The 2013 OB Doctoral Consortium for doctoral students in the final stages of their programs will be held on August 9 and 10 as part of the pre-conference program at the Academy of Management meeting in Orlando.
The consortium includes an interesting and energetic mix of presentations, discussions, and interactive sessions designed to launch doctoral students into their academic careers. The consortium will begin on Friday afternoon and will continue throughout the day on Saturday. (Participants must attend both days.) The program will include faculty presentations and roundtable sessions on topics such as crafting the right academic job, succeeding at research and publishing, preparing for effective teaching, and managing work-life issues in the context of an academic career, 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.
- 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).
- Endorsed by the advisor.
- Preference is given to those who have made the most progress toward completing their Ph.D. program but have not yet defended their dissertation. This consortium is for advanced OB students who will be applying for jobs in 2013 to start faculty positions in 2014.
The deadline for receipt of nominations and supporting materials is Friday, May 17, 2013, 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (New York City).
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 be entering their fifth year having 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 (the New Doctoral Student Consortium) as well as a new 4-hour “halfway there” doctoral consortium sponsored by the OB Division for students at earlier stages in their programs. There are also consortia offered by related divisions, such as the HR division. Please note that this 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 9 at 4:00 p.m. and will continue with a full day (8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) on Saturday, August 10. Participants are expected to attend all of the consortium sessions.
For more information, download the complete application by clicking here.