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  • Writer's pictureAshley Mack

Preparing your CV

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

CV is the abbreviation for the Latin phrase curriculum vitae, which means “course of life”) is the document you use as an academic to highlight your professional and academic experience, education, and history. CVs typically include information like previously heard academic positions, publications achievements and awards, fellowship or grants you’ve received, classes you have taught, and conference presentations. You may be asked to submit a CV when applying for jobs in academia.

See the examples below for help in preparing your CV.

Most CVs include the following information:

  • Contact information

  • Academic history

  • Professional experience

  • Publications

  • Conference Presentations

  • Grants and fellowships

  • Awards and honors

  • Professional associations

  • Service experience

  • Licenses and certificates


  • Jimmy Butts CV (Assistant Professor, English, Louisiana State University)

  • Bryan McCann CV (Associate Professor, Communication Studies, Louisiana State University)

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