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The Tenure Project

The Tenure Project offers a supportive environment where junior faculty are welcomed and engaged in programs, events, and dialogues that address the important issues affecting Black, Latinx, and Native junior faculty obtaining tenure in US business schools.

Please save the date! The Tenure Project conference will be held at the Wharton School in Philadelphia, PA from July 24-26, 2023.  More information coming soon.

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Building on the success of the first Tenure Project Conference, this conference will focus on “learning by doing.” The conference workshops will aim to bu ild community, spur new research and pedagogy, provide access and connection to resources, and create intentional spaces for connection and information sharing.

The Tenure Project FAQ

Q: What is The Tenure Project?

The Tenure Project offers a supportive environment where junior faculty are welcomed and engaged in programs, events, and dialogues that address the important issues affecting Black, Latinx, and Native junior faculty obtaining tenure in US business schools.

Q: When is the next conference?

The second annual conference will take place July 24-26, 2023 in Philadelphia, PA hosted by the Wharton School.

Q: What will we do during the conference?

There will be workshops focused on professional development, self-care, and community building. Stay tuned for a more detailed schedule!

Q: How much does it cost to attend?

We cover attendees’ registration fees, meals, and lodging. We also provide a $400 honorarium to help cover travel costs and incidentals.

Q: Is The Tenure Project for me?

The Tenure Project offers a supportive environment where junior faculty are welcomed and engaged in programs, events, and dialogues that address the important issues affecting Black, Latinx, and Native junior faculty obtaining tenure in US business schools.

Eligibility to the Tenure Project is not exclusionary on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Please find the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Washington Nondiscrimination Statements here and here.

Participants must be US Citizens, Permanent Residents, or DACA recipients.

Q: I am not a PhD Project Faculty Member, can I still join The Tenure Project?

Yes! It is not necessary to have participated in the PhD Project to join The Tenure Project.

Q: I am not a tenure track Assistant Professor, can I still join The Tenure Project?

Postdocs who are in business schools are welcome to join the Tenure Project. Visiting Assistant Professors in business schools are also welcome. If you are tenured faculty interested in attending, please email the Senior Planning Committee in your discipline to indicate your interest in being a mentor or speaker.

Q: Are junior (nontenured) faculty allowed attend the conference every year?

Postdocs who are in business schools are welcome to join the Tenure Project. Visiting Assistant Professors in business schools are also welcome. If you are tenured faculty interested in attending, please email the Senior Planning Committee in your discipline to indicate your interest in being a mentor or speaker.

Q: I want to learn more about how I can support The Tenure Project!

Email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Tenure Project Senior Planning Committee 

FOUNDING MEMBERS
Wendy De La Rosa  MKTG [email protected]
Esther Uduehi  MKTG [email protected]
Christina Fong  MGMT [email protected]
Michael Verchot CBDC [email protected]


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The Tenure Project was founded and created by Esther Uduehi, Assistant Professor in Marketing and International Business at the Foster School of Business and Wendy de la Rosa, Assistant Professor in Marketing at the Wharton School.

The Tenure Project is grateful to the following sponsors:

Founding Sponsors

the phd project

Foster school of business

Wharton Business school

Gold Sponsors

Gold Sponsor: Columbia Business School, Texas A&M Business School, University of Michigan ross, NYU Stern, USC Marshall, Texas McCombs, Harvard Business School

Silver Sponsors

Silver sponsors: Stanford Gradate School of Business, Yale School of Management, UCLA Anderson, ASU W.P. Carey, Colorado State,. UNC, Iowa State, University of Wisconsin-Madison