Junior Faculty Consortium

About the Consortium

When:       December 13, 2020 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Where:      Hyderabad International Convention Center

This one-day event is designed specifically for junior faculty to help them prepare for the opportunities and challenges they face. This is an opportunity to learn from and network with a group of distinguished scholars, mid-career faculty who have gone through the tenure process more recently, as well as peer colleagues. In particular, the consortium aims to provide you, junior faculty, with guidance on how to plan and manage your career and tenure process as well as offer a platform for sharing common experiences.

The specific topics that will be addressed include topics related to navigating the tenure process, publication and networking strategies, career planning, work-life balance, managing collaborations, etc. The activities may include a keynote speech, panel discussions, and interactive sessions around issues relevant to the career development of junior faculty members.

Application Deadline is September 15, 2020 (Midnight, US Hawaii Time UTC/GMT-10 hours). The acceptance decisions will be made around October 15, 2020.

Consortium Co-Chairs

Manju Ahuja, University of Louisville

Deepa Mani, Indian School of Business

Sundeep Sahay, University of Oslo

Consortium Application

Application deadline: September 15, 2020

Consortium eligibility:

  1. All IS junior faculty members in their first four years in an academic position (including post-docs) are eligible to apply.
  2. Preference will be given to applicants who have not attended a prior ICIS Junior Faculty Consortium/Workshop.

Consortium fee: There will be a fee covering lunch and participation.

Application process: To apply for the consortium, please send an email to Manju Ahuja (manju.ahuja@louisville.edu), Deepa Mani (Deepa_Mani@isb.edu), and Sundeep Sahay (sundeeps@ifi.uio.no) with the subject title “ICIS 2020 JFC application” along with the following information:

  1. Year of Ph.D. graduation
  2. Current position/university
  3. Have you attended a prior ICIS Junior Faculty Consortium/Workshop? When?
  4. Brief description of research interests (up to 200 words)

Faculty Mentors

Saonee Sarker, University of Virginia

Mary Beth Watson-Manheim, University of Illinois Chicago

Yulin Fang, City University of Hong Kong

Walter Fernandez, University of New South Wales

Devender Thapa, University of Agder

Wai Fong Boh, Nanyang Technological University

Liz Davidson, University of Hawaii

Brian Nicholson, University of Manchester

Jan Recker, University of Cologne

Workshop Schedule

8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration
·        Participants and mentors are preassigned to different round tables
9:00 am – 10:00 am Official Start: Welcome & Introduction
·        (15 min) Plan of the day
·        (45 min) Icebreaker
10:00 am – 10:30 am Round Table: Career Planning & Networking
·        (30 min) Mentors present insights on their academic careers
10:30 am – 10:45 am Networking Coffee Break
10:45 am – 12:00 pm Round Table: Career Planning & Networking (cont.)
·        (30 min) Discussions based on junior faculty experiences and questions
·        (30 min) Plenum presentations of three conclusions/insights
·        (15 min) Mentors respond to conclusions/insights
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch & Networking
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Option 1- Keynote: TOPIC and Speaker TBA
·        (45 min) Keynote speech
·        (30 min) Discussion, Q&A

Option 2- Round Table on Work-life balance

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Networking Coffee Break
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Panel: Navigating the Tenure Process
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Mini-Workshop: What to Do “next week” to Implement Lessons Learned
·        (30 min) Participants draft “their plan” and share it with 2-3 other junior faculty
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Wrap-Up
·        (20 min) Mentors provide answers to ask-it-basket questions
·        (10 min) Consortium conclusion