Academic CV Template
Write your contact details across the page (saving space)
Include your landline, mobile and email address.
Briefly state exactly what it is you want – what post are you applying for. Don’t waffle.
This is the key element of your CV. The rest of your CV content will be based on this
section. Use words which reflect skills and experiences which match the opportunity you are
applying for but keep it short.
Write in reverse chronological order, the institutions where you studied, when you studied
and outcomes. If you are applying for your first post after graduating, then this section can
highlight aspects of your PhD which are relevant to the post you are applying for. Include an
abstract of your PhD. You may choose to write a more detailed synopsis here or you could
put this as an Addendum (if relevant to your application). See the Guidelines for more
Write in reverse chronological order, job title, organisation and dates (only month and year
necessary). Include jobs you did as a student only if they are relevant to your application.
Do not write a job description unless the employment is directly relevant to the post you are
List any memberships you may have relevant to your research or other life activities.
Use this section to write about your computational skills, administrative skills, team-working
skills, time-management, communication skills and project management skills giving some
evidence of how you acquired them. What IT skills do you have? Rather than write a long
list, use sub-headings: you may want to include some skills in your Addendum if you have
Perhaps you held a position of responsibility, play/played a sport, have volunteering
experience, or were an active member of a university club? Do you speak any languages,
have a driving licence, play an instrument, or hold a non-academic qualification? If so,
include them here.