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Sessional Instructor, Fall 2017 Term Courses, Pipeline Engineering Centre, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Job ID: 13301

Updated: August 1, 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 Downtown Campus courses through the Pipeline Engineering Centre (PEC) during the Fall 2017 Term:

  • ENME 619.10 - Geomatics Engineering for Pipeline Systems

Course description: Geomatics has become a powerful tool in the design and management of pipeline, simply because geospatial information systems are excellent for managing large, geographically-spread systems. As a digital technology, Geomatics changes rapidly through new satellite sensors, better global positioning methods, and greater and richer data streams. This course will provide both the classical basis to Geomatics for pipelines as well as the cutting edge view of the discipline.

  • ENME 619.11 - Pump and Compressor Stations

Course description: Basic role of pump and compressor stations on a pipeline. Design and performance of centrifugal, screw and reciprocating compressors and centrifugal and positive displacement pumps. Design and performance of drivers including gas turbines, engines and electric motors. Design and functions of auxiliary systems, including bearings and lubrication systems, seals and sealing systems and instrumentation and controls. Design studies for acoustic/mechanical and torsional analysis. Pump and compression station equipment and functions.

  • ENME 619.57 - Pipeline Geotechnical Engineering

Course description: This course introduces the students to applications of geotechnical engineering in design and construction of oil and gas pipelines. An in-depth review of the importance of geohazards for pipeline projects will be provided. Geohazard assessment and mitigation methods and issues around pipe/soil interaction will be discussed. The course will   review the codes, standards and industry guidelines related to geotechnical pipeline engineering and geohazard assessments and mitigations.

The successful candidate 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 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.

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 deadline for applications is July 31, 2017.

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)

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