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Curriculum Vitae

Your curriculum vitae (CV) is your professional biography. It is the main source of information about you that is provided to reviewers, both internal and external, who may be making a judgment on your future. Therefore, it is critical that you communicate your activities and accomplishments as clearly and comprehensively as possible in your CV. Make sure that your CV is updated regularly and presents you in the best possible light.

The UMass Chan Format for the Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The UMass Chan CV Format is strongly recommended for appointment, promotion and tenure. The purpose of a standard format is to promote consistent and fair review of all faculty. The UMass Chan CV format prompts faculty to comprehensively report activities and accomplishments, and is aligned with the current Academic Personnel Policy.

The UMass Chan CV Format is organized into sections. It is not expected that you will have activities in every section- delete any sections that do not apply to you. If you have activities that are not included in the CV format or a set of activities that you wish to highlight, you may add sections as appropriate. List information in reverse chronological order. Each activity should only be listed once in the CV.

Click the video below for a brief overview and tips on the CV:

Template for the UMass Chan CV Format

The Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) provides a template for the UMass Chan CV format in Microsoft Word. 

The template contains instructions in italics (which should be deleted before finalizing your CV). It is designed for use with desktop versions of Microsoft Word or Google Docs.

  • Download the UMass Chan CV template with instructional text

The information in your CV should be current, complete and accurate. Most of the information in a CV is in the public record and is easily verified. You should maintain a current file of your CV on your computer with a back-up copy on another server. We recommend that you add new items as soon as they occur, so that you can provide a current copy of your CV immediately on request.