Career Portfolio—Academy

Success in the academic market is predicated on not only having a stellar research record but also presenting that record in a competitive manner. Your professional documentation should receive the same level of attention as your dissertation. The elements of your academic portfolio—CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching philosophy, and diversity statement—will require time and effort in order to be competitive. Most graduate students go through several iterations of each document before including it in the final portfolio. Don't do everything on your own! Graduate Career Services has the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for the academic job market. Come see us.

Teaching

Your Academic Portfolio

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Research Statement

  • Teaching Statement

  • Diversity Statement

  • Academic Cover Letter

  • References

  • Copy of Your Dissertation

Recommended Reading

Academic Portfolio in the Digital Era: Organizing and Maintaining a Portfolio Using Reference ManagersPuneet BhargavaVatsal B. PatelRamesh S. IyerMariam MoshiriTracy J. RobinsonChandana Lall, and Matthew T. Heller

The Academic Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Documenting Teaching, Research, and ServicePeter Seldin and J. Elizabeth Miller

Finding A Job, PhDs.org

Digital Resources

Graduate Career Services has a Pinterest Page where we have posted a wide variety of carefully curated online content that may be of interest to graduate students. Check out the relevant career documentation boards for more tips and advice!