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Junior Faculty Consortium


ICIS 2014 Junior Faculty Consortium

Sunday, 14 December 2014, 8:30 am – 4:30pm

University of Auckland Business School


Invitation and Overview

Applications are invited from IS junior faculty to participate in the Junior Faculty Consortium which will take place on Sunday 14 December 2014 from 8:30am – 4:30pm. The event will be held at University of Auckland Business School Auckland, New Zealand.

The Junior Faculty Consortium revolves around panels, group-discussions, Q&A sessions with senior colleagues, and other interactive activities to promote active and successful membership in the international IS academic community. Each activity will be facilitated by a group of highly-successful IS faculty from universities around the world in order to expose junior participants to a wide and nuanced set of successful experiences.

Topics that might be covered include: research strategies, publishing issues, building a network of colleagues, teaching strategies and issues, tenure pitfalls and experiences, time management, collegiality and academic norms, and work-life balance.

The consortium is intended to not only provide some answers, but to provoke you to think about your own personal issues and challenges to become successful in academia.


Eligible participants include all AIS members in their first four years in an academic position (including post-docs). The number of participants is limited in order to maintain the richness and intimacy of the experience.

Committee and Mentors


Junior Faculty Consortium Co-Chairs


Prof. Guy Gable

Queensland University of Technology




Prof Tuure Tuunanen

University of Jyväskylä



Keynote Speaker


Prof. Suprateek Sarker

University of Virginia





Prof. Soon Ang 

Nanyang Technological University




Prof. Ola Henfridsson

University of Warwick




Prof. Wayne Huang

Ohio University




Prof. Elena Karahanna

University of Georgia




Prof. Hope Koch

Baylor University




Prof. TP Liang 

National Sun Yat-Sen University




Prof. Jan Pries-Heje

Roskilde University




Prof. Arun Rai

Georgia State University




Prof. Michael Rosemann

Queensland University of Technology




Prof. Suprateek Sarker

University of Virginia




Prof. Mikko Siponen

University of Jyväskylä




Prof. Christina Soh

Nanyang Technological University




Deadline for Application – September 15, 2014

You must submit your application for participation by September 15, 2014 via email to Tuure Tuunanen at Tuure@tuunanen.fi. Your application email must include the following information:

1.First and Last Name.

2.Affiliation (university, college, department, country where located).

3.Rank and number of years in rank.

4.Email address.

5.Brief statement (a paragraph or two) about how you would benefit from the consortium and why it is important for you to participate at this time.

6.If you have previously attended the ICIS Junior Faculty Consortium, please indicate what year(s) you attended.


Since the number of participants is limited, applications will be evaluated with the goal of having a diverse group of people who can benefit the most from the experience. We will strive for diversity across the globe and in years of experience. Applicants will receive confirmation of acceptance to attend the JFC by October 1, 2014.


Schedule and Counsellors

We will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. (following a welcome coffee from 8.30 to 9.00), so participants should plan on arriving the day before and be ready to participate in the full day of activities.

Program Outline


8:30am - 9:00am

Registration/ Coffee

9:00am - 9:15am


9:15am -10:45am

Topic #1: Speed Dating – Meet Your Mentors

10:45am - 11:15am

Coffee Break 

11:00am - 12:00pm

Topic #2: Developing a Successful Research Program


Keynote speech:  Prof. Suprateek Sarker

12:00pm - 1:00pm


1:00pm - 2:00pm

Topic #3: Publication trade-offs – What/Where to Publish and with Who?

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Topic #4: Pedagogics and Curriculum Development

3:00pm - 3:15pm

Coffee Break

3:15pm - 4:15pm

Topic #5 Career Planning – What next?



4:15pm - 4:30pm

Wrap Up and Close






A small fee of US$ 65 is charged for participation in the Junior Faculty Consortium in order to cover some of the facility, lunch and coffee breaks. The fee is to be paid at the time of registration for ICIS (after your place in the Consortium has been confirmed). If you are attending the Consortium, you are required to register for the ICIS conference.

Contacting the Consortium Chairs

For questions, please contact one of the Junior Faculty Consortium co-chairs:

Guy Gable, g.gable@qut.edu.au

Tuure Tuunanen, tuure@tuunanen.fi