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Writing a Curriculum Vitae (CV)

CVs for Teaching, Research, or Administrative Positions in Higher Education

If you are applying for teaching, research, or administrative positions in higher education, you will be expected to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) as part of the application process. A CV, like a resume, describes your education and experience, but a CV will also include detailed information on publications, professional presentations, research, etc.

Common CV Categories:

  • Name/Contact Information
  • Education (Theses/Dissertations)
  • Teaching Experience/Courses Taught
  • Teaching Interests
  • Awards/Fellowships
  • Research/Grants/Contracts
  • Research in Progress
  • Lab Skills
  • Nontourist travel
  • Honors/Awards
  • Publications
  • Teaching/Research Interests
  • Conference Presentations/Invited Lectures
  • Seminars/Workshops
  • Committee Work/Service
  • Professional Activities/Memberships
  • Grants Awarded
  • References

CVs for Graduate School Applications

If you are applying for graduate school you may be asked to provide a vita. Whether it's called a resume or a CV, it's still the same thing ¬ a document that describes your experience. Your resume/CV does not need to include every category listed above.

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