OB Junior Faculty Workshop

August 10-11, 2018

The 2018 Organizational Behavior Junior Faculty Workshop will be held on August 10th (5:30pm – 8:30pm) and August 11th (8:00am – 11:30am) as part of the pre-conference program at the AOM meeting in Atlanta, GA. This workshop offers junior faculty participants the unique opportunity to get to know and receive personalized research feedback from more senior OB scholars (“Faculty Fellows”) in an intimate, collegial, cohort setting. Participants are expected to attend sessions on both days.

We are very pleased to have a group of Faculty Fellows who are not only prolific OB researchers, but also excellent faculty mentors and editors and/or editorial board members at leading OB journals. The 2018 Faculty Fellows are:

  • Sue Ashford – University of Michigan
  • Mark Bolino – University of Oklahoma
  • Stuart Bunderson – Washington University in St. Louis
  • Jennifer Chatman – University of California, Berkeley
  • Gilad Chen – University of Maryland
  • Jason Colquitt – University of Georgia
  • Amir Erez – University of Florida
  • Jack Goncalo – University of Illinois
  • David Mayer – University of Michigan
  • Nancy Rothbard – University of Pennsylvania
  • Ann Tenbrunsel – University of Notre Dame
  • Steffanie Wilk – Ohio State University


FRIDAY, 8/10, 5:30-8:30pm. The Friday portion of the workshop will consist of an off-site dinner and networking event. Participants will have an opportunity to get to know all of the Faculty Fellows and other junior faculty.

SATURDAY, 8/11, 8-11:30am. After a light continental breakfast, the Saturday portion of the program will be dedicated to working in small groups consisting of one Faculty Fellow and 3-4 workshop participants on participants’ research projects. Faculty Fellows and group participants will have read all group members’ 3-5 page paper/project descriptions in advance to allow for a rich, detailed discussion (see below for details). The format will be informal, collegial, and developmental. It will be aimed at helping participants further develop their research for publication in top academic journals, in addition to sharing the implicit “tricks of the trade”/ tacit knowledge acquired from Faculty Fellow’s experience publishing in the OB field. We will also have a faculty fellows panel on Saturday where participants can ask questions of the faculty fellows.


To keep the faculty-participant ratio to an optimal size and allow for sufficient time to receive detailed research feedback, this workshop is limited to 40 participants and is targeted at junior faculty and post-docs at research-focused institutions. Preference will be given to tenure-track junior faculty in the early stages of their careers and to post-docs who will be starting tenure-track faculty positions in 2019. Participants will be selected based on their research fit with the Faculty Fellows and other workshop participants, their research pipeline, and the strength of their project summary submission.

Eligibility criteria for this workshop are:

  • Be a member of the Organizational Behavior Division as of March 2018
  • Have completed a Ph.D. in the last six years (since 2012)
  • Registered for the AOM conference
  • Have not attended the Junior Faculty Workshop in the past


Prior to entering the AOM system to register for this workshop, please email the following information to Laura Little, lmlittle@uga.edu :

  • A current curriculum vitae, including complete contact information and
    information on working papers and works in progress
  • An 500 word or less abstract of an early-stage working paper or project
    in progress. Your submission should be an overview of your research
    paper/project, including the conceptual framework and research
  • Two OB topics/areas of interest. We will use these topic areas to match
    you with a Faculty Fellow. One of the topics should reflect your working
    paper or project in progress.

If selected, you will be asked to email a 3-5 page summary of your working paper to Rachel Burgess ( rachel.burgess@uga.edu ) to distribute to your assigned faculty fellow.


The DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION is Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:59pm. Acceptance notices will be sent by Friday, June 1, 2018. If selected, you must register and send the 3-5 pages summary by Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Once selected, you will receive a unique code to register for the workshop on the AOM website. A registration fee of $150 USD will be charged to partially defray costs (including dinner on Friday night and a light breakfast on Saturday), payable by debit or credit card to the Academy of Management.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please feel free to contact Laura Little – lmlittle@uga.edu.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!