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Lecturer/Faculty Advisor for Integrated Management Consulting Projects

The Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a Lecturer to serve as faculty advisor for up to three MBA student consulting teams performing Integrated Management Projects (IMP). The position is open for the 2015-2016 academic year, including Summer quarter 2015, with opportunity for continued employment. This position will advise three teams of five to six students each as they provide multi-disciplinary strategy consulting to sponsoring businesses and organizations. The IMP program develops the students’ abilities to apply classroom learning to solve complex business challenges for real world clients.  Student teams learn practical consulting skills while their clients benefit from the student’s experience, insights, and work product.

The Lecturer, called a Faculty Advisor in the IMP program, is primarily responsible for:

  • Overall guidance to the student teams on the consulting and project management process, analytical frameworks, presentation structure and contents, and managing the customer relationship.
  • Supporting the team with insights and feedback on the customer project, including sponsor engagement, analysis and research, hypothesis and conclusions, and the oral and written presentations.
  • Meeting regularly with the student teams to monitor and advise on project progress.
  • Attending at least three client meetings per project with the student teams.

The Lecturer is not responsible for identifying project sponsors.

Candidates should have strong general business knowledge and management consulting experience. We prefer to have someone familiar with the Graduate School of Management and MBA education.

Your application should describe your teaching interests and experience and include a resume, evidence of teaching, and the names and addresses of three references. Please do not submit letters of reference. If you do not having teaching experience, please give alternative experiences that might qualify you.

Positions are contingent on funding and pending administrative approval and salary is based on ability and experience.  Applicants should have a terminal degree. Potential candidates should submit their application online; we will only be accepting applications online. 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 31st, 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 (