Junior Faculty Consortium

The AMCIS 2016 Junior Faculty Consortium

“Charting a Course for Smooth Sailing in your Academic Career”

The Junior Faculty Consortium is a professional development/enrichment experience for early career-stage faculty, starting the first, second or third year of their first academic faculty appointment. The Consortium is an opportunity for junior faculty to engage with a team of senior faculty mentors through a variety of interactive exercises and activities designed to provide guidance and share insights gained over years of experience and success. The main goal of the Junior Faculty Consortium is to tap the collective wisdom of some of our most successful seasoned colleagues to help the upcoming generation set their sails toward successful and productive career journeys of their own.

Bringing together 11 senior faculty mentors and up to 25 junior colleagues, the Consortium will be anchored by the classic triad of research, teaching and service activities, but will also delve into how to achieve balance between them, while safely navigating the potentially stormy political winds that often blow up in academia. Last year’s Consortium introduced participation by senior MIS faculty who have taken leadership roles in their institutions and we carry this forward in 2016 with a mentor team representing a variety of academic career paths, programs and institutions.

The Consortium is planned to run through the morning and into the afternoon on the day before conference sessions begin. Participants will embark with mentors from a variety of institution types and career paths on a series of activities designed to align experience and guidance with common areas of interest and challenge for junior faculty as identified in their application profiles. Activities may include panels, small group discussions, and interactive exercises that will help participants fathom the mentors’ insights and perspective, both individually and collectively.

Junior faculty starting the first second or third year of their first academic appointment in the Fall of 2016 are invited to apply as participants. Please note participation in the Consortium requires full regular (not student) AMCIS registration. Breakfast, lunch and two refreshment breaks are included in the program and there is a $20 fee for the junior faculty consortium to help defray meal costs.

Application Process and Timeline

To apply for this year’s Consortium, please follow this link to complete and submit the application questionnaire online: Application Link


Please contact the Co-Chairs with any questions:

TimothyHill TabithaJames
Timothy R. Hill
Department Chair,
Information Systems
San Jose State University
Tabitha L. James
Associate Professor,
Information Technology
Virginia Tech


2016 Participating Mentors

ManjuAhuja DineshBatra LemuriaCarter
Manju Ahuja
Professor and University Scholar
University of Louisville
Dinesh Batra
Professor of Information Systems and Business Analytics
Florida International University
Lemuria Carter
Information Systems Chair
Virginia Commonwealth University
LakuChidambaram WilliamChismar MonicaGarfield
Laku Chidambaram
Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Engagement
W.P. Wood Professor of MIS
University of Oklahoma
William Chismar
Dean of Outreach College
Professor of Information Technology Management
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Monica J. Garfield
Associate Professor
Bentley University
LakshmiIyer MunirMandviwalla LorneOlfman
Lakshmi Iyer
Associate Professor
Director Graduate Programs
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Munir Mandviwalla
Associate Professor and Chair
Temple University
Lorne Olfman
Professor of Information Systems and Technology
Claremont Graduate University
MohanTanniru JasonThatcher
Mohan Tanniru
Professor of MIS
Oakland University
Jason Thatcher
Professor & Director, Social Analytics Institute
Clemson University