Job ID: 169311

Faculty, Environmental and Civil Engineering

Mercer University

  • Oct. 12, 2021
  • Faculty, Environmental and Civil Engineering
  • Environmental and Civil Engineering
  • Mercer University
    Macon, GA
  • Open until filled
  • August 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Civil Engineering
    Ecological and Environmental

The Mercer University School of Engineering (MUSE) invites applications for a tenure-track, faculty position in Environmental & Civil Engineering, starting August 2022. The ideal candidate will have expertise and scholarly interests in water/wastewater treatment, modeling wastewater treatment and water distribution systems, biosolids treatment, bioremediation, and water chemistry or expertise and interests in indoor/outdoor air pollution and atmospheric chemistry and modeling. Priority will be given to motivated individuals who can connect contemporary water and wastewater issues or air pollution issues to regional, national, and global public health outcomes. The position requires a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and master’s level, integrating service and research, and scholarship focused on the institution’s educational mission. Mercer Engineering uses a core curriculum model and we would expect this faculty member to periodically teach fundamental engineering courses such as introduction to freshmen design and senior design capstone, among others. The ideal candidate should also have the ability to support Mercer University’s signature Mercer on Mission Program (, which offers faculty unique opportunities to develop and lead sustainable international service and research projects, carried out with Mercer students and host-community collaborators.

Mercer’s undergraduate engineering program is ABET/EAC accredited under "General Engineering." The School of Engineering offers both Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering degrees with specializations in biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, and mechanical, as well as engineering related programs in technical communications, industrial management, and environmental systems. An undergraduate minor and graduate concentration in engineering for development is also offered. The undergraduate curriculum is dynamic, innovative, broadly based, and includes the option of an integrated BSE/MSE degree program for qualified candidates. Total engineering enrollment is over 800 students. Mercer’s Environmental & Civil Engineering Department attracts a diverse group of students, many of whom are involved in research. The department is a leader in student awards/recognition, including one recent student being named the Engineering student of the year by the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, and four students in the department receiving the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship over the past five years (leading the nation among Civil/Environmental Engineering departments during this period).

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Environmental or Civil Engineering or closely related field from an accredited institution with an emphasis on unit operations and processes used for treating water and wastewater OR an emphasis in air pollution. Candidates with a water/wastewater emphasis should have the demonstrated ability to teach courses focused on sustainable water/wastewater treatment design, sludge processing, bioremediation, water chemistry, hydraulics, and modeling environmental systems. Candidates with an air pollution emphasis should have the demonstrated ability to teach courses focused on air pollution, atmospheric chemistry, and/or climate change topics. Additionally, candidates should have a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or a related field from an accredited college/university.

Successful candidates should also have:

A commitment to an academic culture that is inclusive of a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff;
Effective oral and written communication with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service; and
Professional engineering registration in the U.S. or the ability to become licensed within five years.
Preferred Qualifications

Prior teaching experience at the college-level;
Consulting or industrial experience; and
Experience with professional organizations such as ABET, ASCE, and ASEE is highly desirable.

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Commensurate with experience

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Statement of Research Interests, References

Mercer University is a private and comprehensive university and includes the Mercer Engineering Research Center in nearby Warner Robins, GA. The metropolitan Macon area, located 90 miles south of Atlanta, has a population of 250,000 and enjoys a four-season climate and a wealth of nearby historic, cultural, and recreational attractions.

Interested and qualified individuals desiring to join the school’s dedicated faculty should complete the brief online application at and attach cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and a list of four professional references. Review of applicants will begin November 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Visit the School of Engineering website at


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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Contact Information

  • Richard Mines
    Environmental and Civil Engineering
    Mercer University

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