Professional Development Workshop for Early Career Scholars

The Early Career Development Committee of the Industry Studies Association is pleased to announce the 2021 Professional Development Workshop (PDW) for early-career industry studies scholars. It will take place on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

Faculty development is a core component of the mission of the Industry Studies Association. The PDW supports early-career scholars engaged in industry studies research by providing career-related advice and the opportunity to form a network of junior and senior colleagues. In addition, the PDW brings together scholars across the wide range of disciplines and industries represented by the ISA, enabling greater interdisciplinary collaboration. We invite both junior faculty (assistant professors) and advanced doctoral students to participate.

The PDW provides a friendly and open forum for early career scholars to meet with senior faculty mentors and one another. The 2021 PDW program will be updated in early 2021. In addition, the PDW participants will work with senior faculty in facilitated virtual round tables. 


The PDW will be held in conjunction with the 2021 Industry Studies Association Annual Conference. Participants are asked to submit a half to one-page description of their research before May 22. To foster informality, collegiality, and open discussion, the workshop will be limited to 50 participants. Registration for the PDW is available through the conference registration page (conference registration is required to participate in the PDW)

Registration is Now Open

Faculty Mentors

Faculty mentors will be announced in early 2021. 


Contact: [email protected]