The Military College of South Carolina

Assistant Professor - Biology

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

The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in Biology at the level of Assistant Professor beginning August 2023. The successful candidate will join the Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics, Department of Biology at The Citadel to primarily teach undergraduate students in introductory genetics and molecular biology with the opportunity to develop courses in their expertise. They will also be expected to periodically teach courses in the college’s general education curriculum and will have the opportunity to develop evening graduate courses as desired. The typical teaching load is 12/12 contact hours, and the candidate should have prior teaching experience. 

The Citadel is a fully accredited, public, comprehensive, co-educational college with a student body of about 2,300 undergraduate students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and another 1,000 students who attend The Citadel Graduate College, a civilian evening and online program that offers graduate and professional degrees as well as undergraduate programs. The department offers a BS biology major and a BS biology/secondary teaching specialization as well as MA and MAT graduate degrees. Citadel faculty may also serve as adjunct faculty for the College of Charleston’s graduate programs in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies. There are also opportunities for collaborative research with state and federal agencies, including the Medical University of South Carolina. The Citadel supports faculty scholarship and professional development through internal funding for research, development, and travel. 


Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in biology or related area and will be expected to develop a research program that will advance research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students while complementing and collaborating with current faculty in the Department of Biology. We particularly encourage individuals whose research is integrative and broadly related to genetics (e.g. population ecology, conservation biology, systematics, bioinformatics) and can involve undergraduates.

Application review opens October 31, 2022 and continues until the position is filled

In addition to the online application, interested candidates should either upload the additional materials or supply a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to:

Dr. Clinton Moran

Search Committee Chair

Department of Biology

The Citadel

171 Moultrie Street

Charleston, SC 29409.


Phone: 843-953-1093


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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