AMCIS 2023 Doctoral Consortium – Late Stage Students

Navigating a Successful Academic Career: Job Market and Beyond

When: Wednesday & Thursday, August 9-10, 2023

Where: The Westin Playa La Bonita Hotel, Panama City, Panama


Elena Karahanna, University of Georgia,

Atreyi Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore,

The Doctoral Consortium (Late Stage) is to help those students who have completed their coursework and comprehensive examination, are working on their dissertation, and anticipate entering the job market in the next year or two to develop an effective career plan based on their personal and professional goals. The consortium has three primary objectives:

  1. Provide networking opportunities for students with peers and faculty
  2. Help students strategize about their research, teaching, and career plans
  3. Prepare students for the job market

The program includes faculty panels on managing the dissertation and research program, teaching responsibilities and competencies, and career planning. In breakout sessions after each panel, small groups of students will discuss the panel topic with their faculty mentors and fellow students. The intent is for students to apply the panel topic to their personal and professional goals, with input from faculty mentors and peers. Furthermore, we will have breakout sessions where faculty mentors provide students with feedback on their dissertation research.

Navigating a Successful Academic Career: Job Market and Beyond
Start Time End Time Event
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
5:30 PM 6:30 PM Reception
6:30 PM 7:00 PM Ice Breaker
7:00 PM 8:00 PM Keynote
Thursday, August 10, 2023
7:30 AM 7:45 AM Early AM Refreshment
7:45 AM 8:00 AM Introductions
8:00 AM 8:30 AM Panel 1: Navigating the job market
8:30 AM 8:50 AM Panel 1 Breakout
8:50 AM 9:30 AM Panel 2: Navigating your Academic Career: Publishing, Promotion and Tenure, Grants, Teaching, and Service
9:30 AM 9:50 AM Panel 2 Breakout
9:50 AM 10:05 AM Break
10:05 AM 12:00 PM Breakout 1: Feedback on Dissertation Research
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch & Closing Remarks & Key takeaways
Faculty Mentors
  • Elena Karahanna, University of Georgia – Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair
  • Atreyi Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore – Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair
    • Pei-yu Chen, Arizona State University
    • Bin Gu, Boston University
    • Ola Henfridsson, University of Miami
    • Dorothy Leidner, University of Virginia
    • Balaji Padmanabhan, University of Maryland
    • Arun Rai, Georgia State University
    • Alexander Tuzhilin, New York University
Keynote Speaker
  • Suprateek Sarker, University of Virginia
  • Once invited for participation, students should use the regular AMCIS registration form to register. There is no checkbox for the doctoral consortium. Payment of the doctoral consortium registration fee includes full AMCIS access.
  • Financial assistance may be available towards subsidizing the registration fee for qualified students – details to follow
  • At this time, a visa is not needed for international students in the USA (as well as several other countries, including Australia, the Republic of Korea, Japan, the UK, Northern Ireland, Singapore, and EU nations) IF a multiple entry visa is stamped on their passport (which is usually the case for F1 visas). In cases where a visa is required, it is expected to take less than 30 days for visa processing. Complete visa requirements can be found at:
Application Criteria

Preference for attendance will be given to students who (a) will have defended, or are close to defending, their dissertation proposals, but not their dissertations by the date of the consortium, and (b) those who have not previously participated in the AMCIS DC. Students earlier in their programs may want to consider applying to the early-stage Doctoral Consortium. Multiple students may apply from one school. Doctoral students from across the globe can apply; priority will be given to students studying at universities in the AIS Americas Region 1.

Application Process
  1. Complete application form 
  2. Combine all your application material into a single pdf document
  3. Name the document: pdf (e.g., Jane_Doe_AMCIS2023DC_LateStage.pdf)
  4. Email it as an attachment to
  5. The subject of the email should state: “AMCIS2023DCLateStage application”

The combined pdf document should include:

  • Nomination letter from faculty advisor supporting the student’s participation in the Doctoral Consortium.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A 5-page, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12-point extended abstract of the proposed dissertation research.
Important Dates
  • Due date for applications is April 21, 2023 by midnight New York time
  • Decisions made and communicated to applicants by May 15, 2023 
  • Doctoral Consortium will be on Wednesday August 9th (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM) and Thursday August 10 (7:30 AM – 1:00 PM)

If you have any questions, contact Atreyi Kankanhalli and Elena Karahanna (AMCIS DC – Late Stage Co-Chairs) at