The Military College of South Carolina

Tenure-track Assistant Professor - Psychology

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Work type: Full Time Permanent - Faculty
Location: Charleston
Categories: Humanities, Office of the Provost
Payscale: Unclassified

The Department of Psychology at The Citadel invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology (specialization is open, preference given to Experimental Psychology) to begin in August 2023.  The successful candidate is expected to actively engage undergraduate students in their research program.  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 Citadel’s Psychology Department has long been recognized for supporting and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates that can speak to and add to this mission are strongly encouraged to apply.


Position Responsibilities

The position will primarily entail teaching undergraduate courses based on the candidate’s specialization and may also include graduate classes based on need and the expertise of the candidate. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach core courses in the undergraduate program (Introduction to Psychological Science, Psychological Statistics, Research Design/Experimental Psychology), along with elective courses in the candidate’s area of specialization (e.g., Social Psychology, Sports Psychology, Health Psychology, etc.).

Other position-related responsibilities include: maintaining an active and productive research program (specific areas of expertise are open), supervising undergraduate student research, engaging in service initiatives across the program, department, college, community, and/or professional levels, contributing to program-related activities as needed, and serving as a positive role model for undergraduate and graduate students. 


Required Qualifications

Minimum requirements include a doctorate in an experimental area of psychology or related discipline (ABD candidates will be considered), as well as demonstrated research potential and the willingness to maintain a productive research program that incorporates undergraduate students. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate evidence of teaching experience and instructional effectiveness at the post-secondary level.

The Department of Psychology (with 11 full-time faculty) has approximately 75 undergraduate majors; additionally, we have approximately 100 graduate students between the two programs housed within the Department of Psychology – School Psychology and Clinical Counseling, both approved/accredited (by NASP/CAEP and MPCAC, respectively).  The Citadel is a co-educational military college that provides a unique undergraduate learning environment complemented by a non-military Citadel Graduate College.  The Citadel Foundation provides generous support for faculty research and professional travel.  The campus is located on the banks of the Ashley River on the Charleston peninsula, where the mild winters, nearby beaches, rich cultural activities, and award-winning culinary options combine to create a vibrant place to live.  Additionally, the nearby Medical University of South Carolina, Ralph H Johnson VA Hospital, and local school districts offer opportunities for collaboration and research. 

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.


Salary and Compensation

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.

In addition to the online application, please attach the following: curriculum vitae; cover letter that addresses teaching interests and philosophy, research interests, and general suitability for the position; relevant reprints/preprints (which may be hyperlinked within vitae or cover letter if preferred); and at least three letters of reference. 

Questions may be directed to Darin Matthews at . Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  

To find out more about The Citadel and life in Charleston, check out this video,!

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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