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Sessional Instructors, Fall 2017 Term Courses, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Job ID: 13237

Updated: July 25, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Calgary has an opening for a Sessional Instructor to teach the following courses during the Fall 2017 Term:

  • ENGG 481 - Technology and Society

Course description: An interpretive course on the interrelationship between technology and society. The first part of the course surveys significant historical developments within disciplinary areas such as energy, materials, production processes, structures, transport, communications, and computation. Sequence within each area: discovery, development, application, impact, and future. Social and economic consequences are also considered. The latter part of the course explores contemporary problems of society and technology.

  • ENME 461 - Foundations of Mechatronics

Course description: Modelling analysis and design of dynamic systems, including mechanical, electrical, electromechanical, fluidic, thermal, and mixed systems Response of linear time-invariant systems to time and frequency outputs. Performance analysis and design to meet performance specifications Analysis and design of sensors and actuators. Application to feedback control of dynamic systems.

  • ENME 493 - Machine Component Design

Course description: Introduction to the principles of machine component design. Design for stiffness, strength, and endurance. Surface contacts, wear, and lubrication. Tolerances and fits. Design and selection of mechanical elements such as shafts, bolted joints, welded joints, hydrodynamic bearings, ball and roller bearings, gears, belts, brakes, clutches, and springs.

The successful candidate for ENME 461 and ENME 493 will be expected to have earned at least a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and must have a demonstrated background in the subject matter related to the course. The successful candidate for ENGG 481 will be expected to have earned at least a Masters in in a relevant subject area and must have a demonstrated background in the subject matter related to the course. The successful candidate for all courses must also have very good previous teaching performance or show the potential for very good to excellent teaching ability.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University of Calgary is committed to Employment Equity. The Department strongly encourages applications from women.

Application letters, including a curriculum vitae and a one-page teaching statement should be sent directly to the address below, together with the names and contact information of three referees.

The deadline for the applications is July 24, 2017.

Submit applications to:

Dr. Bob Brennan
c/o: Adrianne Hrynyszyn
Department Head
Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

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