Professor King has taught at the University of British Columbia, Otago University, Auckland University, and the Norwegian School of Management. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in Portugal, and he was a visiting professor at Cape Town University in 2005.
His teaching interests are in financial accounting and financial statement analysis. He conducts research concerned with the relation of accounting information and firm values. His research has been published in The Accounting Review, the International Journal of Accounting , and Accounting Horizons.