The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Department of Physics invites applications for the Dr. John Lining Professorship in Physics and Director of the Citadel Lowcountry Climate Center (CLCC), an endowed, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level, beginning no earlier than 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. Within that mission, the College has identified the development of a climate center as a strategic priority. As conceived, the Center will be housed in the Department of Physics, with a mission to increase interdisciplinary scholarship in the area of climate research that engages undergraduates primarily; foster partnerships with state and local agencies, industry, and community stakeholders; provide a launch pad for outreach and K-12 enrichment; and assist with developing new, interdisciplinary degree programs in climate studies.
Working with the Dean of the Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics, The Center Director will assume primary administrative duties and responsibility for center operations; fundraising and external grants; development of relationships across the college, within the community, and beyond. Existing projects and partnerships include ecology faculty engaged in climate change research, chemistry faculty performing atmospheric and planetary studies, physics faculty conducting studies of mesoscale flood tide analysis with local government, engineering faculty who are Co-PIs on a NOAA Resilience grant, and our strong ties to South Carolina Sea Grant.
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 physics. The normal teaching load for the Director is six hours per week and may include fundamental courses in physics and climate science, with class sizes typically less than 25 students.
Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in physics or closely-related field with a specialization in climate science (atmospheric and oceanic science, meteorology, geophysics, etc.); a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service; and a record of or a proven aptitude of successful program/research administration and leadership. Applicants should be committed to sustaining a robust research program that can engage undergraduate students. Candidates should exemplify The Citadel’s core values of honor, duty, and respect.
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 vision addressing the needs of the Citadel Lowcountry Climate Center; 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. Darin Zimmerman, Dean, Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics, at 843-953-5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
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.
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