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ODC Junior Faculty Consortium -- Call for Applications

  • 1.  ODC Junior Faculty Consortium -- Call for Applications

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    Organization Development & Change (ODC)

    Virtual Junior Faculty Consortium

    Saturday, August 8, 2020

    NEW Application Deadline: June 8, 2020

    Are you an early career researcher (e.g. Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Post-Doctoral Fellow) whose research looks at organizational development or organizational change? Then join us for our ODC Junior Faculty Consortium at AOM! The consortium will be packed full of insights into the field of organizational change, mentoring from senior scholars in the field, and career perspectives from people who have experienced it all. The consortium is crafted to provide you insights and connections so you can navigate your career in the years after your Ph.D.

    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ODC Junior Faculty Consortium will be held virtually on Saturday, August 8, 2020 as part of the pre-conference program of the 2020 Academy of Management Meetings. Application instructions and the proposed schedule are found at the end of this document.

    We welcome and encourage scholars at all stages of their early academic career – including Assistant Professors, Lecturers, Post-Doctoral Researchers and people with other, roughly equivalent job titles. If your research focuses on any aspect of organization development and change at the individual, group, organizational, and/or field level, you are welcome to apply. Examples of relevant topic areas of research include but are not confined to:

    • Organization growth & development
    • Change management
    • Strategic change
    • Strategy-as-practice
    • Culture change
    • Social movements in organizations
    • Organizational improvisation
    • Organizational learning
    • Responses to change
    • Institutional change
    • Network dynamics
    • Leadership and change
    • Innovation
    • Discourse and Change
    • Dialogic OD
    • Micro-dynamics of change and changing
    • Identity and change
    • Design thinking and change

    The consortium will provide opportunities for structured discussion and informal interaction between early career researchers and more senior faculty concerning research, publishing, and early career issues. In small group coaching sessions, participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss their ongoing research with faculty members who will give feedback and help further advance participants' work toward publishable results. This is a great opportunity to meet prominent scholars in the field from around the world and to network with peers.

    Participating faculty mentors include the following (subject to modification):

    John Amis, U. of Edinburgh, UK

    Rob Blomme, Nyenrode Business University, Netherlands

    David Bright, Wright State U., USA

    Stephen Cummings, Victoria U., NZ

    Charles Fenner, State U. of New York, USA

    Jeffrey Ford, Ohio State U., USA

    Ron Fry, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve U., USA

    Mel Fugate, Mississippi State U., USA

    Claudia Gabbioneta, U. of Newcastle, UK

    Maria Gondo, U. of Mississippi, USA

    Richard Hall, Monash U., Australia

    Bob Hinings, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada

    Quy Huy, INSEAD, Singapore

    Jim Ludema, Benedictine U., USA

    Amit Nigam, Cass Business School, UK

    Cliff Oswick, Cass Business School, UK

    Markus Perkman, Imperial College, UK

    Linda Rouleau, HEC Montreal, CA

    Patrice Rosenthal, Fielding Graduate U., USA

    Richard Stackman, U. of San Francisco, USA

    Sonja Sackmann, Universität der Bundeswehr, Germany

    Michael Smets, Said Business School, UK

    Inger Stensaker, NHH, Norway

    James Vardaman, Mississippi State U., USA

    Julie Wolfram Cox, Monash U., Australia

    Richard Woodman, Mays Business School, USA

    Danielle Zandee, Nyenrode Business U., Netherlands


    Applications to participate in the consortium will be assessed on a first come, first served basis. To apply, please send an email with the following three documents attached to Richard Stackman ( by June 8, 2020.

    • A current CV.
    • A one-page bio summarizing your contact information, and research and teaching
    • A 3-5 page (double-spaced) summary of a research paper in progress that you would like to present in mentoring sessions, including the research question, rationale, any hypotheses/propositions, proposed methods, and any results (if applicable).

    Note: If accepted for the consortium, your one-page bio and summary of your research paper in progress will be distributed among consortium faculty and participants in advance of the August session.

    Please direct any questions to: Richard Stackman ( or Steven Cady (


    Doctoral Students

    Junior Faculty


    Welcome (Joint Session) – Impromptu Networking

    Session 1

    Nasty Friends

    How to Improve Journal Submissions through Honest, Caring, and Constructive Feedback

    Finding Success in the Post-Coronavirus World

    How to Build Your Career Identity as an ODC Scholar

    Session 2

    Nasty Realities - You Can't Have It All?

    How to Make Decisions about Career and Work-life Balance

    Finding your Niche as an Emerging Scholar

    How to Advance your Research on Change and Changing: Challenges and Opportunities

    Session 3

    Finding Your Support Network (joint session)

    How to request and receive feedback to build a community of ODC scholars

    Session 4

    Think Tank: Our Moment of Punctuated Equilibrium (joint session)

    A community building opportunity for all consortia participants to think beyond the practice-scholar divide and stimulate 'collaborative' research.



    Richard Stackman
    University of San Francisco
    San Francisco CA
    (415) 422-2148