Job opening: Asst Professor of Intelligence and National Security Studies

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Job opening at Coastal Carolina University, Conway, S.C.

Assistant Professor of Intelligence and National Security Studies


The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Intelligence and National Security Studies beginning August 2020. This program, housed within the Department of Politics, seeks applicants with specializations related to intelligence communication and research, with particular interests in intelligence writing and briefing skills, open source intelligence collection, and intelligence-policymaker relations.  Candidates engaging in scholarship that employs new research methods in intelligence and/or security studies would be of particular interest.


Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in hand, or be a Ph.D. candidate with a projected dissertation completion date before the time of appointment. Candidates in Political Science, Security Studies, or other relevant fields are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the field, as well as support the continued growth and development of the Intelligence and National Security Studies program.


Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.


Interested candidates should submit: a letter of application that addresses the qualifications specified in this advertisement, a curriculum vitae, writing sample, copies of transcripts, statements about teaching and research, and contact information for three (3) professional references electronically at: Review of application materials will begin October 1st. For additional information, please contact Dr. Rick Kilroy (, 843-349-6927) or Dr. Adam Chamberlain, Chair of the Department of Politics (, 843-349-6506).


Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.