An academic CV is a requirement for any sort of teaching or research job in academia. But what exactly is an academic CV, and when should you use one? A CV, short for "curriculum vitae," is a detailed document that highlights your professional achievements, publications, awards, presentations, and research.
If you are applying for jobs in academia or research, you will most likely be asked to submit a CV. If so, the academic CV template from our Mindful Academic Collection will help you easily create a CV that shines, giving you a large competitive advantage.
This CV template includes prompts, tips, and recommended CV sections, making it fast and easy for you to create an attention-getting academic CV.
How does a CV differ from a resume? An academic CV is generally longer than a resume—three or more pages vs. one to two pages—so you have more room to list your credentials and experience details.
Our CV template makes it easy for you to copy and paste to create new categories. You may also rename the suggested categories or remove the ones you don’t need. Every CV will be different and should be tailored to the job you are targeting. Typically, an academic CV will include some mix of the following categories:
- Professional summary section
- Certifications and Licenses
- Professional Appointments
- Teaching Experience
- Research Experience
- Presentations and Conferences
- Grants and Fellowships
- Awards and Honors
- Other Employment Experience
- Professional Associations
- Other sections (e.g., technical skills, foreign language skills, etc)
An academic CV is a great way to showcase your research abilities and professional teaching accomplishments in postdoctoral, instructorship, adjunct, and tenured professor positions. If you're applying for a position in academia or want to highlight your research interests, then an academic CV is right for you!
Distinctive Resume Templates’ modern CVs provide space to set the focus of your CV and summarize your research interests and expertise, along with your most important research skills and knowledge. Then, like a traditional CV, the emphasis of the rest of the document will be on your academic accomplishments and credentials.
Like all of our templates, you can also easily change the color scheme of the CV with just a couple of mouse clicks. We provide instructive video tutorials with every purchase, to show you how to easily do this yourself. Here are just a few of the color options for this CV.
The Mindful Academic CV Collection includes an optional bundle of matching documents, including a professional biography template, a references sheet template for academic jobs, and even a cover letter template.
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