Faculty Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 18,176 Faculty resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing a Faculty Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Classroom Management, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Faculty Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Faculty CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand faculty skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a faculty : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Faculty
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
We compared 18,176 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a faculty job required by employers is 2.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average faculty job listing asks for 2.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average faculty candidate have?
The average faculty resume contains 5.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your faculty skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from faculty resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Faculty
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Music
  • Plan, develop, prepare and delivery quality classroom instruction on psychology/general education courses.
  • Instructed introductory physics at the collegiate level.
  • Designed and taught 2 sections of approximately 80 undergraduate students for each semester from Fall 2009 to Fall 2011
  • Create and prepare PowerPoint presentations.
  • Teach writing and literature courses to non-English majors
Graduate Teaching Associate (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Faculty
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Economics
  • Assessed students' progress and grades, maintaining records, and preparing reports.
  • Instructed 50-100 undergraduates in sociological theory and practice
  • Help lead daily lectures related to DNA and genetics.
  • Worked on various projects, conducted surveys, and analyzed data as Research Assistant.
  • Tutored for statistics, anatomy and physiology, and some organic chemistry.

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Faculty
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Psychology
  • Operate and provide maintenance to embroidery machines.
  • Designed and taught Art curriculum in K-5th Public Elementary School.
  • Adhered to all quality standards, formulas and procedures as outlined in the SUBWAY Operations Manual.
  • Sandwich Artist Subway Made sandwiches, prepared food, and baked bread.
  • Experience with MS Word, PowerPoint and Photoshop

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Faculty
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Social Work
  • Assisted Professor Sassan Alizadeh of Highbridge Capital management, Teaching Assistant of Fixed Income Securities .
  • Piloted the introductory Module in part due to my ability to bond with students.
  • Served as voice of GUSS at monthly Department of Sociology faculty, speaking to the needs of graduate students.
  • Received one of the highest scores in the region on Marketing Principles course review by corporate office in Buffalo.
  • Conducted class presentations with in-depth theory and labs for hands-on experience.
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Based on our analysis of faculty resumes, the most common major for faculty candidates is Nursing, but other majors made their way in as well. Business, Education and Educational Leadership were relatively common.
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Faculty Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Faculties. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Faculties to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%