CV tips

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!

  1. Include page numbers (this goes for research & teaching statements as well)
  2. Make sure margins aren’t too big — this will look like you’re padding it
  3. Include your mailing address & phone number
  4. Highlight research! publications & grants/awards first, then teaching
  5. 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”
  6. Include any highly cited, highly accessed, or commentary info for particular pubs
  7. For collaborative grants, include total award and amount to your lab
  8. Spell out all abbreviations (all of them!)
  9. Separate Oral & Poster presentations
  10. Separate Service into subcategories
    1. * Professional memberships
    2. * Journal reviews (total, list journals)
    3. * Funding agency reviews/panels (list agencies)
  11. List Personnel!!
    1. * All personnel supervised (starting with when you’re a postdoc)
    2. * Students (high school, UG, grad) and postdocs names, dates, project title (if indept research), where they are currently if known
  12. List all Committees
  13. List Outreach
  14. 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.