Call for JFC submissions

The PACIS 2023 continues to host Junior Faculty Consortium. The Consortium is aimed at supporting junior IS faculty from a variety of schools in (but not limited to) the AIS Region 3 (Pacific-Asia Region). This workshop is designed for untenured junior faculty members to be prepared for opportunities and challenges in early-stage academics and facilitate the desired professional career development.

The Consortium will provide an intimate forum for interacting and discussing with faculty mentors, a group of distinguished senior colleagues and mid-career peers who have recently done their tenure review process. The one-day program includes a combination of feedback, panels, and discussion sessions that cover a variety of topics, including planning research, teaching, and service careers, managing the tenure-track journey (e.g., satisfying publication requirements, meeting tenure criteria, etc.), and strategies for networking and work-life balance. Details and any adjustments will be provided accordingly.

Important Dates

Nomination Deadline: April 16, 2023

Notification of Acceptance:  Before May 1, 2023

Junior Faculty Consortium: July 9, 2023

Faculty mentors include:

  • Yulin Fang, University of Hong Kong
  • Juan Feng, Tsinghua University
  • James J. Jiang, NTU
  • Zhengrui Jiang, Nanjing University
  • Atreyi Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore
  • Keongtae Kim, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Ting Li, Erasmus University
  • Heshan Sun, University of Oklahoma
  • Alex Chong Wang, Peking University
  • Cheng Zhang, Fudan University

The tentative program for the consortium will be as follows

All times are in China time (UTC+8). US EST time is 13 hours behind China time.

09:30-10:00 Welcome/Overview of Program and Networking/Icebreaker Activity
10:00-12:00 Senior Scholar Panel: Advice + Ask it Basket
12:00-13:00 Break
13:00-15:00 Breakout Session with Faculty Mentors

Theme: Career, Opportunities and Challenges for Junior Faculties

15:00-15:30 Sharing of Key Takeaways by Breakout Groups + Photo-taking

*Location: P6 (VIP room / 贵宾厅)(Download Floorplan)

 The Co-Chairs of the PACIS Junior Consortium are:

Hee-Woong Kim

Yonsei University, Korea

Weiquan Wang

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Sean Xin Xu

Tsinghua University


If you graduated with a PhD within the past five years and have not attained tenure, you are most welcome to participate in the Consortium.

 Application Details

Please email your application to

Your application should include the following:

  • CV
  • Affiliation
  • Positives and challenges you have encountered so far in your academic career
  • A few points on how the Junior Faculty Consortium can help you succeed in your academic career