It’s that time of year again, when departments assess whether their faculty are performing adequately, time for the *Annual Review*! To that end, this week has been a flurry of getting papers submitted / re-submitted and next week will be as well. Which means I get to update my CV!
One year during my annual review I was advised to improve my CV to make it easier for people (read the people who determine whether I get a raise or promotion) to evaluate my performance. For those of you interested, here are the tips!
- Include page numbers (this goes for research & teaching statements as well)
- Make sure margins aren’t too big — this will look like you’re padding it
- Include your mailing address & phone number
- Highlight research! publications & grants/awards first, then teaching
- Reverse number pubs with most recent (& thus the highest number) first — this lets the reader immediately know how many pubs you have, which matters for the “bean counters”
- Include any highly cited, highly accessed, or commentary info for particular pubs
- For collaborative grants, include total award and amount to your lab
- Spell out all abbreviations (all of them!)
- Separate Oral & Poster presentations
- Separate Service into subcategories
- * Professional memberships
- * Journal reviews (total, list journals)
- * Funding agency reviews/panels (list agencies)
- List Personnel!!
- * All personnel supervised (starting with when you’re a postdoc)
- * Students (high school, UG, grad) and postdocs names, dates, project title (if indept research), where they are currently if known
- List all Committees
- List Outreach
- List Websites
Once I get mine updated, I’ll add it to my people page for the world to see! But first I’m going to resubmit this lingering paper…
Update: A couple more papers accepted! FRIESEN_CV_CURRENT.