5 July 2022

The PACIS Junior Faculty Consortium aims to orientate junior IS faculty in, but not limited to, the Pacific-Asia Region (AIS Region 3) to advance their career in the region and beyond. The Consortium is designed to prepare junior faculty for the road ahead to leverage opportunities, avoid pitfalls, plan for their desired career path, and understand the expectations of the IS field and community as well as the key stakeholders, including the local communities, the university management, and the academic ecosystem.

At the Consortium, a group of senior IS scholars from universities around the world will serve as mentors to Consortium participants. The Consortium includes panel discussions and group interactions, covering diverse topics (e.g., career planning, meeting tenure criteria, satisfying publication requirements, networking opportunities and strategies, navigating work-family balance, etc.). In the pandemic and post-pandemic times, the issues of how your career may be affected and what adjustments are needed are also relevant topics for discussion.

Important Dates

Nomination Deadline: May 1, 2022

Notification of Acceptance:  Before June 1, 2022

Junior Faculty Consortium: July 5, 2022

Faculty mentors include:

  • Professor Carol Hsu, The University of Sydney
  • Professor Chee-Wee Tan, Copenhagen Business School
  • Associate Professor Chuan Hoo Tan, National University of Singapore
  • Professor Hock Hai Teo, National University of Singapore
  • Professor James Thong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Associate Professor Lele Kang, Nanjing University
  • Associate Professor Qiqi Jiang, Copenhagen Business School
  • Professor Wai Fong Boh, Nanyang Technological University
  • Associate Professor Wei-Lun Chang, National Taipei University of Technology
  • Associate Professor Weiyin Hong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The tentative program for the consortium will be as follows

All times are in Taipei time (UTC+8). US EST time is 12 hours behind Taipei time.

12:00-12:30 pm Welcome/Overview of Program and Networking/Icebreaker Activity
12:30-2:00 pm Senior Scholar Panel: Advice + Ask it Basket
2:00-2:15 pm Break
2:15-3:45 pm Breakout Session with Faculty Mentors

Theme: Career, Opportunities and Challenges for Junior Faculties in the Age of Covid and Beyond

3:45-4:00 pm Sharing of Key Takeaways by Breakout Groups + Photo-taking

The Co-Chairs of the PACIS Junior Consortium are:

Choon Ling Sia

City University of Hong Kong
and National Taiwan University

Fiona Nah

City University of Hong Kong

Chih-Hung Peng

National Chengchi 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