Dean, School of Science and Mathematics

The Citadel
South Carolina
Jun 05, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Citadel invites nominations and applications for the position of Traubert Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics. Candidates must have an earned doctorate and be committed to promoting teaching and scholarship among students and faculty at a predominantly undergraduate institution.


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.  The School of Science and Mathematics offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees in Biology; Computer Science; Health, Exercise, and Sport Science; and Mathematics; and undergraduate degrees in Chemistry (ACS-accredited), Nursing, and Physics. There are approximately 400 undergraduate and 65 graduate students in these programs. The School currently employs 46 faculty members actively engaged in teaching, research, and service. The School’s budget is supplemented through the efforts of the Citadel Foundation, which provides significant funding for scholarships and faculty research. The Traubert Chair will have access to development funding to support one’s ongoing research.


Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the websites of The Citadel ( the School of Science and Mathematics ( Applicants should also review Lead 2018 (, The Citadel’s institutional strategic plan.


The Citadel seeks a proven, visionary, cross-disciplinary leader who will advance the School of Science and Mathematics and guide the development of its diverse programs. Working closely with the Citadel Foundation, the successful candidate will facilitate the School’s fundraising and development efforts and will strengthen its internal and external relationships. The dean will lead the administration of the School, including strategic long-term planning; financial management; and the development of curriculum, faculty, staff, and students.  The dean must effectively promote and support collaborations across The Citadel to foster excellence in teaching, quality research, and professional development in a student-centered environment.


Minimum qualifications:


An earned doctorate in any of the disciplines included in the School. Established evidence of distinguished teaching, research, and scholarly work appropriate to qualify as a tenured, full professor. A commitment to promoting excellence and diversity in the recruitment, retention, and development of students, faculty, and staff. A proven record for fundraising in higher education to support program development; enterprising new revenue sources; improving facilities and resources; and/or development opportunities for students, staff, and faculty. A history of effective administrative experience in higher education. Strong interpersonal communication and decision-making skills. A commitment to shared governance and to the values of educational excellence and meaningful service consistent with The Citadel’s mission and core values. Familiarity with or interest in the development of online courses and programs.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience. Candidates should apply at Please include with the online application the following items: a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position; academic vitae; and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. Review of applications will begin 7 August 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Any additional materials may be directed to:


            Human Resources

            ATTN:  Dean of School of Science & Mathematics Search

            The Citadel

            171 Moultrie St.

Charleston, SC 29409


Inquiries and nominations should be directed by e-mail to Dr. Ron Welch, Search Committee Chair (; 843-953-6588).


Additional Comments:

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.

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