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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 2015-2016. Course curricula may include Managerial Accounting, Corporate Financial Reporting and Managing Costs and Quality. Descriptions and tentative scheduling details are listed below.

Managerial Accounting (200B): Focuses on the use of accounting information for better managerial decision-making and creating value for organizations. Topics include product costing, cost allocation, incremental analysis, budgeting, variance analysis, and performance evaluation. Methods for learning include: lectures, problem-solving, case presentations and discussion.

This course is tentatively scheduled for Spring 2016. We plan to offer the course at our San Ramon location and at our Davis location as a joint course between our Davis and Sacramento programs.

Corporate Financial Reporting (270): Critically analyzes and evaluates contemporary issues in corporate accounting and financial reporting, and develops implications of those issues for managers, investors, independent accountants, and policy makers. Focuses on the underlying accounting concepts and the motivations for and consequences of accounting and disclosure alternatives. Discusses research findings and legal implications where relevant. Covers generally accepted accounting principles for industrials, banks, and other organizations.

This course is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2015. We plan to offer the course at our San Ramon location and at our Sacramento location as a joint course between our Davis and Sacramento programs.

Managing Costs and Quality (170): Designing cost systems in high technology organizations and managing operations to maximize quality and minimize costs. Topics include activity based costing and management, managing quality and time to create value, ethical issues in cost assignment, and differential costing for decision.

This course is tentatively scheduled for Spring 2016 in our undergraduate Technology Management minor 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 31, 2015.

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.

CONTACT:  Academic Operations and Planning at the Graduate School of Management (