AMCIS 2013 Doctoral Consortium — Call for Participation

When: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Where: DePaul University, Driehaus College of Business (1 East Jackson Blvd., at State St.)

Izak Benbasat, University of British Columbia, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fred Davis, University of Arkansas, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


The AMCIS Doctoral Consortium seeks to help Information Systems doctoral students in the middle of later part of their doctoral studies (i.e., after their first year of the program) to develop an effective career plan based on their personal and professional goals. The consortium has three primary objectives: 1) provide networking opportunities for students with peers and faculty, 2) help students strategize about their research, teaching, and career plans, and 3) prepare students for the job market.

We anticipate a group of 30 students and 10-12 faculty mentors (plus the two Co-Chairs). The program includes three faculty panels on how to manage one’s: 1) research program, 2) teaching responsibilities, and 3) career planning. In breakout sessions after each panel, small groups of students will discuss the panel topic with their faculty mentors and fellow students. The intent is for students to apply the panel topic to their personal and professional goals, with input from faculty mentors and peers. We will wrap-up with a discussion of how the lessons might be applied while also achieving an effective work-life balance.

Participating Faculty:

Maryam Alavi, Emory University

Irma Becerra-Fernandez, Florida International University

Elena Karahanna, University of Georgia

Bill Kettinger, University of Memphis

Claudia Loebbecke, University of Cologne

M. Lynne Markus, Bentley University

Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Adriane Randolph, Kennesaw State University

Suzanne Rivard, HEC Montreal

Sandra Slaughter, Georgia Institute of Technology

Vallabh Sambamurthy, Michigan State University

Richard Welke, Georgia State University

Thur, August 15, 2013 AMCIS 2013 Doctoral Consortium, Depaul University
8:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 Opening Session – Introductions, Preparing for the day
9:30 – 10:30 Faculty Panel: Managing Your Research Program
10:30 – 11:30 Breakout session
11:30 – 12:30 PM Lunch
12:20 – 1:30 Faculty Panel: Managing Your Teaching Responsibilities
1:30 – 2:30 Breakout session
2:30 – 3:30 Faculty Panel: Managing Your Career and Job Search
3:30 – 4:30 Breakout session
4:30 – 5:30 Work-life Balance and Wrap Up


Registration and Location:

Once invited for participation, participants can use the regular AMCIS registration form and check the box for doctoral consortium.  Payment of the doctoral consortium registration fee includes full AMCIS access.

The location for the doctoral consortium is DePaul University Driehaus College of Business, University Loop Campus- DePaul Center, 1 East Jackson Boulevard, at State St. and Jackson Blvd., approximately 1/2 mile (6 blocks) from AMCIS venue at Hilton Chicago.  Therefore, it should be convenient to book lodging at the Hilton.

Application Criteria:

Students wishing to participate in the AMCIS 2013 Doctoral Consortium should:

1. Be studying Information Systems (or related discipline) and plan to address an Information Systems-related topic for their dissertation.

2. Have completed the first year of their doctoral program. Note that this is more inclusive than previous years where the AMCIS consortium was focused on PhD students entering the job market. PhD students toward the middle and later part of their doctoral studies are encouraged to apply.

Consortium faculty will review each application (DUE DATE: April 25, 2013 - see application form, below). The review process emphasizes applicants' clarity of purpose, vision, dedication, and capability. Multiple students may apply from one school. Diversity of applicants, institutions, and countries will be considered in selecting the AMCIS 2013 Doctoral Consortium cohort. Priority will be given to students studying at universities in the AIS Americas region.

Application Process:

Submit the following materials via email to Izak Benbasat and Fred Davis by April 25, 2013 at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Completed application form as a word document (download attachment)

Letter of recommendation from faculty advisor

Curriculum vita

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