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IGEN 450



The Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a part-time sessional lecturer to teach IGEN 450 Pipeline Engineering in 2019 winter term 1 (September 9 to December 31, 2020).  IGEN 450 is a course offered within the Faculty of Applied Science by the Integrated Engineering Program. It is subscribed by 4rd year Integrated, Mechanical, Civil and Materials Engineering students. This is a lecture course aimed at providing an overall introduction to pipeline engineering, with a focus on technical aspects.  The course will provide the required background to appreciate general approaches and considerations along with exposure to basic science/mechanics principles associated with pipeline engineering.  Particular reference will be made to a range of topics including pipe materials, pipeline geotechnical engineering considerations, basic soil mechanics, soil-pipe interaction, operational loads/stresses on pipelines including those from soils. The course is presented in the form modules by UBC instructors (and sessional lecturers), and with support from external experts (via guest lectures) as needed and appropriate.  The course will also serve as a prerequisite (or background) for the subsequent course: Pipeline Design – IGEN 452 (3-credit course):  Pipeline and pipeline system design that includes geotechnical design.



The position involves preparing and giving lectures up to three times per week during the first term for one section. Each lecture is 50 minutes in duration. The course runs from September 9 to December 3, 2020. The instructor will prepare tutorials, assignments, mid-term exams, and final exam. It is the responsibility of the instructor to maintain an interactive learning environment in which all students are involved. This typically involves posing thought-provoking questions to students as well as answering questions posed by students. The instructor will need to be available to students outside of normal classroom hours to answer questions. The instructor is responsible to maintain records of grades and to submit final grades in a timely fashion to the Department office.



Applicants should have a PhD in Materials Engineering with experience in Pipeline Engineering and proven evidence of teaching effectiveness. Experience in teaching Pipeline Engineering (soil-pipe interaction, pipe stress analysis, pipeline design) is an asset.





The deadline for applications is September 7 2020


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All positions are subject to availabilities of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority