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Lecturer Position in Accounting

The Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis, seeks temporary instructors to teach one or more Accounting courses for academic year 2016-2017. Course curricula may include Strategic Cost Management and Managerial Accounting and Controls. Descriptions and tentative scheduling details are listed below.

Strategic Cost Management (271): This class examines how firms use organizational design and cost management to achieve a sustainable cost structure as a basis for superior profit performance. A value chain framework is used to explore how firms design and structure business processes for strategic advantage. We start with an overview of how modern product costing systems work and their limitations as a basis for strategic cost management. We then study how firms manage costs during product design and development, production and/or service delivery, and after the sale. Competitive cost structures are increasingly obtained, not through technical efficiencies of a single firm, but through innovative collaboration among firms —- what has been termed the ‘extended enterprise.’ Thus more than half of the course examines cost management at the boundaries of the firm — where the firm interacts with suppliers, strategic alliance partners, customers and society.

This course is tentatively scheduled for Winter 2017. We plan to offer one section of the course at our San Ramon location and another as a joint course between our Davis and Sacramento programs at Davis or Sacramento.

Managerial Accounting and Controls (251): An analysis of management accounting systems including cost accounting, performance measurement, and compensation and reward systems. The course focuses on the production of information useful for managerial decision-making, as well as the design of these systems.

This course is tentatively scheduled for Winter 2017 in our graduate Accounting master’s program on the Davis campus.


Positions are contingent on funding and pending administrative approval. Salary is based on ability and experience. Applicants should have a terminal degree. Potential candidates should submit their application online only. Please submit a vitae, evidence of teaching ability and contact information for three references. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis for future temporary openings, so the position will remain open until filled. Only completed files will be reviewed.

Applicants should submit their application and supporting materials via our online recruitment system at  

This position has no closing date and, as such, will remain open until filled. However, the Committee expects that an initial consideration of candidates’ applications will be completed no later than March 1, 2016.

The Graduate School of Management is interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit. UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus.

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