What is a Curriculum Vitae/CV?
A curriculum vitae or CV is similar to a resume in that it provides an overview of your professional and educational experience. The difference between the two primarily lies in content and purpose. A CV is typically developed for application for teaching or research positions in a university or research setting.
Most recent or expected education first
Degree, major, institutions and dates of completion
List minors, designated emphases, subfields and honors
Dissertation or Thesis
Title and brief summary, including theoretical framework, major conclusions, your director and committee (readers).
Awards, Honors, Fellowships, Scholarships
Other titles you've held, including research experience, consulting, field work, teaching experience, post-doc, reverse chronological order
Publications/Invited Papers/Exhibits, etc.
Other titles: Papers and publications, programs and workshops
Reverse chronological order
May be divided into sub-categories or sections
Science and engineering disciplines: first authors, number of papers and quality of journals
Teaching, Research Interests
List courses and topics you are willing to teach
If willing to teach cross discipline, may wish to list related graduate courses taken in an appendix.
Indicate your present and future research area/direction
List departmental and university committees, task forces you’ve served
Demonstrate leadership ability and willingness to assume dept. administration, if hired
Membership or Professional Affiliations:
List all professional organizations and offices held.
Chronicle of Higher Ed: type in cv in search
Writing the Curriculum Vitae: Purdue Online Writing Lab Explanation
Graduate Student Resources: University of Pennsylvania Career Services
Science Career Magazine: type in cv in the search for advise/tips
College Art Association: cv standards and guidelines
Writing Your Vita: Steven C. Hayes and Linda J. Hayes