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Writing Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

View a Sample Curriculum Vitae

The curriculum vitae (also referred to as CV or vita), is a comprehensive review of your academic work. A CV may include:

  • Research and creative activities
  • Articles published in scholarly journals
  • Teaching experience

CVs are often submitted by graduate students and faculty when applying for teaching and research positions. It is important to note that nuances of the CV vary from field to field. When writing your CV, utilize your faculty and department chair as resources for feedback.

Typically, the CV includes the following sections:

  • Name and contact information
  • Education
  • Dissertation or thesis
  • Awards, honors, fellowships, scholarships
  • Experience
  • Publications, creative work
  • Academic presentations
  • Academic service
  • Professional affiliations
  • Special training
  • Languages
  • References
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