It was a pleasure to participate at the Junior Faculty Workshop that took place at the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS 2019) in Munich, Germany.
This one-day event was designed specifically for junior faculty to be oriented and prepared for the opportunities and challenges ahead. We spent a day with a group of distinguished scholars, mid-career faculty who have gone through the tenure process more recently, as well as peer colleagues in order to get advice and share experiences. In particular, the overarching goals of the workshop were to provide the junior faculty members with advice on how to plan and manage the tenure process and future career, and to offer a platform for discussion and networking.
The workshop addressed various topics and related choices that to be made on the academic journey, including publication and networking strategies, tenure preparation and career planning, work-life balance, managing co-authorships, etc. The workshop format was very interactive which made the day fruitful and enjoyable.
Many thanks for the Junior Faculty Workshop Committee for their effort in organizing such a great event with valuable insights.