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FW: Call for Applications to the Wharton Global Faculty Development Program

  • 1.  FW: Call for Applications to the Wharton Global Faculty Development Program

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    As part of Wharton Global Initiatives, in August 2020 we will be hosting the ninth year of a special annual initiative, the Wharton Global Faculty Development Program. This program aims to assist in the professional development of young scholars at schools outside the U.S., with a particular focus on learning to publish in the leading academic journals in Management and related areas. This year, given the COVID-19 pandemic, we will conduct this program VIRTUALLY through Zoom sessions, over a four-day period from August 3-6, 2020. 


    We are pleased to invite schools to select up to two junior faculty members from their Management department or equivalent (Strategy, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior/Theory, Entrepreneurship, International Business, etc.), to attend this VIRTUAL Wharton workshop on navigating the publication process. Please note that attendees must be junior faculty (i.e., tenure-track or equivalent) and hold a PhD in Management or a related field.


    There is no fee for participating in this workshop; the Wharton School supports the program as a way to share our faculty's knowledge and experience with the global academic community. 


    In past years, junior faculty attendees have come from universities in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa, providing an opportunity to build connections with a global network of fellow scholars at a similar career stage. Past participants have come from the Stockholm School of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Munich School of Management, INSEAD, IESE, ESADE, EPFL, University of Lugano, Indian School of Business, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Tilburg University, Rotterdam School of Management, Australia National University, The Second University of Naples, Chinhoyi University of Technology, National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan, Nanyang Technological University, Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Lagos Business School, University of Stellenbosch, University of Witwatersrand, University of Cape Town, University of Edinburgh, American University of Cairo, and Singapore Management University.


    The workshop sessions will be led by senior standing faculty in the Wharton School's Management Department. In order to try to accommodate time zone differences, we will be holding the virtual program in 4 sessions as follows (all times are EST - Eastern Standard Time):

    • Monday 8/3 – 8.30am - 12.30pm EST
    • Tuesday 8/4 – 8.30 - 11.30am EST
    • Wednesday 8/5 – 8.30 - 11.30am EST
    • Thursday 8/6 – 8.301 - 1.30am EST


    During each session, the Wharton faculty member will take participants through the development of one of their own recent A-level journal articles, working from the original submission through revisions and responses to reviewers to final acceptance. The Wharton faculty members all have recently served or currently serve in senior editorial positions at journals including (but not limited to) the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal. Attendees will receive the documents ahead of time and will be expected to have read them thoroughly before each session. Participants must also undertake to attend all the virtual sessions, not just some of them.


    Please note that this program is different from a typical paper development workshop at the Academy of Management or elsewhere. Its primary focus will be on learning from the publishing experience of Wharton's management faculty, and gaining deep insight into the publishing process in various top journals, using the Wharton faculty members' own publications as teaching tools. Participants in the program will be invited to form small groups if they wish to read and give peer feedback on each other's working papers or research proposals outside the scheduled program hours, but this will not be part of the program itself, and the Wharton faculty will not review or provide feedback on participants' papers or proposals as part of this program. 


    To apply for the program, please send the following materials to Kayleen Palumbo at palumboj@wharton.upenn.edu by no later than Sunday, July 12, 2020: 

    -          A brief letter of nomination from your department chair (Please note that each school can nominate up to two candidates only).

    -          A brief application letter introducing yourself and your research interests, and explaining your interest in the program.

    -          In a separate document, you should also provide up to five keywords to describe your theoretical or thematic focus and up to three keywords to describe your empirical or methodological approach.

    -          Your academic resume.


    We will notify applicants of whether they have been admitted to the program in early July.


    If you have any questions about the program, please contact Kayleen Palumbo at palumboj@wharton.upenn.edu.