The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Department of Physics invites applications for Department Head, a 10-month, tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level, beginning July 1, 2020. Located in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, The Citadel is a fully accredited, public, comprehensive, co-educational college with a student body of 2900 undergraduate and 900 graduate and professional students and has been recognized as the #1 public Master’s-level University in the South for the last nine years, 2011-2020, according to US News & World Report. The Citadel supports faculty scholarship through internally-funded research, development, and travel. Salary and fringe benefits are competitive, and other benefits include convenient parking and access to The Citadel Beach House located on Isle of Palms.
As a senior military college, The Citadel has a unique military tradition and a mission to educate and train principled leaders. The Department of Physics has 7 tenure-line faculty plus several adjunct faculty and offers the BS in Physics along with minors in aerospace science and applied climatology. Moreover, the College is moving forward with the development of a Center for Climate Studies that will be housed within the Department of Physics, and which promises to expand our offerings in physics and other interdisciplinary programs and research. Working with the Dean of the Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics, the Department Head performs administrative duties and has key responsibilities in the areas of faculty development and mentoring; performance evaluation of faculty and staff; program planning and assessment; development and implementation of departmental policies and programs, management of department operations and budgets, and development of stakeholder relationships within and outside the institution. The Department Head receives additional remuneration for administrative duties performed and is expected to be available during at least one month of the summer semester. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in physics for BS majors and aerospace, meteorological, and climate physics for minors, and college physics or astronomy for general education college requirements. The normal teaching load for the Department Head is 6 contact hours per week with typical class sizes less than 30 students.
Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in experimental physics or a closely related field; a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service; and a record of successful administrative leadership and departmental management. Applicants should be committed to sustaining a robust research program that can engage undergraduate students in experimental and/or applied physics. Candidates with a background in a research area that might support our offerings in aerospace or climate science are desirable, but not required. Candidates should exemplify The Citadel’s core values of honor, duty, and respect.
Please complete an online application and to be considered for this position, please include with the online application the following items: a cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position; academic vitae; statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; statement of research plans and infrastructure needs; and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Joel C. Berlinghieri, Head, Department of Physics, at 843-953-5122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
Located in historic Charleston, a city known for its unique charm, The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, is a residential, public senior military college dedicated to excellence in the education of principled future leaders. About a third of our cadets enter military service after graduation, while the majority of cadets leverage their distinctive education for a civilian career. In its evening programs, The Citadel functions as a regional university that offers graduate and undergraduate degrees focused on serving the local community.