This workshop will be taking place on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, from 09:00 to 23:00 CEST, prior to the main 38th EGOS Colloquium 2022.
Period for submission of applications:
Start: Monday, November 1, 2021
End: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 [23:59 CET]
Call for Applications
The progress of research in organizational studies relies upon the commitment and the creativity of advanced PhD students,
post-doctoral fellows, and junior scholars who explore new questions, new methods, and new phenomena. EGOS puts special emphasis
on supporting the academic development of younger scholars and their positioning and integration in the academic community/ies.
The purpose of the pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop is to facilitate the academic socialization of junior scholars. We aim to provide an arena for exploring challenges early-career scholars face relating to the different dimensions of academic work, including research (and funding), teaching, administrative duties, and community service.
This workshop is an active exchange based on a dialogue among junior and senior academics that seeks to strengthen junior scholars’ involvement with the EGOS community and to help them find their ways in academia. It will take place on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, before the main 38th EGOS Colloquium 2022 in Vienna.
Content and objectives
our understanding, the main challenge in an academic career is balancing personal passions and preferences on the one hand
and the needs of and pressures from various parties on the other while sustaining a meaningful career over time. How do we
manage these conflicting demands, and how do we achieve impact and relevance in our careers? These questions nag any academic,
let alone early career scholars, so we aim to create a space for their discussion.
In 2022, the pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop will focus on presentations, discussions, and small-group workshops dedicated to:
Developing a better understanding of the various dimensions of academic work, their rationale, and their importance in different stages of your academic career.
Reflecting upon your identity and voice as a researcher, an educator, and a citizen of various academic communities (e.g., within your institution, EGOS, AoM, etc.), with an opportunity for hands-on exchange about diverse career paths and ways to achieve relevance and impact.
Thinking of your career and the interplay of serendipity and strategic action in navigating it. To facilitate your reflection, we will hear about the experiences of senior scholars who will reflect on their career paths, highlighting failures, dead ends, and missed opportunities – and what they have learned from them – as much as about what brought them motivation and joy.
To be considered for participation in the pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop
2022, applicants should have completed their doctoral dissertation within the last five academic years (excluding maternity
leave or similar).
Please apply for admission to the workshop by Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the latest, and upload (via the EGOS website) a single PDF file that contains the following information:
A letter of application, including name, affiliation, postal & e-mail address, as well as an explaining your motivation to participate
An extended abstract (1 page) outlining your primary area of work or a current paper project
A curriculum vitae
An aspirational curriculum vitae explaining where you would like to see yourself in 10–15 years in terms of your academic achievements and focus. It can be written as a free text or as a list-like CV, as long as you also explain your choices and reflect upon the major challenges you will face in your efforts to move from your current CV to your desired one (2 pages at max.)
Participants in the pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop will be selected based on their potential benefit from, and contribution to, the workshop.
Given the interactive nature of this workshop, the number of participants will be limited. Please keep in mind that registration for the workshop must be submitted separately from the main EGOS Colloquium registration.
When applying for the pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop, you will be asked to indicate your mode of participation (in person or virtually/online), should your application have been accepted. Virtual participants in this workshop will have access to streamed lectures/discussions and participate in fully virtual roundtables. Depending on the interest and the number of virtual participants, there may be the option of participating in virtual social events.
For the main Colloquium, the organizers at WU Vienna have introduced a hybrid initiative involving seven sub-themes that combine in person and virtual participation. Those who are attending the pre-Colloquium and main Colloquium virtually will have a reduced Colloquium registration fee [tba in spring 2022]. Having said this, for the EGOS Colloquium 2022 in Vienna we see online participation as an exception rather than a rule, and encourage you to participate in person to derive the most benefit from the pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars Workshop.
Successful applicants will be notified by of acceptance by early March 2022. – For all administrative inquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon acceptance to the workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to revise and finalize their extended abstract and aspirational CV up until June 1, 2022 (fixed deadline) and upload it via the EGOS website.
Between June 1 and the workshop (July 5), each participant will be asked to review at least one extended abstract and the CVs of another participant.
We expect your full commitment once your application has been accepted and you have agreed to participate: a late cancellation effectively blocks an opportunity for one of your colleagues.
Participants are strongly encouraged to apply for other pre-Colloquium workshops offered on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, as well as to consider the submission of a full paper to one of the sub-themes at the main EGOS Colloquium 2022. All details are available on the EGOS website.