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

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Job ID: 13783

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 sessional instructors to teach the following course(s) during the Winter 2018 Term:

  • ENME 341 - Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics

Course description: Basic principles of mechanics of fluids. Fluid statics: forces on surfaces, buoyancy, stability. Continuity, energy and momentum equations applied to control-volume analysis. Dimensional analysis and physical similarity. Introduction to external flows and flow through pipes. Applications to a variety of problems in mechanical engineering.

  • ENME 585 - Control Systems

Course description: Modelling of physical systems; feedback control; stability; performance specification in the time and frequency domains; root locus plots; Bode and Nyquist plots; Proportional/Integral/Derivative (PID) control and dynamic compensation.

  • ENMF 417 - Manufacturing and Production Processes

Course description: The role and characterization of manufacturing technology within the manufacturing enterprise. Overview of deformation processes, joining processes, consolidation processes, material-removal processes, and material alteration processes. Process selection and planning.

  • ENER 570 - Automation and Controls

Course description: Linear systems and their characteristics; the Laplace transform, block diagram manipulation, frequency response, application to first and second order physical systems; analysis and design of sensors and actuators; industrial automation systems, programmable logic controllers (PLC), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, distributed control systems (DCS).

  • ENGG 202 - Engineering Statics

Course description: Force vectors; equilibrium of a particle in two and three dimensions; force system resultants; equilibrium of a rigid body in two and three dimensions; internal forces in trusses; frames, machines and beams; bending moment and shear force diagrams; friction; centre of gravity; centroids of areas; composite bodies.

  • ENGG 481 - Technology and Society (2 positions available)

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.

The successful candidate for ENME 341, ENME 585, ENMF 417, ENGG 202, and ENER 570 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 candidates for ENGG 481 will be expected to have earned at least a Masters 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.

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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