How to Write an Academic CV

No matter what stage you are at in your academic career, having a professional academic CV is essential. Applying for jobs, grants, fellowships, and even conferences will all require you to submit an academic CV. The most important thing to keep in mind when writing your academic CV is to tailor it to each position you apply for. You should prioritize the accomplishments that are most important to the intuition/position you are applying for. It is also important to read the job posting or application requirements closely and adhere to their specifications.

By that, you should also reorganize the sections of your CV to fit the requirements of the position or grant that you are applying for. Since you cannot use the same CV for every application, it is important that you also keep a master CV that you update with every single award, publication, and conference presentation throughout your career. Finally ensure that the information on your CV relevant to your experience level, which means if you are a tenured professor there is no need to include travel awards from graduate school, and likewise recent graduates do not need to include accomplishments from their undergraduate degree.

When writing an academic CV, please make sure you know what sections to include, specific and consult with a trusted senior advisor in your department. Below are some items and tips that we believe it will helpful for your CV:

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