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August 7-8, 2015


The 2015 OB Doctoral Consortium will be held August 7 and 8 as part of the pre-conference program at the Academy of Management meetings in Vancouver. The consortium is open to OB doctoral students in the final stages of their programs.


The two-day consortium will begin on Friday afternoon and will continue throughout the day on Saturday - participants must attend both days. The program includes an interesting and energetic mix of presentations, discussions, and interactive sessions designed to launch doctoral students into their academic careers. Faculty presentations and roundtable sessions include topics such as crafting the right academic job, succeeding at research and publishing, preparing for effective teaching, and an ethics workshop, as well as other related topics.


OB is the biggest division in the Academy and in the past few years, we have received more applications that we can accommodate.  To keep the faculty-participant ratio to an optimal size, we will accept only 1 student per program. 


Applicants must meet the following criteria. 

1.      Be nominated by the program/department. Only one application per program will be accepted (e.g., one from management, one from industrial relations, and/or one from I/O Psychology).

2.      Endorsed by the students’ academic advisor. 

3.      Preference is given to those who have made the most progress toward completing their Ph.D., but have not yet defended their dissertation.  This consortium is for advanced OB students who will apply for faculty positions in 2015 that begin in 2016.


The deadline for receipt of nominations and supporting materials is Friday, March 13, 2015; 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Please note that the submission date is earlier than in previous years to accommodate students who are traveling internationally. See below for instructions on how to submit your materials.


Schools are encouraged to nominate students in their final year of studies, who are working on their dissertation research, and entering the job market (e.g., in the US, students would typically have defended their dissertation proposal; International students would be writing up their findings and defending their thesis in the near future).  For students not at this stage, there is an Academy-sponsored, all-day doctoral consortium for new students (New Doctoral Student Consortium) as well a new half-day “Halfway There” Doctoral Consortium sponsored by the OB Division for students at earlier stages in their programs.  There also are a number of consortia offered by other divisions (i.e., HR division). 


Please note the OB Doctoral consortium is not open to those who have already completed their Ph.D. degree; new faculty will find the Junior Faculty Consortium more appropriate for their interests.


The consortium begins on Friday, August 7 at 4:00 p.m. and will continue with a full day (8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) on Saturday, August 8.  Participants are expected to attend all of the consortium sessions.

For more information, download the complete application.


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