Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Careers resources

Resources you may find helpful in relation to planning your career.

Guide to academic CVs

The University Careers Service produce information on writing and structuring a typical academic CV:

Quick guide to academic CVs (Careers Service website)

Thriving in your research position

You may also find the IAD's 'Thriving in your research position' guide useful, especially the activities on developing your research and career activity.

Thriving in your research position - find out more

Interdisciplinary research 

Making the most of the opportunities and navigating the challenges for early career researchers

Interdisciplinary Research - A Guide for ECR - find out more


Careers – 5 Steps to Changing your Career (PDF)

Careers – CV Checklist (PDF)

Careers – Academic CV Checklist (PDF)

Careers – Cover letter checklist (PDF)

Careers – Steps to Securing a Lectureship (PDF)

IAD blog for researchers

Many recordings of workshops are now available on our blog; get a head start on your career planning by listening to these.

IAD4Researchers - Researcher Development at the University of Edinburgh blog homepage

Adapting your CV for non-academic jobs

Building your employability

Getting your first lecturing job

Career choices for researchers