Literature Annual Report

Each student is responsible for submitting an Annual Report, which is normally due in January.  The review includes a reflection on your professional progress through the program and a current curriculum vitae. The review format is available on the Program Website.

                              Guidelines for the Academic Curriculum Vitae (cv)

Throughout your academic career you'll need a current  record of your professional activity and achievement, compiled in the form of the vita or cv. The following guidelines will assist your preparation of  your cv.  Begin by creating the general categories on disk. Though you may have to leave many of them blank at first (or specify N/A), you can then fill in the cv as your career develops.  Make a habit of entering each new development on the cv to keep it up to date. 

Choose a font that is reader-friendly and a format that is readable. Be consistent: if your category headings are all bold and caps to begin, make sure they continue to be arranged that way throughout; similarly, pick one format and stick with it. Use MLA style for all citations. All pages after the first should have a header, top right, with your last name and the page number.
The cv should contain the following components:

1.  Heading: Line 1: Your name centered.  Line 2: "Curriculum Vitae."  Include the date in the upper righthand corner.

2.  Personal Information: Left column: Your addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail address.  Right column: Department address or phone number.  You should not include your age, marital status, number of children, health, ethnic or national origin, or religious affiliation. (It's illegal for potential employers to ask for such information.)

3.  Education: Begin with most recent degree (i.e., UA, with expected date of degree) and end with first postsecondary institution. Include names of schools attended, degrees earned and dates, fields of study, indication of any honors (e.g. cum laude) attached to your degree.

4.   Dissertation: title and (optional) a brief abstract. Director and (optional) readers.

5. Academic Honors or Awards:  (at graduate level and beyond)

6. Areas of Research and Teaching Interest: You want to show flexibility and range, but also focus (particularly with respect to research). Ideally, this section will highlight what the particular job offer asks for. Whatever you list should be backed up with experience or educational preparation.
7. Employment History:  (relevant to academia)

    •Teaching Experience. Give brief description of courses, not just numbers or titles; where taught; and number of sections, semesters, or years taught.

    •Other Employment, if it relates to the particular job: e.g., work as a research assistant, editor, or journalist.

8.  Publications:  List from most recent.   Describe the kind and extent of your work on jointly authored or edited works.  Divide into categories:  Book(s); Articles; Book Chapters, etc.  If you have published  creative writing, include it as a separate category.

9.  Work in Progress: List works submitted and major works in progress, but don't pad.

10. Conference Presentations and Lectures:  List in chronological order, most recent first. Give title, names of co-presenters, conference, location, and date.

11.  Academic Service:  List here work done on departmental committees, for conferences, EGU, and other academically related areas. Briefly describe, if necessary. On faculty cvs, this category is typically divided into sub-headings: Departmental, College, University, Community (service relevant to your professional profile), and National.

12. Languages:  Specify extent of your ability (e.g. "proficient reading and speaking"; fluent reading and speaking; intermediate reading, beginner reading and speaking, etc.). Here you might also add Other Skills, such as a knowledge of computer conferencing, web site design, etc.  [Related optional category:   Foreign Travel and Research ]

13. Professional Memberships:  indicate commitment to the profession and awareness of its activities 

14. References:  3-5 professors who have agreed to write for you, with addresses and e-mail information. Big names are useful only if they write a good letter. Get permission to list your references and request letters no later than beginning of year of job search.

15. Specify address where one could write for your dossier (e.g. UA Career Services).

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