Mid-Career Workshop

A workshop for mid-career faculty, by mid-career faculty!

Mid-career Associate Professors should be hitting a stride.  However, without the pressure of an up-or-out tenure decision it can be challenging for mid-career Associate Professors to “find a fit” as one moves forward in their career.  As one article in the Chronicle of Higher Education states, as the traditional roles of the Associate Professor are changing, “the burden is placed on us as individuals to create our own narratives, our own scripts” and to define how we move forward (McLemee, 2002).

This workshop is appropriate for any faculty member that has received tenure and/or promotion to Associate Professor.  Individuals at all stages of associate professor may find this workshop useful, from newly tenured faculty members to those that have settled into their role as an associate professor.  Those that have attended other mid-career workshops are welcome to come, participate, share, and learn from other associate professors.

Registration Information

To allow for maximum participation among the participants, there is a limit of 40 participants. If you would like to attend, simply select this workshop when you register for ICIS 2017. The cost of the workshop is $25.

About the Wokshop

Agenda – Thursday, December 13th

9:00-9:30                  Welcome and Introduction

9:30-10:30                Panel 1

Panel 1 involves discussion of “internal” roles (within one’s university) available post tenure, what the roles are, the skills needed, the benefits and disadvantages of taking on those roles, etc.  Examples of such roles include Department Chair, Associate Dean, Dean, Research Center Director, Provost, etc.

10:30-10:45             Coffee break

10:45-11:45             Panel 2

Panel 2 involves discussion of “external” roles (within one’s academic community or in the larger practitioner community) one could take on post tenure, what the roles are, the skills needed, the benefits and disadvantages of taking on those roles, etc. Examples of such roles include Editorial roles for major IS journals, leadership roles in the AIS organization or in AIS conferences, board of director for major corporations, technology transfer roles, etc.

11:45-12:00             Wrap-up


Kevin Crowston

Syracuse University

Claudia Loebbecke

University of Cologne


Emmanuelle Vaast

McGill University

Cathy Urquhart

Manchester Metropolitan University

Ojelanki Ngwenyama

Ryerson University

Likoebe Maruping

Georgia State University

Yulin Fang

City University of Hong Kong

Kevin Desouza

Queensland University of Technology / The Brookings Institution

Elizabeth Davidson

University of Hawaii

Avi Bernstein

University of Zurich