Doctoral & Early Career Consortium

Congratulations on a successful dissertation defence! But now what?

This year’s Doctoral Consortium is focused on the joys and hazards of transitioning into fulltime employment in academia. The topics and discussions presented are designed to get you thinking about the choices you will need to make in the crucial first five years. Topics by those who have recently experienced their first five years include research, thoughts and reflections on:

  • how to (and how not to) negotiate your first position’s salary, teaching load, and service expectations;
  • how to set up a research program;
  • how to ‘market’ yourself and your research.

Presenters and Discussants:

Gabrielle (Gabie) Durepos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Business and Tourism, at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, where in her teaching she specializes in management and her research focuses on management and organizational history. Gabrielle's co-authored book: ANTi-History: Theorizing the Past, History, and Historiography in Management and Organization Studies, develops a critical organizational history to reveal the role of history in liberationary politics. She is a coeditor of both the Sage Encyclopedia of Case Study Research as well as the SAGE Major Work on Case Study Methods in Business Research. Gabrielle's most recent publications appear in Management & Organizational History, Journal of Management History, Critical Perspectives on International Business, and Organization.

John Fiset is an Assistant Professor in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Fiset received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in management from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in 2014. His research focuses on the impact of various leadership behaviours on workplace health and safety outcomes, language issues at work, and inter-group cohesion dynamics. His research has been published in the Journal of Management and Team Performance Management in addition to book chapters and numerous academic conferences.

Amy Thurlow’s research interests focus on the areas of identity construction, critical historiography and organizational communication. Grounded in an approach of critical theory, Amy’s work has looked at the impact of communication on organizational change strategies, the role of power and legitimation in the construction of organizational and individual identities, and the relationship between history and theory in understandings of knowledge production. Amy is the principal investigator in a research partnership with the Canadian Public Relations Society titled the GAP (Generally Accepted Practices) VIII Canadian study. This research will contribute to an international study of generally accepted practices of public relations in Canada, the United States and five international partner nations.

Terrance Weatherbee is a Professor of Management at the F.C. Manning School of Business at Acadia University in Wolfville. Currently, he holds the Manning Chair in Business and his teaching is primarily in organizational theory and research methods. His research is critical in focus, centered on the historiography and sociology of management thought. He regularly presents at conferences and his research has been published in numerous articles, chapters and texts.