#STRongerTogether: Dissertation Consortium: The Job Market and Beyond

When:  Jul 27, 2021 from 09:00 to 17:00 (ET)
Associated with  Strategic Management (STR)
STR Dissertation Consortium: The Job Market and Beyond
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 27 and 28, 2021 (8am - 12pm EDT)
Application Deadline: June 7, 2021


The STR Dissertation Consortium is intended for those PhD students who are in the advanced stages of their programs and who are considering the job market during the 2021-2022 academic year (i.e., for faculty positions that begin in Fall 2022).  The focus of the STR Dissertation Consortium will be on providing participating students with an opportunity to discuss their job market papers and 'elevator pitches' about their research identity in small groups with distinguished faculty and peers for high-quality, developmental feedback.  We will also be using breakout groups during coffee breaks to facilitate student networking.

The co-chairs of the 2021 Dissertation Consortium are Luis Ballesteros (George Washington University) and Vanessa Burbano (Columbia University).  The faculty panel includes (by last name in alphabetic order): Rajshree Agarwal (University of Maryland), Xavier Castañer (HEC Lausanne), Christine M.K. Chan (Hong Kong University), Felipe Csaszar (University of Michigan), Teresa Dickler (IE Business School), Sharique Hasan (Duke University), Olenka Kacperczyk (London Business School), Riitta Katila (Stanford University), Weiyi Ng (National University of Singapore), Brian Silverman (University of Toronto), and Yu Zhang (China Europe International Business School)

Priority for admission to the 2021 Dissertation Consortium will be given to students who: (1) have completed drafts of their job market papers, and (2) have not previously attended the STR Doctoral Consortium. However, any doctoral student who is considering to enter the job market and graduate during the 2021-2022 academic year (and who is not applying to the 2021 Doctoral Consortium) may apply.  We understand that this year poses significant challenges for students on the job market.  We therefore intend cover how to maneuver the challenges and considerations of this year's market, crafting your elevator pitch, and also focus on providing developmental feedback for the publication process on student job market papers.

Interested students should apply via the application website (link below) no later than June 7th, 2021.  All applicants will be notified of admission decisions by the end of June 2021.

***Application website: https://luisballesteros.net/str-virtual-dissertation-consortium/

The application website will request the following information:

  1. Cover Letter: Provide a cover letter for your application to the STR Dissertation Consortium, which describes your interest in the Strategic Management division, and explains why the STR Dissertation Consortium is the best fit for you.  Enter your letter in the space provided on the application website (no attachments).  Note that when submitting the letter, you will also be required to (a) indicate expected academic year to be on the job market, (b) confirm that you are applying to the STR Dissertation Consortium only (and not to the STR Doctoral Consortium), and (c) confirm that you will attend the STR Dissertation Consortium if accepted.
  2. Nomination Letter: Upload your nomination letter.  Have your dissertation chair write a nomination letter (on letterhead).  The letter should verify that you are considering to enter the job market and graduate during the 2021-2022 academic year.  Please upload as a PDF (only).  Please name the file as follows: LastName-FirstName-Nomination.pdf.  If your chairperson would prefer to provide a nomination letter privately, he/she can email it to us at ballesteros@gwu.edu.  If you are choosing that option, please indicate so on the form.  Space permitting, we will work to accommodate multiple students from a single institution; if space is limited, only one student per institution will be admitted.  Please note that the nomination letter must reach us by June 8th for your application to be considered.
  3. Curriculum Vitae: Upload your current CV. Please upload as a PDF (only).  Please name the file as follows: LastName-FirstName-CV.pdf.
  4. Job Market Paper: Upload the current version of your job market paper.  You will have the opportunity to provide a revised version of the paper when we get closer to AOM.  Please upload as a PDF (only). Please name the file as follows: LastName-FirstName-Paper.pdf.

If you have questions about the Dissertation Consortium, please contact one of the co-chairs Luis Ballesteros (ballesteros@gwu.edu) and Vanessa Burbano (vanessa.burbano@gsb.columbia.edu).