CV Examples for Teaching


Putting together your curriculum vitae (CV) for teaching is never easy, but it is a necessity if you want to get the job of your choice. Your CV must set you apart from all of the other applicants. Just like those applicants, CVs come in different forms, though they possess some of the same features. Here are some CV examples you can use when trying to figure out what yours will look like.

The Basics

  • Bear in mind that a CV is different from a resume in a few ways. As the MIT Global Education & Career Development Center writes, "Curriculum Vitae (CV) resembles a resume in many ways, but is more specifically focused on academic achievements." They also advise that you "use a CV rather than a resume for teaching or research opportunities, applying for fellowships or for further academic training."

    Include the information that employers (and others) will definitely want to know. According to Dartmouth College, among other things, you will need to include a reverse-chronological listing of universities and colleges at which you've studied, the degrees and awards you've received, your teaching experience and publications, and a brief list of recent conferences that you've attended.


  • Inject a little of your personality into your CV, while maintaining a professional tone. For example, Jonathan Waller's CV proclaims that he is "a friendly, enthusiastic guy who likes teaching. He is well-organised and presentable, works well with others and has a bright, uncomplicated character." He also includes some of his hobbies and interests, giving prospective employers an idea of who they will be hiring. This information also informs the employer that you are the kind of person who enjoys teaching, in addition to influencing young minds.

    Account for your unique professional experience, even if it doesn't fall into the standard CV categories. David Gregory's online CV lists the institutions at which he studied, but also includes the vocal teachers he has had, as well as their credits. This is something that makes a lot of sense if you're hoping to land a job as a vocal coach, but not if you're hoping to teach Euclidean geometry.

Be Comprehensive on the Internet

  • Compile a web-based CV, as this allows you to split the material into several sections, giving you extra room to overwhelm your interviewer with your many accomplishments. Catalin Zara's online CV follows this principle. While it would take a sheaf of paper to list all of the information he provides, the web version is less intimidating.

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