The Military College of South Carolina

Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice

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

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment, with employment beginning in August 2023. Area of specialization is open, but candidates with research and teaching interests in policing, cyber security/forensics, and/or criminal justice reform are preferred. Candidates must be willing to teach courses in our undergraduate, graduate, and online programs. 


Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. from an accredited institution is required; a JD is not an appropriate degree for this position. ABD candidates may be considered if degree completion is expected prior to August 1, 2023.


Additional Comments:

The Criminal Justice Department offers a full range of courses in the undergraduate day program and the online undergraduate bachelor’s degree program. A normal teaching load is twelve hours per week with small class sizes.

The Citadel supports faculty scholarship and professional development. Internal funding is available for research, development, and travel. Salary and fringe benefits are competitive.

To apply for this position please complete your online application, in addition to your online application please include the following: A cover letter describing relevant educational background, teaching and academic interests (including research specialization), a curriculum vitae, sample course syllabi, course evaluations, sample of research and writing, official graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation.

Department representatives will be available at the American Society of Criminology conference in Atlanta (November 16 – 19).

If you should have any questions, please contact Professor Matthew Zommer, Chair of the Criminal Justice Search Committee at

Professor Matthew Zommer
Chair, Criminal Justice Search Committee Department of Criminal Justice
The Citadel
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409
Phone: (843)953-2425
Fax: (843) 953-7085


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.

The Citadel is an EEO/AA employer, dedicated to multicultural diversity in campus leadership positions.

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