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Graduate School of Management, Business Executive Mentors (Business Analytics)

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 14th, 2018
Last review date: September 30th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 31st, 2018
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 Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis, seeks temporary instructors to teach one or more Business Analytics Practicum courses for academic year 2018-2019.

Business Executive Mentors

Business Executive Mentors (BEM) are typically experienced industry professionals, though in specific cases they may include UC Davis faculty or other leaders with a record of relevant accomplishment. Each BEM’s responsibility is to advise and guide their assigned MSBA Practicum teams over the course of the program. (A BEM is expected to be assigned no more than three Practicum teams.)

The BEM is the business guru and coach for a Practicum team for the duration of their MSBA, with responsibility for a successful engagement. In a consulting environment, entry level associate consultants are trained by Directors and Partners. If the Practicum engagement is viewed as a consulting project, the BEM can be taught to function in lieu of a Director or Partner, guiding the “client relationship” and project flow.

Common BEM responsibilities include, in roughly decreasing priority:

Guiding the team’s consulting relationship with the MSBA Industry Partner (MIP).
-Monitoring and ensuring productive, regular and substantive client interactions.
-Ensuring that well-documented and measurable expectations are created and met for deliverables.
-Coaching MIP-facing presentations and reports.
Ensuring comprehensive and accurate business considerations.
-Ensuring appropriate project scoping suited to the organization and opportunity -detailed in the Project Description.
-Providing guidance on strategic and organizational implications.
Synchronizing project health with Practicum course sequence instructor (BAX 461-4).
-Conveying early warnings of deviations from project plan or divergence from MIP expectations to Instructor.
-Coaching team on development of Project Case per program guidelines.
-Providing feedback on team performance and individual team-member contribution to Instructor once per quarter.

When the particularities of specific Practicum engagements require, the above list of responsibilities may be modified in consultation with the Instructor.

-BEMs are expected to devote 2-4 hours per month to each assigned team, as appropriate to the project.
-BEM’s will be required to sign a confidentiality and intellectual property for each project on which they work.
-While the BEM is typically expected to work with the team in the background, with Instructor agreement they may join the team in face-to-face meetings with the MIP.
-The program will target 3-4 teams per BEM.

Positions are contingent on funding and pending administrative approval. Salary is based on ability and experience. Potential candidates should submit their application online only. Please submit a vitae, evidence of teaching ability (1-2 course evaluations or previous course materials) 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. 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 September 30th, 2018.

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,

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 (

Job location

Davis, CA


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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Evidence of Teaching - Examples include; 1-2 course evaluations, course materials, lecturer videos etc.

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

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

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