Workshop Dates

AUGUST 22, 2022
Application Deadline (If Applicable)
Notification of Acceptance
Workshop Participant Pre-Registration Deadline
SEPTEMBER 17, 2022
Workshops at SMS London

Your Tenure Package: How Do Letter Writers Read and Evaluate It?

Saturday, September 17, 2022
13:00h – 16:00h 

Sponsored by the Competitive Strategy Interest Group

Application & Pre-registration Required

When business schools evaluate a junior professor for tenure, the school typically seeks letters from several prominent individuals in the junior scholar’s area of research. This half-day workshop is intended to help assistant professors and late stage doctoral candidates understand and prepare for the tenure letter process. The first half of the workshop will feature presentations by prominent senior faculty who have written tenure letters. They will describe the letter writing process, explain how they evaluate a tenure case, and provide advice for junior scholars. The second half of the workshop will feature small roundtable discussions where junior scholars will describe their intended research program and receive feedback and advice from the senior scholars. This workshop is hosted by the Competitive Strategy Interest Group, and it is open to all conference attendees. Pre-registration is required.


Speakers & Panelists

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Donal Crilly
London Business School
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Constance Helfat
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
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Brian Silverman
University of Toronto
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Samina Karim
Northeastern University

Application Requirements

Applications will be required for this workshop. To be considered for this workshop applicants should submit the following materials as a single PDF through the workshop website.

Application requirements: 

- A research statement (maximum 3 pages), which we will share with the panelists.

Upon acceptance, applicants must submit their top 4 preferences in terms of panelists that the applicant would like to be matched with for the roundtable discussions. (We will try our best to take the preferences into account when matching the applicants to the panelists but cannot guarantee that each applicant will be matched to their top choices. Matching is done on the first come, first serve basis.)

Workshop Organizers

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Elena Plaksenkova
Ohio State University