The Military College of South Carolina

Assistant/Associate Professor – Department of Mechanical Engineering

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

Job Responsibilities:

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, housed within the School of Engineering.  The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, is a unique public institution with the mission of educating principled leaders through its Corps of Cadets and Graduate College programs.  Located in historic Charleston, S.C., The Citadel offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the humanities, business, math, science, engineering and education.  With an enrollment of more than 2,300, the Corps of Cadets is the nation's largest military college program outside the service academies. All cadets are educated within a classic military system and about 35 percent of the graduating seniors earn military commissions. The remaining graduates attend graduate school or enter the engineering workforce. With an enrollment of over 1,000, The Citadel Graduate College offers civilian-based academic programs of distinction, primarily to non-traditional students, including both undergraduate and graduate (if earned PhD) curricula, with a focus on serving residents of South Carolina's beautiful Lowcountry. Academic programs at the college are complemented by a strong commitment to service and emphatic support of an honor code that calls upon students not to lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do. Since its founding in 1842, The Citadel's emphasis on character as well as intellect has produced generations of graduates who have served their nation, their professions and their communities with distinction.


Minimum and Additional Requirements:

Minimum qualifications for a tenure track faculty position include a degree from an institution offering an ABET accredited BS in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Aeronautical Engineering. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a potential and interest in undergraduate education, as well as graduate education; and a strong potential for and commitment to student advising, supporting the development of a student chapter of ASME, and continuous professional development in both mechanical engineering and engineering education. Candidate will be required to teach undergraduate, and graduate courses using both in-class and online delivery methods.  Professional engineer registration or potential for and strong commitment towards obtaining it should be demonstrated. The applicant must be an effective communicator and be able to serve as a role model for students in the Corps of Cadets and to other students in our day and evening programs.


Preferred Qualifications:

This announcement is for one faculty position. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD and a background in the areas of controls, manufacturing, mechatronics, design, thermo-fluids, power and energy, materials, or aeronautics, machine learning or AI. However, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  Prior teaching (face to face and online), industrial experience, and professional engineering licensure are desirable.  


Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position(s) are filled. Anticipated hiring date is August 2022.  Applications received by January 31, 2022 will be assured of consideration; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled. In addition to the on-line application, please upload supporting documents to include:

  1. Letter of interest addressing the qualifications listed above
  2. A curriculum vita
  3. Teaching philosophy
  4. Contact information for at least three professional references.


Applicants can also send the information to:

The Department of Human Resources

Attn: Angie Rochester / Mechanical Engineering

The Citadel

171 Moultrie Street

Charleston, SC 29409


We encourage qualified women and minorities to apply. The Citadel is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer actively committed to ensuring diversity in all campus employment and academic endeavors.

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