ECSB Mid-Career Faculty Consortium
at RENT XXXII TOLEDO–Spain on November 14, 2018

Associate Professor? Wondering about the next steps in your career? At a crossroads in your career? Thinking about seeking an administrative post? or leading a research centre or taking on leadership roles in the academic community? Join us at the Mid-Career Faculty Consortium!

The European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) is offering a workshop for faculty who are at a mid-point in their academic career (at least 5 years of academic experience up to recent full professors) and who would appreciate advice and information about different career options after tenure.

This Consortium features a panel of distinguished faculty and will provide a unique opportunity to network and discuss professional challenges, problems, and opportunities facing faculty advancing into their “Associate and early Full Professor years”.

Possible discussion topics can be charting the path to full professor, service to school and profession (internal roles, within one’s institution, and external roles, within one’s academic community or in the larger practitioner community), role of editors, use of sabbaticals, leadership in professional organizations, changing institutions, executive education, conference organization, local versus global reputation building, administrative roles, working with doctoral students, launching a new or reorienting your research focus, and balancing mid-career demands. Informal presentations will be followed by Q&A and round table discussions.

Where? And When?
This workshop will take place on November 14, 2018, afternoon, prior to the start of RENT XXXII in Toledo-Spain. The precise timing and location/room will be announced in the future.

To ensure this Consortium is an effective exchange forum, we wish to limit registration to 10 participants. If interested, please apply by sending an e-mail message (with “ECSB Mid-Career Consortium” in the subject line) to Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh at by July 1st, 2018. Please make sure to include the following in your application:

1. Name
2. Institution
3. Rank (stage in career)
4. Brief Letter of Interest (sessions goals; the topics that are suggested by registered participants will serve to invite the most relevant panellists and to organize the round tables)

Application Deadline: July 1st, 2018.

No fee is charged for participation in this workshop. However, participation in the RENT Conference is compulsory. The fee for the RENT also includes a one year membership to the ECSB. 

Other relevant ECSB Career Development offer for Mid-Career Faculty: ECSB Career Mentoring Programme, Mid-Career Track.