The Citadel, Department of Mathematical Sciences

289 23396Position ID: Citadel-HEAD [#23396]
Position Title: Department Head and Full Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Charleston, South Carolina 29409, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics or Statistics
Application Deadline: 2023/11/08 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/06)
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Full Professor in Mathematics or Statistics and Head, Department of Mathematical Sciences at The Citadel 

The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, seeks a seasoned leader for the position of Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, a tenured position at the rank of Professor. 

Located in beautiful Charleston, S.C., The Citadel is a fully accredited, public, comprehensive, co-educational college with a student body of 2500 day undergraduate and 1200 evening and graduate students. For the past thirteen years, U.S. News and World Report has ranked The Citadel as the top public college in the South among masters granting institutions. The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers the Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and mathematics with a concentration in data analytics, undergraduate minors in applied mathematics and applied statistics and data analysis, and graduate courses supporting the Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics offered by the Zucker Family School of Education. 

The Citadel supports faculty through internal funding that is available annually for 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 the Isle of Palms. The Provost has identified the Department Head of Mathematical Sciences as a strategic position for the advancement of The Citadel’s mission. Thus, on-campus housing will be made available, if desired, for the selected applicant. This housing, offered at a sub-market lease rate, will allow the new Department Head to walk to work, and is located just a short drive from the heart of downtown Charleston. 

Position Responsibilities 
Strategic planning and visioning within the department; development, implementation and assessment of programs; in consultation with faculty, management of teaching and service assignments; faculty development, mentoring, and performance review; conflict resolution; communication between the department and other units on campus about institutional plans, policies, activities, and expectations; in coordination with the Dean of the Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics (SFSSM) and the faculty, development and maintenance of enrollment targets; and the advancement of collaborative relationships and activities with other departments within the SFSSM and across the College. 

Required Qualifications 
An earned doctoral degree in Mathematics or closely-related field from an accredited institution; successful leadership and/or administrative experience in a university setting; a record of teaching, research, and professional accomplishment that qualify the candidate for tenure and the rank of Professor in the Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics. 

Preferred Qualifications 
Evidence of exemplary leadership in supporting and facilitating teaching and scholarship; excellent management, supervisory, and budgetary skills; demonstrated ability to build trust through collaborative decision-making, shared governance, and commitment to academic freedom; dedication to the enhancement of diversity and inclusion among students, staff and faculty; experience in obtaining external funding; superior communication skills and an ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies internal and external to The Citadel; and success in growing undergraduate programs or developing new ones. 

Additional Comments 
Applicants should submit:
  • a letter of application, 
  • curriculum vitae, 
  • copies of transcripts, 
  • a minimum one-page statement of their leadership experience, 
  • a research statement, 
  • a teaching statement, and 
  • four reference letters: at least two of which speak to the applicant’s leadership experience, one to research, and one to teaching. 
All application materials should be submitted online at In addition, applicants must complete the “required” sections of an application at The Citadel Careers website,

Please note that both application processes need to be completed. If you have any questions or concerns while applying at The Citadel Careers website, please call The Citadel’s HR Office at 843-953-6922. 

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Todd Wittman, Chair, Department Head Search Committee, Department of Mathematical Sciences, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409, by email:

Review of applications will begin on November 8, and continue until the position is filled. 

Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. The Citadel is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer actively committed to ensuring diversity in all campus employment.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
ATTN: Department of Mathematical Sciences
The Citadel
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409