Internal grants are available to support faculty research and travel. 

Additional responsibilities include service to the college and department.  We seek a colleague interested in taking part in our outreach efforts to convey the excitement of physics and to increase enrollment in the physics major.   

Minimum Qualifications:

Earned doctorate in physics or a closely related field and a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Complete an online application, including the following items:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching statement
  • Research statement, including infrastructure needs
  • List of three references with relevant contact information. 

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.  Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Hank Yochum, Head, Department of Physics, at 843-953-6953 or


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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