The CV Doctor Is Back: Lucy Scholar's CV - After

December 16, 2009


Here is Lucy's revised CV. She's had a busy fall, having been on the road for three weeks, and trying to apply for jobs, meet with dissertation advisers, and deliver conference papers. We think her revised vita is quite strong. Since we first received her application materials, the job list in her field has come out. She's mentioned to us that the tenure-track market for Asian art positions is good this year, and she is excited about her prospects.

As for her résumé, Lucy agrees that it needs to be tailored to particular jobs, and she did a great job of expanding some of the entries on the current version of the document. We wish her the best of luck in her job search. 



Lucy Scholar
123 Main Street City, ST 12345 United States (234) 555 6789


X University City, ST
Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture (Chinese art; secondary field in Japanese art) Expected May 2010
Dissertation: Title

A.M., History of Art and Architecture March 2005
Qualifying paper: Title

Y College City, ST
A.B., Asian and Middle Eastern studies (China concentration); minor in art history 2003
Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Presidential Scholar with High Honors, Rufus Choate Scholar, Citations for Excellence
Senior Honors Thesis: What TLV Mirrors Reflect: Cosmology, Culture and Divination in Han China
Awarded Wing-Tsit Chan Prize for best thesis in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Graduate Society Dissertation Completion Fellowship, X University 2009-2010
Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship, Y Research Institute 2009
Name Traveling Fellowship, X University 2008
X University Asia Center Grant 2008
Blakemore Freeman Fellowship for Advanced Asian Language Study (Mandarin) 2005-2007
X University Graduate Society Summer Pre-Dissertation Research Travel Grant 2005
Fairbank Center Director’s Graduate Student Travel Grant 2005
Mary and James Smith Foundation Fellowship, X University 2004-2005
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Summer Grant (Mandarin)



Lecturer and Faculty-in-Residence, Z University China studies program Beijing, PRC
"Arts of China: Monuments of Visual Culture" Autumn 2008
Designed and taught original seminar covering monuments of Chinese visual culture from ancient times through the present day. Average student evaluation for teaching: 4.36/5. Resident student adviser and student/staff/faculty liaison.

Head Teaching Fellow, X University City, ST
"The Japanese Woodblock Print" Spring 2008
Coordinated all course logistics for Professor Name. Supervised teaching fellows and maintained course Web site for 100+ student core course (General Education). Taught two discussion sections and held weekly office hours. Average student evaluation for teaching: 4.43/5.

Teaching Fellow, X University City, ST
"Introduction to Japanese Art" Autumn 2007
Coordinated all course logistics for Professor Name. Maintained course Web site and taught two discussion sections. Average student evaluation for teaching: 4.37/5. Nominated by student for Marshall Award for Exceptional Advising and Counseling and Smith Memorial Teaching Prize.

Lecturer, Z University China studies program Beijing, PRC
"Arts of China: Survey of the Golden Age" Autumn 2006
Designed and taught original seminar on eighteenth-century Chinese art and architecture with focus on Beijing.

Teaching Assistant, Y College City,ST
"Arts of China" Winter 2002
Delivered four lectures for Professor Name on Museum collection of Chinese art.


Forthcoming: review of Emily Byrne Curtis, Glass Exchange Between Europe and China: 1550-1800 (Ashgate, 2009).
Journal Title



"Europe in Qing Paintings of the West," forthcoming at Association for Asian Studies Conference.
Panel co-organizer.

"Paintings in Late Imperial China," paper delivered at the Association for Asian Studies Conference, Brown University

"Painting at the Eighteenth-Century Chinese Court," paper delivered at East & West Conference, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

"Qing Illusionistic Painting," text-reading seminar presented at Y Research Institute, Cambridge, UK

"Illusionistic Paintings at the Court of the Emperor Qianlong," paper delivered at An International Symposium on Westerners and the Qing Court, Q University, Beijing

"Secrets and Stories of the Forbidden City," guest lecture for Royal Bank of Scotland All-Asia Retreat, Beijing

"The Palace of the Qianlong Emperor," guest lecture for Dutch Pension Fund, Beijing

"The Forbidden City: Life and Art in the Imperial Palace," guest lecture for KPMG International, Beijing

"Imperial Aesthetics at the Court of Emperor Qianlong" paper presented at East and West in Chinese Visual Culture, X University

"Chinese Art at the Smith Museum," gallery talk delivered for Smith House Intellectual and Cultural Fellows, X University

"Portrait Photographs of the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908)," paper presented at East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference, X University

"Qianlong’s Landscape Engravings," paper delivered at Association for Asian Studies New England Regional Conference, Y College



Co-Editor and Social Media Director, Asian Art Journal Summer 2009-present
Co-edited digital journal on 18th-21st-century Asian art presenting postgraduate peer-reviewed articles, exhibition reviews, and market commentary. Designed and directed social media strategy.

Research Director, Laura B. Whitman Fine Arts Advisory, New York  2007-2008
Directed and conducted connoisseurial research specializing in East Asian art and the global art market.

Co-President, Y Club of China, Beijing 2006-2007
Coordinated regular events to connect current and former students living in China. Served as liaison between alumni Affairs and club members. Supervised transition from print to digital database and correspondence.

Graduate Coordinator, New England East Asian Art History Seminar, X University 2004-2005
Originated position as logistical and electronic media coordinator for monthly seminar series. Designed, organized, and presented at the international symposium East and West in Chinese Visual Culture.

Graduate Assistant, Smith Museum, X University 2004-2005
Assisted with production of exhibition and international symposium for "Marks of Enlightenment in Japanese Calligraphy."

Research Assistant, Chinese Works of Art, Christie's, Inc., New York Spring/Summer 2002
Drafted catalog entries for all Fall 2002 sale catalogs. Supervised floor attendants and resolved client inquiries during exhibitions and sales.

Chinese Art Intern, Museum of Art, Y College Summer 2001
Worked independently to correct and unify cataloging for collections of ancient and medieval Chinese bronze mirrors, Neolithic jades, and Han-dynasty shrine rubbings.


Mandarin Chinese (fluent professional reading, writing, and speaking)
Classical Chinese (proficient reading and translation)
French (proficient reading, functional writing and speaking)
Spanish (proficient reading, functional writing and speaking)


College Art Association
Association of Asian Studies


Professor X
Name Professor of Asian Art
X University
Department of History of Art and Architecture
Smith Museum
123 Main Street
City, ST 01234
(234) 555-9876
Professor Z
Name Associate Professor of the Humanities
X University
Department of History of Art and Architecture
Smith Museum
123 Main Street
City, ST 01234
(234) 555-5432

Professor Y 
Academic Dean
The Center for Chinese Studies
International Students Center
No. 15 East Street
City 123456 China
(86) 555 2345 6789