Academic CV Structure [in progress]

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If you are reading this blog post you are probably looking for an academic CV template.

To give you some context I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong applying for a higher position. I am ethnically French-Japanese, educated in the UK, with working experience in the USA and many other countries, with global academic ambitions. I am not only an academic, I have several preceding and parallel careers at the same time: entrepreneur, designer, artist, environmentalist, public speaker... I want a CV in which I can easily turn parts of my career “on” or “off” depending of who I am talking to without being obvious, but I don’t want to have to maintain multiple CVs…

I recently had to transition from having a “normal” 2 pages CV, to having an “academic CV” with more than 20 pages - and it is painful. When I asked my seniors, they shared their CVs and I was shocked by the number of details they disclosed, the amount of categories. It also made me realize that I might have been under-valued because my CV was not clearly formatted in an academic fashion.

Being a data nerd, not only do I want to make a CV that will give me professional opportunities, but I want to make a TOOL that is going to help me to reflect on the past -both qualitatively and quantitatively- so I can make better decisions for my future.

I want my CV to

  1. Satisfy and exceed standards from the “west” (North American, European, Oceania), “east” (Asia), and “global south” (Africa, Latin America, Middle East). → Table of contents
  2. Attractive, clean, precise. → Look & Feel
  3. Allows for emphasis on key achievements, and filter whole sections of my career if required. Say, if I want an academic role, show only academic stuff and hide the rest.
  4. Easy to maintain over time → with enough categories to make it easy to read, but not so many subcategories it would become heavy
  5. “Computational”. Not a Word document, but rather a spreadsheet that I can easily tally my grants budgets, filter by date, location, number of students mentored, contact hours with the number of students, link to source materials, contracts, etc.

I’m not saying this is what your CV should look like, I’m trying to build something that’s going to work for me, and I hope it can be useful for you, and I expect you will make changes to suit your situation and ambitions.

Standards for Academic CVs

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https://www.bmindstoday.com/this-map-shows-how-the-worlds-top-universities-are-distributed/

I am randomly choosing academics (Full professors) from different countries and disciplines and “distill” my “cocktail” below. My sample size is tiny and definitely biased, I know.

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France, Philosophy: Prof DĂ©borah A. Blocker

CURRICULUM VITAE Persona Details FORMATION ET DIPLÔMES FONCTIONS ACADÉMIQUES OCCUPÉES ENSEIGNEMENT1 Cours enseignés en tant que professeure associée d’études française à UC Berkeley (depuis 2009-2018) Cours enseignés en tant que professeure assistante d’études françaises à UC Berkeley (2005-2009) Cours enseignés en tant que professeure assistante d’études françaises de l’Université de Pittsburgh (2003- 2005) Cours enseignés en tant qu’ATER à l’Université de Pau (2000-2001) Cours enseignés en tant qu’AMN puis ATER à l’Université de Rouen (1996-2000) Cours enseignés en tant que lectrice à l’Université de Brandeis (1994-1995) CONFÉRENCES ET JOURNÉES D’ÉTUDES ORGANISÉES PARTICIPATIONS À DES COLLOQUES & CONFÉRENCES SUR INVITATION PUBLICATIONS Livres Comptes rendus Chapitres parus dans un ouvrage collectif Articles Compte rendus publiés Autres écrits Travaux à paraître ou en préparation BOURSES, RÉSIDENCES ET ASSOCIATIONS�� AUTRES ACTIVITÉS ACADÉMIQUES RESPONSABILITÉS ADMINISTRATIVES Thèses dirigées ou suivies: Thèse dirigée (en tant que dissertation advisor) Membre des comités de thèse (dissertation committees) suivants LANGUES LUES, ÉCRITES ET PARLÉES PARTCIPATIONS À DES SOCIÉTÉS SAVANTES

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Belgium, Architecture and Engineering: Prof Kristoff Crolla

https://l-e-a-d.pro/about/kristofcrolla/

1 BIO SKETCH 3 2 PERSONAL DATA 3 2.1 Contact Information 3 2.2 Education 3 2.3 Professional Society Memberships 3 2.4 Awards and Honours (34x) 4 2.4.1 Teaching Awards (1x) 4 2.4.2 Research Awards (3x) 4 2.4.3 Design Awards (30x) 4 2.5 Academic Experience 5 2.5.1 Current Position 5 2.5.2 Prior Positions Held 5 2.6 Professional Practice Experience 5 2.6.1 Current Position 5 2.6.2 Prior Positions Held 5 3 KNOWLEDGE CONTRIBUTIONS 7 3.1 Research Interests 7 3.2 Research Grants (HK$7.3m) 7 3.2.1 Competitive Research Grants 7 3.2.2 Competitive Research Contracts 8 3.2.3 Non-competitive Research Contracts 8 3.3 Creative Works 8 3.3.1 Design Projects (17x) 8 3.3.2 Design Competitions (17x) 9 3.3.3 Built Research Projects (4x) 9 3.4 Patents (1x) 9 3.5 Refereed Publications (39x) 9 3.5.1 Journal Papers (3x) 9 3.5.2 Conference Papers (34x) 10 3.5.3 Book Chapters (2x) 13 3.6 Non-Refereed Publications (13x) 13 3.6.1 Journal Papers (8x) 13 3.6.2 Books Edited (1x) 14 3.6.3 Book Chapters (3x) 14 3.6.4 Documentaries (1x) 14 3.7 Project Features 15 3.7.1 Printed Press (Selection) 15 3.7.2 Online Press (Selection) 16 4 PEDAGOGY CONTRIBUTIONS 18 4.1 Competitive Teaching Grants (HK$432k) 18 4.2 Visiting Professorships 18 4.3 Course Teaching 18 4.4 Postgraduate Student Teaching 20 4.4.1 Graduated MArch Thesis Students (22x) 20 4.4.2 Graduated PhD Students (1x) 21 4.4.3 Current PhD Students (1x) 21 4.5 Workshop Teaching 21 4.6 Awards and Scholarships Received by Students (12x) 23 4.7 Knowledge Transfer: Lectures and Presentations (148x) 23 4.7.1 Keynote Speeches / Distinguished Lectures (15x) 23 4.7.2 Invited Presentations / Lectures (121x) 24 4.7.3 Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations (12x) 28 4.8 Knowledge Transfer: Exhibition Participations (51x) 29 5 SERVICE CONTRIBUTIONS 33 5.1 Service Grants (HK$5.3m) 33 5.1.1 Conference Grants 33 5.1.2 Teaching & Research Equipment Grants 33 5.2 External Service Contributions 33 5.2.1 Professional Organisations 33 5.2.2 External Reviewer (25x) 33 5.2.3 PhD Examiner 34 5.2.4 Peer Reviewer (28x) 34 5.2.5 Design Award and Competition Jury Member (8x) 35 5.2.6 Editorial Board Memberships 35 5.2.7 Conference Organisation 36 5.2.8 Conference Session Chair 36 5.3 Internal Service Contributions 36 5.3.1 Department 36 5.3.2 Faculty 37 5.3.3 University 37 5.3.4 College 37

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Ghana: Prof Eric Yirenkyi Danquah

http://legacy.soybeaninnovationlab.illinois.edu/files/CV Eric Yirenkyi Danquah.pdfhttps://cals.cornell.edu/eric-danquah#about

1 Page overview Details SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCES EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HONORS/AWARDS

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES SELECTED PUBLICATIONS PRESENTATIONS GRANTS GEOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE LANGUAGE

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China, nanotechnology: Prof Yidong Huang, Prof Fang Liu

http://nano-oelab.ee.tsinghua.edu.cn/Home/jsxx/jsxx_1.html?id=53

http://nano-oelab.ee.tsinghua.edu.cn/Home/jsxx/jsxx_1.html?id=49

Details Education Professional Experience Honors and Awards Teaching

Undergraduate Graduate

Research And Teaching Interests

Academic Achievement Publications Patents

Social Service Representative Papers

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USA: Harvard guide

https://hwpi.harvard.edu/files/ocs/files/gsas-cvs-and-cover-letters.pdf

CURRENT POSITION EDUCATION RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS PUBLICATIONS REVIEW ARTICLES PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS PRESENTATIONS EXHIBITIONS TEACHING AND ADVISING EXPERIENCE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE ACADEMIC SERVICE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SKILLS PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS REFERENCES

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USA: MIT Media Lab, Prof Mitchel Resnick

https://web.media.mit.edu/~mres/mres-cv.pdf

Details Education Work Experience Selected Projects Honors & Awards Books Academic Articles

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USA: MIT Media Lab, Jb Labrune

https://jblabrune.com/about/

Projects Teaching Publications Writing Talks Clients PhD

CV EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE MISC

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UK: Career Advice templates

https://career-advice.jobs.ac.uk/cv-and-cover-letter-advice/academic-cv-template/

NAME OBJECTIVE PERSONAL PROFILE EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE TEACHING EXPERIENCE ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE CURRENT RESEARCH FUTURE RESEARCH INTERESTS QUALIFICATIONS POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY

SKILLS PUBLICATIONS and PRESENTATIONS CONFERENCES and COURSES ATTENDED FUNDING and ACADEMIC AWARDS PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

FURTHER INFORMATION REFEREES

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Singapore, Business: Dean, Prof Andrew K Rose: CV

Details Current Positions Affiliations Education Appointments/Awards Non-Academic and Visiting Scholar Experience Conferences Organized Books Edited Journal Symposia Edited Publications in Journals Publications in Books Published Notes and Comments Completed Working Papers

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India, Biology: Dr Sathyabhama Das

http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/du/Faculty CV/Enivironmental Science/EnvStu_Sathyabhama_Das_BIJU_DES.pdf

Education Institution Year Details

Career Profile Organisation / Institution Designation Duration Role

Administrative assignments

Primary appointment/fellowship Organization / Institution Designation Duration Institutional support

Professional association

Awards and distinctions

Research Interests / Specialization /Skills

Subjects/Courses Taught

Research Guidance A. Supervision of Doctoral Thesis, awarded B. Supervision of Doctoral Thesis, under progress

Publication Profile Impact factor

A. Books (Authored/Edited) `C. Research papers published in Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals Research papers published Academic Journals other than Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals

Publications in edited books

Articles in Magazines

Research projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration) from 2006

Research collaborations

Association with professional bodies Editing Reviewing Project evaluations/selection committees/PhD examiners (selected)

Committees and Boards

Research highlighted in scientific journals (selected) For more visit www.frogindia.org

Research achievements highlighted in reputed magazines/newspapers (selected)

Conference organization/ Presentations A. Organization of Conference B. Participation as Paper/Poster Presenter (2008 onwards) C. Invited/special lecture (selected from over 100)

Research in media (selected from over 2000 coverage) For more visit www.frogindia.org

News/features about SD Biju (selected from over 350). For more visit www.frogindia.org

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Uruguay, Media Art: Prof Alvaro Cassinelli

https://alvarocassinelli.com/cv/

Title 1 Page intro (general info, education, career, research interest, key awards and achievements Education Certifications Languages & Skills Work Experience Freelance work Consulting & Advisory Work

Teaching Experience Current Previous

Awards and Personal Grants Study Grants Research & Art Awards

Patents & Trademarks

Academic Contributions Research Impact Factors Research Secured Funding PhD Dissertation In Books and Catalogs Peer Reviewed Journals Peer Reviewed Proceedings Non Peer Reviewed Publications Other Scientific Presentations Talks, Keynotes, Panels Organised workshops and conferences Reviewing and Editorial Activity Professional Membership Work as Media Artist Mass Media Appearances Online resources Video Interviews

So, here will be my columns and lines headers:

X axis (columns, properties)

# | Category | Date start | Date End | Organisation | Role & Description | Link | Contract Link | Local $ | USD | Age | #People | Status | Lecture Seminar hrs | Tutorial hrs | Project Base Learning hrs | Project, Studio hrs | Others hrs | Total hrs

Y axis (lines, items)

0 General Information 0.1 Details 0.2 Objective 0.3 Current Role 0.4 Past Role (selection) 0.5 Education (selection) 0.6 Award (selection) 0.7 Research Interest 0.8 Overview

1 Education 1.1 Diploma 1.2 Certificate 1.3 Training 1.4 Fellowship 1.5 Skills

2 Professional Society, Membership

3 Awards, Funding

4 Designer, Inventor 4.1 Project

5 Researcher 5.1 Role 5.2 Patent

6 Academic, Educator 6.1 Courses Taught 6.2 Mentor 6.3 Workshop Instructor 6.4 Workshop Organiser 6.5 Conference Organiser 6.6 Judge, examiner 6.7 Administration 6.71 Committee 6.72 Reviewer 6.73 International Relations 6.8 Research Guidance 6.9 Students success stories

7 Publications 7.1 Full Book 7.2 Book Chapter 7.3 Peer reviewed Publication 7.4 Non-Peer Reviewed Publication 7.5 Poster 7.6 Mentions in book, chapter and scientific paper 7.7 Catalog Mention

8 Talks, Conferences, Presentation, Public Speaking 8.1 Academic Conferences 8.2 Other Conferences

9 Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

10 Exhibition, Live Performance

13 Film

14 Film Appearance

15 Media

16 Other

17 Referees