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Sessional Instructor, Winter 2018 Term Courses, Pipeline Engineering Centre, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Job ID: 13785

Updated: October 2, 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 through the Pipeline Engineering Centre (PEC) during the Winter 2018 Term:

  • ENME 619.16 - Corrosion Science in the Pipeline Industry

Course description: Overview of corrosion in the pipeline industry with emphasis on the underlying science. Topics will include: the thermodynamics and kinetics of electrochemical processes responsible for corrosion as well as corrosion prevention and mitigation by materials selection, inhibition, coatings, and cathodic protection. Implications for integrity management will be illustrated by a number of field cases.

  • ENME 619.67 - Analysis of Buried Steel Pipelines

Course description: This course aims to provide a comprehensive coverage of theoretical, numerical and practical techniques employed in the oil and gas industry for structural analysis of buried pipelines. During this course the complex problem of determining the load and stress distribution in soil-pipe interaction subjected to changes in external force, internal pressure, temperature, soil pressure, live and static loads is introduced and the structural behaviour of the pipe in response to these changes is calculated and analysed. The allowable stresses with respect to the minimum requirements as defined by CSA Z662 standard for flexibility and stress analysis are calculated using real examples from the oil and gas industry. In addition, calculations f or design of pipe risers (underground to aboveground) and design of anchors are provided. Buried pipe stress analysis is also covered and the most practical numerical techniques for computer programs used for structural and stress analysis of buried pipelines is introduced. 

  • ENME 619.74 - Failure and Fracture Mechanics in Pipeline Industry¿

Course description: Overview of fracture mechanics. Topics covered include (but are not limited to): linear elastic fracture, elastic plastic fracture, dynamic fracture, fracture mechanisms in metals, fracture toughness tests, and fatigue.

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.

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 September 29, 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)

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