European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Engaged entrepreneurship research in Europe

David Smallbone Mid-Career Faculty Consortium

online in the autumn 2023

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 next David Smallbone 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. To remember the important work of the former ECSB President and Fellow of the ECSB David Smallbone for Junior and Mid-Career academics, ECSB renamed the consortium into the “David Smallbone Mid-Career Faculty Consortium”.

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&As and discussions.

This workshop will take place online, autumn 2023 (the date to be announced). 


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