Why a Senior & Mid-Career Faculty Consortium?
The Academy of International Business has held Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortia as part of its annual meeting for many years. The large number of attendees and positive feedback are testimony to their value to participants. These two consortia focus on issues affecting individuals early in their academic careers: the Doctoral Consortium provides guidance on how to succeed in the dissertation and job market, while the Junior Faculty Consortium offers suggestions on how to succeed with the research program and progress through promotion and tenure to become an associate and full professor, or equivalent titles. The Senior and Mid-Career Faculty Consortium was launched online in 2021, and is moving to in-person this year.
Once individuals reach mid-career, or later in their careers, new issues emerge for which there is little guidance offered in the other two Consortia. The AIB Senior & Mid-Career Faculty Consortium is designed as a forum for discussing how to succeed at these more advanced career stages and how to tackle the new challenges that emerge. It will analyze four issues relevant for senior and mid-career faculty: (1) research: keeping research active (2) impact: turning research into practice and having a societal impact, (3) advancement: breaking barriers and paving the way, and (4) career: university leadership, career changes, and retirement.