Date and Time: Wednesday, August 9 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Lakshmi Iyer

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Eleanor Loiacono

College of William and Mary


AMCIS 2023 continues the tradition of hosting the Junior Faculty Consortium. The consortium draws together not-yet-tenured faculty along with faculty mentors from a variety of schools throughout the world for activities and discussion aimed to offer all participants insights into their own and others’ academic careers that can help them continue their creativity, passion, and excitement for a balanced work-life commitment to academia and its impact on society.

The consortium is limited to those who have completed their Ph.D. and are in an academic position anywhere in the world. To participate in the JFC, please add it to your conference registration (limited to first 25 folks who register). We will contact you directly with more information closer to the conference.

The faculty mentors have been invited to represent many different perspectives. These include getting tenure in their respective region, being “one of a kind” in their department (e.g., the only woman, the only one of a particular minority race, the only one doing qualitative research, the only one studying behavioral issues), how to maintain one’s creativity given the pressures to publish, and how to maintain work-life balance.

A key portion of the consortium will be the Catalyst Program designed to help junior faculty map their career development plan (CDP) in small breakout sessions. Mentors will provide feedback and input into strategies that participants can use to help achieve their CDP.

Agenda | Wednesday, August 9, 2023

12:00 PM * Early check-in and get boxed lunch
12:00 PM 12:30 PM Networking Lunch
12:30 PM 1:00 PM Welcome and Introductions/Icebreaker Activity
1:00 PM 1:30 PM Mentors Journey – share unique experiences
1:30 PM 1:45 PM Introduce the Catalyst Program
1:45 PM 2:00 PM Coffee Break
2:00 PM 3:00 PM Step 1 – Career Development Plan (CDP) in breakout session – Values, Goals, and Priorities) (about 5 participants + 2 mentors per table)

Share CDP – What different paths look like.

3:00 PM 3:30 PM  Feedback from Mentors on CDP and strategies to achieve goals
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Work-life Balance – Balancing Research, teaching and service – Mentors panel
4:00 PM 4:55 PM Close the loop: What’s the most significant takeaway for each of you?
4:55 PM 5:00 PM Closing remarks

* The boxed lunch will be available at 11:45 AM, so we encourage you to arrive early to pick this up before the Networking Lunch begins.


Michelle Carter, The University of Manchester

James Gaskin, Brigham Young University

Alexandre Graeml, Federal University of Technology – Parana (UTFPR), Curitiba – Brazil

Ashish Gupta, Auburn University

Atreyi Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore

Lesley Land, UNSW Sydney

Ramesh Sharda, Oklahoma State University

Donald Wynn, University of Dayton

Sam Zaza, Middle Tennessee University