2016 OB Division Doctoral Consortium


August 5-6, 2016

The 2016 OB Doctoral Consortium will be held August 5 and 6 as part of the pre-conference program at the Academy of Management meetings in Anaheim. The consortium is open to OB doctoral students in the final stages of their programs.

The two-day consortium will begin on Friday afternoon and will continue throughout the day on Saturday – participants must attend both days. The program includes an interesting and energetic mix of presentations, discussions, and interactive sessions designed to launch doctoral students into their academic careers. Faculty presentations and roundtable sessions include topics such as crafting the right academic job, succeeding at research and publishing, preparing for effective teaching, and an ethics workshop, 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.

1. 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).

2. Endorsed by the students’ academic advisor.

3. Preference is given to those who have made the most progress toward completing their Ph.D., but have not yet defended their dissertation. This consortium is for advanced OB students who plan to apply for faculty positions in 2016 that begin in 2017.

The deadline for receipt of nominations and supporting materials is Friday, March 11, 2016, 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

See below for instructions on how to submit your materials.

Schools are encouraged to nominate students in their final year of studies, who are working on their dissertation research, and plan on entering the job market (e.g., in the US, students would typically have 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 (New Doctoral Student Consortium) and sponsored by the OB Division, there is the half-day “Halfway There” Doctoral Consortium and several PDW’s that focus on building an “Academic Career” and “Academic Life.” There also are a number of consortia offered by other divisions (i.e., HR division).  Please note the OB Doctoral consortium is not open to those who have already completed their Ph.D. degree; new faculty are encouraged to attend the Junior Faculty Consortium.

The consortium begins on Friday, August 5 at 4:00 p.m. and will continue with a full day (8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) on Saturday, August 6. Participants are expected to attend all of the consortium sessions.

Organizational Behavior Doctoral Consortium Nomination Instructions

The Organizational Behavior Doctoral Consortium is designed for students who are in the final year of their doctoral program (i.e., students who are currently on the job market and who have made significant progress on their dissertation/thesis research) and priority will be given to students who have made the most progress toward completing their Ph.D. program, but who have not yet defended their dissertations.

Nomination Requirements: A completed nomination will include the following which will be completed and/or uploaded via the link provided below:

1. Nominee information (see link below)

2. The nominee’s one page vita/bio in PDF format (longer documents may be rejected). Please name the file with your last name followed by vita (e.g., NahrgangVita.pdf).

3. The nominee’s one page dissertation summary in PDF format (title and abstract is fine; longer summaries may be rejected). Please name the file with your last name followed by dissertation (e.g., NahrgangDissertation.pdf).

4. Advisor/program chair endorsement (see link below)

The completed nomination should be submitted by the nominating department/school, via the following link: http://wpcareyschool.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6KyKUvRgUBK7tc1

Only nominations submitted via the link will be considered.

For questions, please contact Jennifer Nahrgang at jennifer.nahrgang@asu.edu

Nomination deadline: Friday, March 11, 2016 (5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time).