The Military College of South Carolina

Assistant Professor of Political Science in International Relations or Comparative Politics & Latin America Area Studies

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

Job Responsibilities: 

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, is currently seeking to fill a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in International Relations or Comparative Politics in the Department of Political Science.

The Citadel is a state-supported coeducational military college in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. We are committed to excellence in teaching with the expectation that faculty engage in consistent research and publication. The department offers a B.A. in Political Science with three subfields: American Government, International Politics and Military Affairs, and pre-Law and Legal Studies. The Department is home to approximately 200 undergraduate majors. In addition, the Department of Political Science offers a Master of Arts program in International Politics & Military Affairs and graduate courses related to a Master of Arts program in Social Science. 


Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. is preferred, but ABD eligible candidates who will finish their dissertation by August 2023 will be considered.  Expertise in Latin American area studies is required with a preference for those with professional experience in a US government agency or equivalent international organization.  Undergraduate teaching responsibilities include: Introduction to International Politics, Comparative Politics, American Foreign Policy, and Latin American Politics (regionally and country-specific). Ability to teach Comparative Foreign Policy would also be an asset.  Successful candidates will also be expected to teach online courses related to the two Master of Arts Programs.

Teaching expectations are a four-four load.  Service responsibilities for this position include helping direct our Masters in Social Science degree and overseeing the department’s internships. 

Please include CV, cover letter, letters of recommendation, and writing sample in your application.  Letters of recommendation may also be sent directly to the department at

To learn more about The Citadel and its programs please visit our website at To find more information on the Department of Political Science, you can visit us at


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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