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Lecturer -Management Policy and Strategy (2020-2021)

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 29th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Jul 13, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The UC Davis, Graduate School of Management invites applications for a Lecturer to teach Management Policy and Strategy. The foundation of the course is a simulation with a focus on managing the total enterprise. Students are charged with leveraging concepts learned from both core and elective course offerings in a simulated environment. Students will make strategic integrated decisions in a simulated environment for organization performance. The simulation presents various modules to simulate “real world” situations- promoting critical thinking and analysis. This is an action learning course that involves students working in small teams. The teams are focused on real problems – making strategic decisions while learning as a team and as individuals. The student teams engage competition rounds that last several weeks over the duration of the course.

The course has a curriculum with the simulation at its core. The course is also designed to incorporate general practitioners to assist with exploring course concepts by discussing practical implication / application. There is flexibility in terms of curriculum / course design. The Lecturer will work in partnership with the Sr. Director of Programming for any proposed changes.

The position is open for the 2020-2021 academic year. The position will work in partnership with a teaching assistant to advise several student teams, (number of teams are contingent on class size). The course is a hybrid approach; with alternating face to face sessions, (required on campus), and virtual sessions.

The lecturer is primarily responsible for:

• Introduction of the simulation and to ensure student immersion
• Supporting the teams in partnership with teaching assistant with simulation insights and feedback on performance
• Meeting regularly during all designated class time meetings, both face to face and virtually
• Leverage network, (university, personal, professional, etc.), to identify practitioners, (guest lecturers), to explore concepts within the course

Candidates should have experience within strategy, operations and supply chain management. Candidates should understand an integrated focus of all functional business units that align with Operation and Supply chain management. We prefer to have someone that is familiar with MBA education.

Your application should describe your teaching interests and experience and include a resume/CV, evidence of teaching, diversity statement and contact information for three references. Positions are contingent on funding and pending administrative approval and salary is based on ability and experience. Applicants must have, at minimum, an MBA. A terminal degree is preferred. Potential candidates should submit their application online; we will only be accepting applications online. Please note that throughout the review, you may be asked to submit teaching evaluations or give a sample lecture to demonstrate your ability to teach. 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.

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 XXX, XX, 2020.

Unit 18 Lecturers are governed under a collective bargaining agreement (American Federation of Teachers (AFT) - Non-Senate Instructional Unit). Under this contract, once a lecturer accumulates enough quarters of service, the lecturer can be reviewed for a Continuing Lecturer position. For more information about this contract, visit

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Job location

Davis, Sacramento and San Ramon CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Evidence of Teaching - Examples include; course syllabi, course materials, and course evaluations.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)