Application Materials

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.


Identifying Information
     Phone #
     email address

   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

Professional Experience
   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

Academic Services
   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.

Recommendations and References



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