Academic CV example

May, 2023

If you're applying for an academic job, then this is the CV template for you. Academic CVs focus on scholarly achievements, research interests and specialist skills

Mariana Greenway Flat 2, Hillview Court, Hillview Road, Hilltown, HZ4 8CV 07877009008

A registered nutrition professional with a solid research background, industry experience and a teaching portfolio. I am interested in developing a career which combines teaching and research, while maintaining my interest in public engagement with nutrition and the wider STEM field.


Liverpool John Moores University (2020-2023)


NHS/LJMU funded research titled 'The role of parents and schools in the nutritional choices made by children aged 10-14' (Abstract in Appendix 1). Joint supervisors: Professor Alison LaMotte, Department of Nutrition and Food, LJMU and Dr Henling Strauss, Professor of Paediatrics, Chester University Hospital.

University of Nottingham (2017-2020)

BSc Nutrition and Food Science

Modules included nutrition and the health of populations, trends in food research and nutrition, metabolism and disease. Final-year project on 'Food flavourings - physical and psychological effects on children' based on research carried out through a Nutrition Society Summer Studentship.

Notts County High School (2010-2017)

A-levels: chemistry, biology, geography. AS-level maths.

8 GCSEs including English language and English literature.

Teaching/supervising experience

Teaching assistant, Liverpool John Moores University (2021-present)

  • Supervising undergraduate dissertations
  • Assisting with programme development and student assessment
  • Delivering teaching sessions on BSc Nutrition and Nutrition and Public Health
  • Student assessment

Guest lecturer, BSc Nutrition and Food Science, University of Nottingham (2020)

  • Delivered five lectures by invitation
  • Supervised and assessed student presentations

Summer school lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University (2020-2021)

  • Coordinating summer school programme
  • Devising and delivering interactive teaching sessions


  • Greenway M, Neill L, Smith J 'Apple or Biscuit: Children’s food choices' (2022) Journal of Child Nutrition 20:934-939
  • Greenway M, Neill L, Smith J 'Mum, can I have something to eat: parents' role in children’s eating patterns' Journal of Child Nutrition (2021) 16:723-728
  • Partrillo, V, Greenway M, 'How can schools help children with their food choices?' Primary Education (2020) 25:1029-1032

Research skills

  • Taking and interpreting food diaries
  • Qualitative interviewing
  • Analysis using XJP and PSS 2.0 industry standard systems
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Application of scientific theory to qualitative data

Conferences and presentations

  • British Nutrition Foundation Child Health Conference 2023 Workshop on 'The influence of parents in children's food choices'
  • Big Bang 2022 Professional Strand presentation on STEM Ambassadors
  • Association for Nutrition NW Branch Conference 2022 Paper on 'Working with parents'
  • Chester University Hospital Child Nutrition Symposium 2021 'How and why do children choose what they eat?'
  • Association for Nutrition Annual Student Conference 2020 Workshop on 'Creating a farmers market'
  • Association for Nutrition Annual Student Conference 2019 Poster session on child nutrition group work
  • Association for Nutrition Annual Student Conference 2018 presentation on 'Parents' role in children's food choices: initial research findings'
  • Association for Nutrition NW Branch Conference 2017 Workshop on 'Do farmers markets and food banks share common ground?'


  • Nutrition Society Student Award 2020 for BSc final-year dissertation
  • Nutrition Society Summer Studentship 2019

Professional associations

  • Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr), working towards Registered Nutritionist (RNutr)
  • Nutrition Society Student Member and member of Student Council

Other qualifications

  • Levels 3 Award in PTLLS - Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training


Project assistant, The Food Project, Liverpool (2021-present)

  • Devising workshops for parents and young people
  • Delivering workshops in schools, Children's Centres, NHS clinics, etc.
  • Research to support projects and funding bids
  • Supervising placement students

Nutrition adviser, Food Company Ltd, Merseyside (2020-2021)

  • Advising product developers on nutritional content of new products
  • Quality control of food labelling
  • Research to support product development
  • Supervising lab staff

Founder member, Dock Street Farmers Market (2017-2020)

  • Collaborating with others to create monthly market events
  • Coordinating market days
  • Negotiating with venues and traders
  • Bidding for funding

Trustee, Dock Street Farmers Market (2017-present)

  • Strategic direction for the organisation
  • Nutritional adviser to the Board
  • Coordinating funding bids

STEM ambassador (2016-2017)

  • Speaking at STEM events in schools and colleges to engage young people

Volunteer nutrition assistant, NHS Nottingham (2015-2017)

  • Working under the direction of a community dietitian to help parents of young children create nutritious meals
  • Leading cookery sessions for parents and children


  • Professor Alison LaMotte - Liverpool John Moores University, 0151 9009000,
  • Dr Henling Strauss - Chester University Hospital, 01244 012400, straussh@cuh.nhs
  • Damian Pandar - The Food Project Liverpool, L6 5PQ, 0151 2962960,

Please be aware that this is an example. Use it as a template to help generate ideas and structure your own CV but avoid copying and pasting. Your own CV needs to be original and tailored to the job you're applying for.

Begin your academic CV with a concise introductory personal statement, giving a summary of your skills, experience and career ambitions.

List your achievements in reverse chronological order, starting with your qualifications. Give details of your degrees and your research, but don't take up too much space. Unlike other CVs, academic CVs are often several pages long, but still need to be concise and to the point. To save space list key subjects rather than all of your GCSEs. Try to keep the document to three pages if possible.

Don't leave out any teaching experience and be sure to list your published work. Conferences, awards and professional memberships should all be shown, where relevant.

While academic successes take precedence, you'll still need to include your employment history - even temporary or part-time work is worth listing. This experience shows another side of you and of your experience outside the world of academia.

Finish your CV by giving details of your referees. Try to include a non-academic one if possible.

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