The ICIS 2022 Junior Faculty Consortium (JFC) will provide a professional development opportunity for untenured faculty focusing on research, teaching, and service activities, including how to achieve balance in these activities and navigate the challenges of academia.

This one-day event (scheduled for Sunday December 11, 2022) is designed specifically for junior faculty to be oriented and prepared for the opportunities and challenges ahead. Participants will spend the day with a group of distinguished scholars, mid-career faculty who have gone through the tenure process more recently, as well as peer colleagues in order to get advice and share experiences. In particular, the overarching goals of the workshop are to provide junior faculty with advice on how to plan and manage the tenure process and future career and to offer a platform for discussion and networking.

The workshop will address various topics and related choices that you have to make on your tenure-track journey, including publication and networking strategies, tenure preparation and career planning, work-life balance, managing co-authorships, etc. The workshop format will be very interactive to make the day fruitful and enjoyable for you. The tentative schedule is here.

Criteria for Participation

Prospective participants will be required to apply for participation. Criteria for participation in the JFC will include faculty who:

  • Have completed their Ph.D.
  • Are an untenured faculty in an academic position in the Fall of 2021
  • Have registered for the conference as an AIS member and a regular participant
  • Have not participated in an ICIS JFC before.

The JFC will provide a working lunch and refreshment breaks.

Application Process and Deadline

Please submit your application by completing the form below. The form will ask for you to include a short description of how you meet the above-mentioned criteria. Additionally we aim for diversity of gender, countries/regions (and institutions) represented, and research methods and topics. Places are limited to allow small group discussion and personal meetings with the mentors.

***The application deadline is November 4, 2022***

Accepted participants will be notified by November 11, 2022

Start Time End Time Session
8:30 8:45 Coffee
8:45 9:00 Welcome and Overview
9:00 10:30 Breakout Session 1 – Building a Research Program
10:30 10:45 Break
10:45 12:15 Breakout Session 2 – Developing Effective Teaching Practices
12:15 13:15 Lunch
13:15 14:15 Mentor Panel – Balancing the demands of early-career academic life
14:15 14:30 Break
14:30 15:30 Keynote: Jason Thatcher, Temple University
15:30 16:30 Q&A/Wrap-up
Session Description

Welcome and Overview

  • Welcome from JFC Chairs
  • Overview of the schedule
  • Introduction of mentors

Breakout Session 1 – Building a Research Program

  • This session will focus on developing a research portfolio and achieving research success
  • Participants will discuss challenges they face and solicit feedback from JFC mentors on becoming successful researchers

Breakout Session 2 – Developing Effective Teaching Practices

  • This session will focus on becoming an effective teacher
  • Topics will include:
    • Challenges to teaching in rapidly changing field
    • Teaching in a post-COVID world

Mentor Panel 1 – Balancing the demands of early-career academic life

Keynote – Jason Thatcher, Temple University

  • Title: Navigating Academic Life:  Tips and Tricks for Establishing a High-Impact, Ethical Career

Mentor Panel 2 – Questions from the participants


Professor Rose Alinda Alias

Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Remko Helms, Professor in Information Systems

Open University

Jeffrey Parsons, University Research Professor and Professor of Information Systems

Business Administration at Memorial University of Newfoundland


Dr. Roman Lukyanenko

University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce

Professor Tuure Tuunanen

University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Information Technology

Dr. Sherae Daniel

University of Cincinnati, Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems

Dr. Andreas Eckhardt, Full Professor of Information Systems

University of Innsbruck, Department of Information Systems, Production and Logistics Management

Prof. dr. Bart van den Hooff, Professor of Organizational Communication and Information Systems

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics, KIN Center for Digital Innovation

Dr. Michelle Carter

Washington State University, Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship Department

Professor Julia Kotlarsky

University of Auckland Business School

Dr. Emma Coleman

IS Division, University of the Witwatersrand

Prof. Sue Brown

Eller College of the University of Arizona

Dr. Sam Zaza

Information Systems and Analytics Department; Middle Tennessee State University

Choon Ling Sia

City University of Hong Kong/National Taiwan University

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