Junior Faculty Forum


Kevin Zhu, University of California, San Diego


Beibei Li, Carnegie Mellon University

Michael Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong


How to launch a successful career in academics?

— Tenure, promotion, research, publications, mobility, and politics in the digital age

Agenda (half day on day 1):

  1. Keynote speech on academic career in the US or western countries (30 min)
  2. Keynote speech on academic career in Greater China and Asia (20 min)
  3. Career and life as a female faculty – how to succeed in academics (15 min)
  4. Panel on tenure, promotion, publications, and politics (45 min)
  5. Round table discussions divided into three groups: (1) tenure/promotion/mobility, (2) research/journals/publications, (3) teaching, online/offline. (45 min in parallel)


  • Junior faculty (assistant professors, pre-tenure) working in academics
  • PhD students who are close to graduation on the job market (on the way to become assistant professors)



Email CV with a brief explanation on why to attend this workshop to honggirl@126.com  and honghong@hit.edu.cn, before May 31 (limited capacity, applications will be evaluated on first come first serve basis).


In the afternoon of day 1 (i.e., June 29)