The ICIS 2021 Junior Faculty Consortium (JFC) will focus on research, teaching, and service activities, including how to achieve balance in these activities and navigate the challenges of academia.

In addition to senior faculty mentors, the JCF will host approximately up to 55 junior faculty. A major focus of the JFC is to allow junior faculty to interact with respected, experienced senior faculty leaders, and administrators.  In addition to facilitating interaction between junior and senior faculty, the topics and exercises during the JFC Camp will be organized to allow the senior faculty leaders to provide inputs on key lessons learned from their own careers. This input can help shape, focus, and inform discussions of critical issues to junior faculty.

The program will consist of a series of interactive activities combined with small group discussions with senior faculty members about how to achieve goals and expectations, break through barriers, and deal with unexpected challenges, as well as how to balance goals and expectations with personal lives, and how to find mentorship and guidance along the way. There will also be two panel sessions (promotion and tenure; Senior Editors and Editors in Chief). The JFC tentative schedule is available below.

The main goal of the JFC is to offer all participants insights into the academic career that can help them be valuable, marketable, and successful in their career from their own perspective, and that of their university and the academy.  Prospective participants will be required to apply for participation. Criteria for participation in the JFC will include faculty who:

  1. Have a completed Ph.D.;
  2. Are an untenured faculty in an academic position in the Fall of 2021; and,
  3. Have registered for the conference as an AIS member and a regular participant.

The JFC camp will provide a working lunch and refreshment breaks.

  • Ritu Agarwal
  • Sue Brown
  • Maric Boudreau
  • Lemuria Carter
  • Deborah Compeau
  • Alan Dennis
  • Jane Feng
  • Byungtae Lee
  • Fiona Nah
  • Stacie Petter
  • Suprateek Sarker
  • Gerhard Schwabe
  • Ali Sunyaev
  • Craig Van Slyke
  • Eric van Heck
  • Virtual Session Option

    To facilitate access to the JFC for participants who are in regions where the time zone does not allow synchronous participation in all session, an abbreviated version of the practical sessions will be offered from 4:0O – 6:00 PM CT on December 12, 2021. This should allow Region 2 and Region 3 participants to join in for some of the afternoon panel sessions live and continue on to the practical sessions.

  • Fees:

    Lunch, refreshments and snacks are provided at the JFC. There is an $80 registration fee to participate in the JFC in Austin. Virtual attendees can register for a $20 fee.

  • Application Process and Deadline:

    Please submit your application here:  Application Link. The form will ask for you to include a short description of how you meet the above-mentioned criteria.

    ***The final deadline for application is November 19, 2021.***

    Accepted participants will be notified by November 22, 2021

Tentative Program
8:00 am 8:15 am Check-in + Coffee
8:15 am 8:30 am Introduction + Ice breakers
8:30 am 9:30 am Workshop #1: Research Planning
France Belanger
9:30 am 10:00 am Break & Networking
10:00 am 11:00 am Workshop #2: Career Planning
Andreas Eckhardt
11:00 am 12:00 pm Panel #1: Senior Editors and Editors-in-Chief
Panelists: Ritu Agarwal, France Belanger, Alan Dennis, Suprateek Sarker
Panel Chair: Andreas Eckhardt
12:00 pm 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm 2:00 pm Workshop #3: Academic Life
Alok Gupta
2:00 pm 2:30 pm Break & Networking
2:30 pm 3:30 pm Panel #2: Promotion & Tenure
Panelists: Maric Boudreau, Deborah Compeau, Lemuria Carter, Gerhard Schwabe
Panel Chair: Annette Mills
3:30 pm 4:00 pm “What I wish I knew when I started…” or “The best advice I ever received was…”
Wrap-Up & Reflections
4:15 pm 4:30 pm Brief Intro + Icebreakers
4:30 pm 5:15 pm Career & Research Planning
5:15 pm 5:25 pm Mini-break
5:25 pm 5:55 pm Academic Life with scenarios
5:55 pm 6:00 pm Quick wrap up



France Belanger

Virginia Tech University

Andreas Eckhardt

University of Innsbruck

Alok Gupta

University of Minnesota

Annette Mills

University of Canterbury