Junior Faculty Consortium

AMCIS 2018


The main goal of the Junior Faculty Consortium is to offer all participants insights into their academic career that can help them be valuable, marketable, and successful in their career from their own perspective, and that of their university and the academy. Consortium participants are AIS members beginning their first, second, third or fourth year in an academic position in the Fall of 2018. The Junior Faculty Consortium theme will be “Finding Balance as you prepare for Tenure.”

The topics and exercises during the Junior Faculty Consortium will be designed to promote interaction among junior faculty as they share what they have learned and their questions from their early experiences as faculty members.  They will also receive feedback from the experienced faculty leaders who will share their key lessons learned from their own careers.  Experiences from respected senior and mid-level faculty members will help shape, focus, and inform discussions of critical issues, while quality interaction among junior faculty remains a prime purpose of the Junior Faculty Consortium.

Logistics & Registration Process

The registration fee for Junior Faculty consortium is $25 for all junior faculty attending AMCIS. It is expected that faculty members wishing to participate in the AMCIS 2018 Junior Faculty attend the entire consortium (8:30 am-12:30 pm on August 16, 2018, held at the Conference Hotel). Coffee & snack will be served at the consortium.  To sign up for the event. just select junior faculty consortium when you register for AMCIS. Due to limited space and to guarantee your spot, we recommend you to register as soon as possible.

Tentative Program

Thursday August 16 8:30 am-12:30 pm, held in the Conference Hotel

8:30-8:45 Welcome / Overview of Program / Tables Assignments
8:45-9:00 Ice-Breaking Exercise
9:00-9:30 Panel : Sage Advice: Recommendations for Preparing for Tenure
9:30-10:15 Breakout session – Open Discussion / Exercise
10:15-10:45 Networking Break /  Scavenger Hunt / New Tables Assignments
10:45-11:15 Panel: The Balancing Act (Teaching, Research, and Service / Work and Life)
11:15-12:00 Breakout session – Open Discussion / Exercise
12:15 – 12:30 Wrap-up / Closing / Scavenger Hunt winners

Faculty Mentors