We invite all IS Junior Faculty in Region 2 (Europe/ Middle East/Africa) to apply to participate in the Junior Faculty Consortium. The Junior Faculty Consortium consists of panels, discussions, and interactive sessions built around issues related to becoming a successful member of the professoriate and to advance your career. A select group of highly successful IS faculty from universities around the world will lead each session. Each participant will have the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of both new and senior faculty and to share their experiences, thoughts, and concerns about developing a career in the academy.
We look forward to receiving your ECIS 2018 Junior Faculty Consortium applications!
Junior Faculty Consortium Co-Chairs
Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve University, US
Kalle Lyytinen (PhD, Computer Science, University of Jyväskylä; Dr. h.c. Umeå University, Copenhagen Business school, Lappeenranta University of Technology) is Distinguished University Professor and Iris S. Wolstein professor of Management Design at Case Western Reserve University, and a visiting professor at Aalto University, Finland. Between 1992 and 2012 he was the 3rd most productive scholar in the IS field when measured by the AIS basket of 8 journals; he is among the top five IS scholars in terms of his h-index (78); he is the LEO Award recipient (2013), AIS fellow (2004), and the former chair of IFIP WG 8.2. He is the former Editor-in-chief of JAIS and Senior editor of MISQ. He currently serves on the editorial board on Organization Science among others. He has published over 350 refereed articles in all leading IS and management journals and leading conferences. He has edited or written over 30 books or special issues. He currently conducts research that explores digital innovation especially in relation to design work, requirements in large scale systems, diffusion of innovations, and emergence digital infrastructures.
Peter Axel Nielsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Peter Axel Nielsen (Ph.D., Information Systems, Lancaster University, UK) is Professor of human-centred computing in Computer Science at Aalborg University, Denmark, and a Visiting Research Professor with Agder University, Norway.
His research includes action research and design research on systems development practice, development of object-oriented methodologies, software engineering, social and organizational aspects of systems development, organisational influence processes, digital innovation, and benefits realisation. He has published widely in journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Journal, European Journal of Information Systems, Information Technology & People, and Interacting with Computers. He is the co-author of Object-Oriented Analysis & Design and Improving Software Organizations: From Principles to Practice. W: http://people.cs.aau.dk/~pan/. E: firstname.lastname@example.org. T: @panaau
Cathy Urquhart, Manchester Metropolitan University
Cathy Urquhart is Professor of Digital Business at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School. She is the author of Grounded Theory for Qualitative Research, published by Sage. Details of the book can be found here: http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book232280. She is a previous Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly, and an Associate Editor for Information Technology and Development. Honours and awards include the AIS Volunteer Spotlight for Outstanding Contributions to Membership Services in 2008, MIS Quarterly Most Developmental Associate Editor in 2007, Best Paper Award Journal of the Association of Information Systems (with Antonio Diaz Andrade and Tiru Arthanari) in 2015. She is a founding member of the AIS Womens College, and co chaired the ICIS Women’s Breakfast from 2010 – 2013. She was ICIS co-program chair for ICIS 2015 in Fort Worth Texas. She is a member of the AIS College of Senior Scholars. She has a strong interest in the use of grounded theory in information systems, and has written extensively on this topic. Her website can be found here https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/business-school/about-us/our-staff/otehm/profile/index.php?id=899 and her email address is email@example.com
Michel Avital is Professor of Digitalization at Copenhagen Business School. Digital innovation and entrepreneurship are the leitmotifs of Michel’s work that focuses on technology and organization with an emphasis on its social and organizational aspects. He has published four books and over 100 articles on topics such as blockchain technology, sharing economy, big data, open data, open design, generative design, creativity, innovation, green IT and sustainable value. He is an editorial board member of seven leading IS journals and serves in various organizing capacities in ICIS, AOM, ECIS and other topical conferences. Michel is an advocate of openness and an avid proponent of cross-boundaries exchange and collaboration. Further information: http://www.cbs.dk/en/staff/mavitm
Professor Brian Fitzgerald is Director of Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre, where he previously held the role of Chief Scientist. Prior to that he served as Vice-President Research at the University of Limerick. He also holds an endowed professorship, the Krehbiel Chair in Innovation in Business & Technology, at the University of Limerick. His research interests lie primarily in software development, encompassing open source, inner source, crowdsourcing, agile and lean software methods. His publications include 15 books, and over 150 peer-reviewed articles in the leading international journals and conferences in both the Information Systems and Software Engineering fields, including MIS Quarterly (MISQ), Information Systems Research (ISR), IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE) and ACM Transactions on Software Engineering Methodology (TOSEM). Prior to taking up an academic position, he worked in the software industry for about 12 years, in a variety of sectors (including finance, telecommunications, manufacturing, bespoke software development) in a number of countries (Ireland, Belgium, Germany). He has also been successful in winning competitive research grants totalling more than €100 million from a variety of funding agencies, including the EU, Science Foundation Ireland and Enterprise Ireland.
Dr. Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa is the Bayless/Rauscher Pierce Refsnes Chair in Business Administration at the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin. Professor Jarvenpaa was the holder of the distinguished Marvin Bower Fellowship at Harvard Business School. She was the first woman to hold the position of the Finland Distinguished FidiPro Professor. Professor Jarvenpaa’s research focuses on inter-organizational collaboration in fast paced and technologically complex knowledge environments. Her work has appeared in leading information systems, management, accounting, marketing, psychology, and anthropology journals. She recently published a co-authored book “Words Matter: Communicating Effectively in the New Global Office” based on her research on virtual teams. Dr. Jarvenpaa’s research has received numerous best paper awards. Dr. Jarvenpaa serves or has served as the senior editor or editor-in-chief for several journals: Journal of Association for Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Organization Science. She has served in numerous other leadership positions in her field.She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University and Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Business Administration from University of Minnesota.
She was born in Ulvila Finland and is an avid motorsports and hockey fan. Her hobbies involve textile art design and various other handcrafts.
Sue Newell is Head of the Department of Business and Management and a Professor of Information Systems and Management, at Sussex University. She has most recently worked at Bentley University in the USA and at Warwick University in the UK. She has a BSc and PhD from Cardiff University, UK. Sue’s research focuses on understanding the relationships between innovation, knowledge and organisational networking (ikon) – primarily from an organisational theory perspective. She was one of the founding members of ikon, a research centre based at Warwick University (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wbs/research/ikon/). Her research emphasises a critical, practice-based understanding of the social aspects of innovation, change, knowledge management and inter-firm networked relations. Sue has published over 100 journal articles in the areas of information systems, organization studies and management, as well as numerous books and book chapters.
Athanasia (Nancy) Pouloudi is Associate Professor in Information Systems Management in the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece. She holds a first degree in Informatics (AUEB, Greece), and an MSc and PhD in Information Systems (both from the London School of Economics, UK). Her research focuses on organizational and social issues in information systems adoption and implementation. She is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of the AIS, Information & Management, Health Policy & Technology, and the International Journal of Society, Information, Communication and Ethics. She has served on the editorial boards of the European Journal of Information Systems and IT & People as well as on the Standing Committee of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) and the Executive Committee of the Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS). In the period 2010-2013 she was Region 2 (Europe/Middle East/Africa) Representative of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). In 2016 she received the Sandra Slaughter Service Award of the AIS.
Nancy L. Russo is a professor in the Computer Science & Media Technology department at Malmö University, where she heads the smart health research area in the IoTaP (Internet of Things and People) Research Center. She has a Ph.D. in MIS from Georgia State University. Her work has appeared in Information Systems Journal, Communications of the ACM, and European Journal of Information Systems, and other journals, books, and conference proceedings.
Ali Sunyaev is Professor for Applied Computer Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Before joining KIT he was Professor at the University of Kassel and the University of Cologne. Ali Sunyaev received his PhD in Information Systems in 2010 and his master`s degree (diploma) in Computer Science in 2005; he received both degrees from the Technische Universität München (TUM). Ali Sunyaev was a visiting faculty member at Harvard University and Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics (Russian Academy of Sciences). His research work has been appreciated numerous times and is featured in a variety of media outlets. He has been awarded research grants from the DFG, BMBF, BMWI, BMJV, and industry. He has several editorial responsibilities, works closely in research and executive education for a number of organizations, and acts as mentor of several start-ups
Goals of the Consortium
We hope that the consortium will support attendees to help build a useful career network, learn about publishing in journals, planning a career trajectory, and taking a balanced approach to building an academic career in information systems.
Eligible faculty includes all AIS members beginning their first five years in an academic position (including post-doc positions). The number of participants is limited to 30, in order to maintain the richness and intimacy of the experience.
Participation in the Consortium is free. If you are attending the Consortium, you are required to register for the ECIS conference.
You can apply to participate by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org providing the following details in an attached document of maximum two pages. The closing date is Friday, April 20. You will be notified of your inclusion or otherwise by Friday, May 4, as our places are limited to 30.
Years in position
What year did you complete your PhD?
Institution Where You Completed Your PhD
Are you on tenure-track, or another probationary system to be confirmed in your position?
Why do you want to participate in this Junior Faculty Workshop?
What are the three most important questions for you about your career in the next five years?
Please also list your best three publications.