Coastal Carolina University — Professor of Practice, Department of Intelligence and Security Studies

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a Professor of Practice position in the newly-created Department of Intelligence and Security Studies. This new department is the result of a highly successful major program that has been in operation since 2012.  In that time, the program has grown to more than 300 students and has a strong placement record for our graduates. This is a one-year appointment (renewable for a second year) that begins in August 2021.

Preference will be given to applicants with broad training and practical experience in homeland security and intelligence issues, particularly with specializations related to counter-proliferation, border/transportation security, or cyber security.  The ability to offer courses in other areas such as emergency management, law enforcement intelligence, and counter-narcotics would also be of interest. 

Candidates are required to have a master’s degree in a relevant field of study, as well as substantial professional experience, by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the field, as well as support the continued growth and development of the Intelligence and Security Studies Department. The teaching load is 21 credit hours per academic year structured as a 4-3 load. Prior experience with distance learning would be beneficial.

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.

Candidates should submit a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and approach to teaching and learning), a current CV, contact information for at least three references, and transcripts for all graduate work (copies are acceptable at this time) electronically at: Screening of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.