How to Write a Resume for Teaching Posts

A properly prepared Curriculum Vitae (CV), can make all the difference in getting interviewed for the teaching job of your dreams. A CV is more than just a resume-it is your professional biography. As such, further along in your career, you get, the longer it will be. It’s okay. Keep language clear and concise, the formatting is easy on the eyes, and let your experience speak for itself.

1. List your full name, mailing address, email and phone number at the top of the first page. If you are affiliated with a University, you can also choose to list contact information for your Office as well as your personal information. If you specify multiple addresses, Center your name at the top of the page in a slightly larger font, followed by information for each location in two different columns contact.

2. Use clear headings for each section that follows and keeps your text styles. Bold and large letters are fine, but avoid italics and fonts that are difficult to read. Keep in mind that many senior managers are older and may have trouble reading smaller type sizes.

3. List Education as your first section. For each degree from your B.A. onwards, contain your application, University and campus location. For Ph.D., include the title of your thesis and your advisor’s name and title.

4. Please include a short description of your research and teaching Interests for the next section if you are applying to a college or University. This is your chance to let Search Committee know about additional courses, you could teach, even though you don’t actually have learned them yet. When it is possible to target this list to the position you are applying for to show them how you can help to maintain and extend the program’s existing course offerings.

5. List your Professional positions. This is one of the only parts of a Curriculum Vitae that really looks like a traditional resume. For each position, make sure you include your title, name of the University or school, the location of the campus, the dates of your work – and if the titles are not doing chores obvious-a short list of your responsibilities.

6. Follow these sections with them on teaching experience, Honors and Awards, publications and Conference papers and Invited lectures. During the teaching experience, if you had a PhD student at the time, you taught the course, list whether you were an Assistant lecturer or Instructor Record, as well as the title of each course and its departments. For publications, separate peer-reviewed publications from reviews and chapters in edited volumes; a list of the complete bibliographic information for each record.

7. Enter into your teaching resume with sections on services and activities and about memberships. Include selection and voluntary work is relevant to your professional life for the first section and memberships in organizations such as the Modern Language Association in the latter. This section lets the Search Committee know how likely it is that you want to share the burden of running the Department and how active you are in keeping up with your colleagues in the field.