• August 29, 2015

The CV Doctor Is Back: David Jones's CV - After

This candidate took most of our suggestions and now has a much cleaner looking CV that is shorter and easier to follow.  He does not include all of his publications because many were from his first master’s degree when he was studying French literature; hence the heading Some Recent Conference Presentations.



David Jones

1234 Academic Hall, City, State Zip Department Phone Department Fax
Email djones@ustatex.edu

Ph.D. Political Science University of State X 2010
Ranking as of 28 July 2009  Top 5 of more than 250-plus graduate students
M.A. Foreign Affairs University of State A
M.A. French Z University 1996
B.A.  French University of State Y 1992


DISSERTATION     A Systematic Critique of Multiculturalism and Human Rights
               Adviser         JANE SMITH     

Focusing on the phenomenon of violence against women in the private sphere, my dissertation aims to combine the two literatures of multiculturalism and human rights. In these two genres of literature, the same critiques of cultural rights and human rights are being made but have yet to be brought together. According to feminist scholars’ insights into the private realm, cultural rights that provide special protections to ethnic groups, and human rights that supposedly provide universal protections often do not apply to women in practice. These special and universalistic rights can be used—and in fact have been used—as legal shields to cover up acts that harm women’s interests and well-being, thus exacerbating violence against women at home. By studying this phenomenon systematically, my dissertation breaks new ground.

Submissions of article manuscripts to peer-review journals for considerations of publication.
Organized panels at American Political Science Association and at International Studies Association. Developed new research ideas, maintained professional contacts, provided reliable information.

U of State X Introduction to American Politics, Fall quarter 2003-2004
American Economic Strategy, Winter quarter
Democratic Theory, Spring quarter
Introduction to American Politics, Fall quarter 2002-2003
Introduction to Political Theory, Winter quarter
Introduction to American Politics, Spring quarter
U of State A French Grammar Instructor, Fall semester 2000-2001
Modern Political Theory, Spring semester
Political and Social Thought, Fall and Spring semesters 1999-2000
U.S. Foreign Policy, Fall semester (double teaching load)
Introduction to International Relations, Fall semester 1998-1999
Comparative Politics of Advanced Industrial Nations, Spring
French Grammar Instructor, Fall and Spring semesters 1997-1998


Courses Prepared to Teach
Introduction to Political Theory, Introduction to International Relations, Introduction to American Politics, Multiculturalism, Liberalism, Human Rights, Contemporary Issues of Gender Studies

  International Studies Association Travel Grant 2009
at U of State X Dissertation Year Fellowship 2007-8
Alice Belkin Memorial Scholarship 2006-7
Center for the Study of Women’s Graduate Student Travel Grant 2006


Dialogue Article "Interview with Jane Smith by David Jones." forthcoming
  [4] Contemporary Political Theory
Feature Article "Brian Barry and the Headscarf Case in France." 2006
  [3] Contemporary Political Theory 5(2):176-192.
"The ‘Relative Universality’ of Human Rights: An Assessment." 2005
  [2] Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 4(3-4):577-601.
"Kant and Nietzsche on Human Rights: A Theoretical Approach." 2000
  [1] Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies 19(2-3):191-207.


American Political Science Association
  Are Women Free? Violence, Human Rights, Freedom 2006
  From Pinochet to Kissinger: A New Human Rights Campaign 2002
International Studies Association
  A Neo-Classical Liberal Perspective on Human Rights 2009
  Int’l Human Rights: An Alternative Interpretation and a Defense 2008
Association for Legal and Social Philosophy
  Human Rights: A Reinterpretation 2008
  A Question of Freedom: Violence against Women 2007


Jane Smith, Distinguished Professor, Political Science, University of State X,
         University mailing address
         Phone   Department ; Office ; Fax

John Doe, Professor and Chair, Political Science, University of State X,
         University mailing address
         Phone   Department ; Office ; Fax

Ann Citizen, Professor, History, University of State X,
         University mailing address
         Phone   Department ; Office ; Fax

Dora Polita, Professor, Political Science, University of State X
         University mailing address
         Phone   Department ; Office ; Fax





1. unenclosed - December 16, 2009 at 02:36 pm

Some questions:
-- If the school is in the top 5, wouldn't everyone who receives the CV be aware of that? If so, is there any advantage to including it?
-- Is it standard to include a short abstract of the dissertation? Wouldn't that be in the cover letter, making this unnecessarily repetitive?
-- The summary of "research experience" seems to include things that pretty much every graduate student does. I can understand why this might be valuable for a resume, which might be read by someone who doesn't have the same educational background, but on a CV it doesn't seem to add anything.
-- If what he has listed under "teaching experience" at "U of State X" are not classes taught but TAships, should it be made clear that he was not the instructor of record for these classes, and should the instructor of record be included?

2. oneminerva - December 18, 2009 at 03:24 pm

In response to "unenclosed":
It is not the school but the student who is ranked no 5.
I have seen the abstract on other CVs, but I agree that it seems the wrong place for it.

I also believe TA or instructor of record should be specified - and the courses you have taught is not the same as what you want to teach. How about a separate category called "teaching/research interests"?

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