Lecturer in Management / Organizational Behavior
University of California Davis Graduate School of Management
United States

Lecturer in Management/Organizational Behavior

Job #JPF03741

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 3rd, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Nov 27, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

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 Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis, seeks one or more part time instructors in Management (Org. Behavior) for the Online, Part time and Full time MBA programs during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Course Names for Online Program:
201AV - The Individual and Group Dynamics
246V- Negotiation in Organizations

Course Names for Full Time/Part Time MBA programs:
246- Negotiation in Organizations (This course is normally offered in person, but may be offered in an online format due to Covid 19)
267- Teams and Technology (This course is normally offered in person, but may be offered in an online format due to Covid 19)

Course Descriptions:
201AV - The Individual and Group Dynamics
Examines basic psychological and social psychological processes shaping human behavior and applies knowledge of these processes to the problem of working with and managing others in organizations. Topics include motivation, job design, commitment, socialization, culture, individual and group decision making, and team building.

246/246V- Negotiation in Organizations
Basic theory of negotiation; applies theory to the process of building teams to achieve business purposes. Covers integrative and distributive strategies of claiming value, how to recognize bargaining tricks, uncovering hidden agendas, brainstorming to extend Pareto frontier.

267- Teams and Technology
This course teaches the theory and processes of group and team behavior so that you can successfully manage groups and work effectively in a variety of group settings. The first goal of the course is to provide conceptual guidelines for analyzing and diagnosing group dynamics and determining one's strategic options as a manager. The second goal is to understand how technological change affects team processes in organizations. Finally, this course will impart practical interpersonal skills for implementing effective strategies for group situations. The course is intended for students who seek a greater understanding of teams and who wish to increase their competence in managing and working effectively in these contexts. Enrollment Priority is given to second-year students.

Online Instructors will hold 10 live online sessions, one per week in a 10-week quarter, reviewing and expanding upon material presented to students in a pre-recorded format. Instructors also have responsibility for course grading. The most important requirements for the position are a strong understanding of MBA-level Management concepts, and a fast and stable internet connection.”

Positions are contingent on funding and pending administrative approval. The salary is based on ability and experience. Applicants should have at least a Master's or relevant work experience in the desired area of study and be familiar with standard business frameworks. Potential candidates should submit their application online only. Please submit a cover letter, vitae/resume, evidence of teaching ability, a diversity statement and contact information for three references. 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 the initial consideration of candidates' applications will be completed no later than the initial review date.

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 https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/contract.html

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 (jobs@gsm.ucdavis.edu).

Job location

Online, Davis CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested
  • Evidence of Teaching - Examples include the course plans, course materials, course syllabi, and course evaluations
  • Cover Letter
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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