如何写个学术味儿的简历

写个学术味的简历并非易事,尤其是新手来说,写个有学术味的简历更难。有时花了大工夫写了自以为有点学术味的简历,可是在别人眼里,尤其是专家心目中,一看可能是小学水平。本文介绍一下如何写个有学术味儿的简历

如何写个学术味儿的简历

写个学术味的简历有三点很重要:背景、读者和目的。

背景

背景包括主要指这个简历的目的是什么,是为了要出版?为了获得资助?为了在博客展示?为了在社交网络上宣传?为了在学术会议上展示等等问题。

清楚简历的目的可以更好的有针对性的写简历。因为目的不同,简历的内容也会不同。

读者

应该清楚简历是给谁看的。目标人群不同,简历的内容也会不同。

目的

如果了解的前面的背影和读者群,那么简历的目的也就清楚了。

背景、读者和目的可以帮助自己决定在简历中重点突出哪些部分。

简历内容

简历中内容基于上面提到的3点,具体内容可以从下面几点中考虑。

短简历

短简历指35-50字内容的简历,一般用于发表或者会议展示用。这种简历一般应包括以下几个最基本的内容。

  • 姓名
  • 职位
  • 专业
  • 单位
  • 研究内容

在写这部位简历时,可以使用简短的条目罗列出自己的研究内容和兴趣,或者使用长句说明一下自己的论文和研究方向。如果简历是重点是为了教育,还可以把研究兴趣替换成一些教育经历,或者两者都说明一下。

这里有个模板,可以比着添加一些个人信息。

[[Name]] is a [[Position]] in the [[Department]] (with a specialization/concentration in [[Specialization]]) at [[Institution]]. S/he is interested in [[research/teaching interests]]. (Or, her/his research/pedagogical interests include…) More specifically, her/his work examines (or other such verb) [[fill in the blank]].

中等长度简历

中等长度简历一般指一二百字以内的简历,可能多用于自己主页的展示。此类简历可以包括以下几个方面。

  • 学历
  • 最近的研究方向和内容
  • 得到的荣誉
  • 发表的文章或者出版过的书籍
  • 发表过的杂志
  • 可以添加一些研究兴趣所在

长简历

长简历一般指200-400字以内的简历,此部分简历还可以添加以下内容。

  • 个人的兴趣爱好
  • 个人经历,尤其是一些有关研究方向的信息

组织简历

下面是一些组织简历的不同方法

展示目的

先总后详:比如先说一些一般的研究兴趣,然后再说一下更详细的研究内容

先详后总:比如先说一下详细的研究,然后再说一般的研究兴趣

大事记

如过去曾做过啥,现在正在做啥,将来打算做啥。

这部位有不同有排列方法。如开始可以先说现在所进行的研究,然后再说过去的研究经历,然后再描述一下将来打算做啥。

或者可以把这些部分成对的说明,如现在和过去的工作,或者现在和将来的工作。

主题

可以根据简历的主题组织研究项目或者研究活动,如题目、理论和方法。

本文编译于JENNIFER SANO-FRANCHINI一文,原文题目为Narrating Your Professional Life: Writing the Academic Bio。翻译过程中有些部分理解,但是自己表达不出。呵呵,只怪自己太笨。因此一起把原文贴出,有错误请指正。

Narrating Your Professional Life: Writing the Academic Bio

by JENNIFER SANO-FRANCHINI

For our launch in June, I wrote a GradHacker post on Writing the Academic Conference Proposal. Since one commenter made the fantastic suggestion that we follow up with a post on writing an academic bio, I decided to do just that! This post is based on my limited experience writing and reading a variety of academic bios, mostly in the humanities, and in rhetoric and composition more specifically. I also think several of these suggestions are up for debate and may vary depending on things like disciplinary conventions or personal preference, so these tips are by no means intended to be prescriptive.

Like Maureen suggests, writing an academic bio is hard. It’s a unique kind of writing that can be especially difficult for those who are new to it. As she expresses, it might feel like you haven’t accomplished much to write about as a lowly graduate student. Or it might seem daunting to think this thing that is supposed to represent you is going to be accessible to a wide audience in print or on a website where you can’t just up and change it anytime you want. It might be difficult to write about your accomplishments in a way that feels self-congratulatory. Or it might also be difficult to write about yourself in such a compartmentalized way–it might feel like your bio doesn’t really say all that much about you as a whole person with many facets. I think understanding the academic bio as a writing genre that performs specific writerly moves helps. It may also help to keep in mind that because academic bios are generally written for traditional, institutional spaces and situations, they are oftentimes quite conventional across the board. Here are some tips for writing an academic bio:

First, three big picture things to keep in mind that will pretty much always outweigh any smaller, more specific tips: context, audience, and purpose.

For instance, some of the common contexts for academic bios include: publications (traditional print & digital, open access), conference proposals and proceedings, fellowship or other types of funding applications, course websites, professional websites and blogs, departmental/institutional websites, and social/professional networking sites like Twitter. Context also includes things like disciplinary conventions, so it’s a good idea to look at some bios in your discipline.

Some of the common audiences who read academic bios include: colleagues/academics in your department or discipline (including people who could be on one of your hiring committees in the future!), academics outside of your field of study, undergraduate students, and clients of various types. It’s definitely important to keep in mind that any and all of these audiences could potentially encounter your bio with a quick Google search, but it’s nonetheless a good idea to tailor your bio for your specific target audience(s).

Some of the common purposes of academic bios include: to give readers of an article or conference proceeding a sense of who is providing that information; to acquaint another academic interested in your research with some of your background information; to give clients of a particular institutional site a sense of who they’re working with; to give prospective graduate students a sense of the grad students who are currently in a department; to give undergraduate students a sense of who their instructors are; to contribute to an institutional, departmental, or programmatic identity; or to give potential collaborators or potential hirers a sense of the work you do along with your academic and scholarly identity.

Context, audience, and purpose matter because they should help you decide what information about yourself you’ll want to emphasize. With these three points in mind, you’ll want to think about things like: What kinds of information will my audience be looking for in this particular context? What kinds of information will my audience be interested in for this particular context? Is my tone/style appropriate for this context/audience/purpose?

WHAT TO INCLUDE

What you include in your bio will depend on the aforementioned factors, but these factors will often be presented in the guise of length restrictions. Below are some conventional tips for traditional academic bios.

The Barebones Bio

For a very short bio (35-50 words), generally used in things like publications and conference proceedings, you should include the basics:

  • your name,
  • position,
  • department,
  • institution, and
  • research interests.

You might present your research interests using a short list, or with a sentence-length description of your dissertation, thesis, or other major project. If you’re writing your bio for something that has a pedagogical focus, you might include your teaching interests and experiences instead of or alongside your research interests.

Here’s a fill-in-the-blank example of the barebones bio:

[[Name]] is a [[Position]] in the [[Department]] (with a specialization/concentration in [[Specialization]]) at [[Institution]]. S/he is interested in [[research/teaching interests]]. (Or, her/his research/pedagogical interests include…) More specifically, her/his work examines (or other such verb) [[fill in the blank]].

The Mid-Length Bio

For a mid-length bio (100-200 words), for something like an institutional or departmental website, you might add:

  • degrees held,
  • recent or ongoing scholarly projects,
  • notable awards and honors,
  • publications,
  • journals in which you’ve published, or
  • you might simply situate your research interests in a larger field of study.

The Longer Bio

For a longer bio (200-400 words), for something like your professional website, you might add:

  • non-academic interests and hobbies, and/or
  • information about your background (especially if it is somehow relevant to your research interests).

ORGANIZING YOUR BIO

Here are a few different ways people organize academic bios:

Present-Focused

  • Broad to narrow (i.e., general research interests to more specific projects)
  • Narrow to broad (i.e., specific object of analysis that is then situated in a larger disciplinary conversation)

Timeline/Trajectorial (Generally for a mid-length to longer bio)

  • Makes connections between projects–for example, work done in the past, work being done in the present, and where that work is going in the future. The components might be arranged in different ways, for example, beginning with a present project, rooting that project in past experiences, and describing future paths. Or there may be just a couple of these components, for example, present and past work, or present and future work.

Thematic

  • Alternately, scholarly projects and activities may be organized according to theme (i.e., topic, theory, or methodology).

VOICE

First or Third Person?

Another decision you may need to make is whether you will use the first or third person. Sometimes, depending on the context for your bio, this information is provided for you. If not, you may want to check what others are doing in the same journal/website/other. If you see that there doesn’t seem to be a consistent guideline, or if the bio is for a site over which you have control, you’ll need to make a decision: How does the voice fit the context/audience/purpose? How does the voice fit how you as an academic want to be perceived?

What other tips do you have for writing an academic bio? How are the conventions for writing an academic bio different in your discipline? What concerns and factors have I missed?

原文地址:http://www.gradhacker.org/2011/09/23/narrating-your-professional-life-writing-the-academic-bio/

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