The Military College of South Carolina

Assistant Professor - Intelligence and Security Studies

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

The Department of Intelligence and Security Studies at The Citadel—The Military College of South Carolina seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the fields of Intelligence and Security Studies, broadly defined. The new faculty member must be committed to the mission of The Citadel to develop principled leaders and provide teaching, research, and service at the highest levels.  The post holder will be able to work in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary environment and build upon existing synergies within the department, the school, the college, and with external stakeholders.  Collaboration with other departments and schools like Business, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, History, Leadership Studies and Political Science will be highly valued.  Likewise, the ability to support efforts to obtain extramural funding for student success initiatives and research projects is preferred.


Minimum Qualifications:

Possible areas of specialization include intelligence analysis, open source intelligence, geospatial intelligence, intelligence history, visualization techniques, and data analytics.   The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in the humanities or social sciences from a regionally accredited institution at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Additionally, knowledge and expertise regarding current national security challenges such as revisionist powers, cyber threats, terrorism, and emerging technologies to name a few will be a plus.  Professional intelligence experience will be most welcome, but not required. 


Located in historic Charleston, South Carolina, The Citadel has been ranked for the past 8 years by U.S. News and World Report as the top public college in the South among master’s-granting institutions.  The campus is located on the banks of the Ashley River on the Charleston peninsula, where the mild winters, nearby beaches, cultural activities, and culinary options combine to create a vibrant place to live. 

The Citadel is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual, or group of individuals, on the basis of age, color, race, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, pregnancy, national origin, genetic information or veteran's status in its employment practices. The Citadel has a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment.  We encourage applications from minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and credentials.  The anticipated starting date is mid-August 2023.  This is a nine-month tenure-track position although summer teaching opportunities are also available.

Candidates should apply online and attach the following: 1.) curriculum vitae; 2.) cover letter that addresses teaching interests and philosophy, research interests, and general suitability for the position; 3.) a writing sample (a peer-reviewed article or book/dissertation chapter; and 4.) a list of three academic references. 

Questions may be directed to Dr. Larry A. Valero, Department Head at  Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2023 or soon thereafter and will continue until the position is filled.


Benefits of Working at The Citadel

  • Extensive Health Plans
  • Great Retirement Options
  • Tuition Waiver Program
  • 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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