Anatomy of a CV
Core SectionsThe following sections are generally considered to be standard on a professional CV. If you are creating a CV for the first time or are making updates to your CV, it is suggested that you include these primary sections.
- Teaching Experience - The Teaching Experience section of your CV should detail any teaching assistant, teaching associate, lecturer, instructor, or tutoring roles you have held. At a minimum, you should include the institution, department, course(s), and your title. If you have experience developing assignments, curricula, etc. for courses you were involved in, you can include more detail as appropriate.
- Research Experience - When listing experience, include the institution, department, dates, name of the research advisor or principal investigator, and a description of the work. The research experience section is often accompanied by a statement of research as a separate document. Refer to "Supplementary Documents" below for guidelines on a statement of research.
Since CVs are highly customizable and depend on your own unique background and accomplishments, there are a variety of additional sections that you may include. Review the sections below and incorporate into your CV as appropriate.
When submitting a CV, it is not uncommon for a prospective candidate to also include the following additional materials.
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