The CV template (below) in use by the University of Vaasa complies with good scientific practice as outlined by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK), Universities Finland UNIFI and the Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences Arene ry and the Academy of Finland.

A researcher must present, in full, all merits and commitments or potential conflicts of interest that are relevant to the application or to the career stage of the applicant.

To ensure equal and fair evaluation of the applicant’s merits, the following order of presentation must be used:

Personal details

  • Full name expressed as: surname (also earlier surnames), given names
  • gender
  • date and place of birth
  • current residence and contact details (incl. email address)

Education and degrees awarded

  • degree title (most recent first), educational institution, major subject, graduation date, contact details to facilitate verification of the highest degree earned)
  • title of docent: field, university and date when conferred

Other education and training, qualifications and skills

  • other studies aiming at a degree, qualifications or supplementary education and training: name of educational or training programme, extent of education and training, organiser, start and completion (estimated) date of education or training
  • other skills

Linguistic skills

Current position

  • current position, employer and place of work, start and end date of employment relation (possible part-time nature of work must be stated, brief job description if necessary)
  • research career phase if not directly evident from the foregoing
  • grant researcher: source of funding, purpose of grant and funding period
  • full-time student: institution and major subject
  • secondary occupation, additional work experience, other commitments and potential conflicts of interest relevant to the application (e.g. commitments in a company)

Previous work experience

  • earlier employment relations and grant periods (the most recent one first) incl. longer-term visits abroad: job description, employer and place of work or funding organisation, start and end date of the employment relation (possible part-time nature of work must be stated, brief job description if necessary)
  • earlier secondary occupations, additional work experience, other commitments and potential conflicts of interest relevant to the application (e.g. commitments in a company)
  • career breaks: family leaves, military or non-military service terms, other leaves of absence (with start and end dates), other reasons. NB The inclusion of the above data is optional, but it may have a positive impact on the evaluation of applications and the eligibility of the researcher, for instance, when the application presumes a specific career stage.

Research merits - Research funding, leadership and supervision experience

  • major research funding (grants and appropriations): source of funding, funding period and amount of funding
  • role in the preparation of funding applications for a research group (name of principal investigator)
  • leadership in research work (eg. leading research groups, projects)
  • supervision of post-doc researchers (number of supervised researchers or their names and graduation dates), supervisory role (main/primary/responsible or secondary supervisor)
  • experience as officially appointed supervisor to undergraduate and post-graduate students/doctoral students (cf. above)
  • planned or initiated research projects

Merits in teaching and pedagogical competence

  • pedagogical training and competence
  • Degree programme leadership
  • involvement in curriculum planning and the implementation of courses: subject, study hours, course level and duration
  • development of teaching methods
  • supervision of theses
  • merits in the training of responsible conduct of research and innovation practices (subject, study hours, course level and duration)
  • teaching awards

Awards, prizes and honours

  • Awards, prizes and honours granted for scientific, artistic or research merits or on the basis of the recipient’s academic career

Other academic merits

  • service as a pre-examiner or as an opponent of a doctoral dissertation, as a member in dissertation committees (abroad)
  • evaluation of academic/scientific or artistic competence (e.g. title of docent)
  • member of international peer evaluation committees of funding applications (e.g. European Research Council)
  • memberships and positions of trust in scientific and scholarly societies
  • membership in national or international expert groups , evaluation or steering committees, as well as other expert duties
  • positions as editor-in-chief, editor, or member of editorial boards of scientific and scholarly journals and publication series
  • referee for scientific and scholarly journals
  • administrative responsibilities at higher education institutions or at research organisations, responsibilities in the higher education community
  • invited keynote lectures abroad

Scientific and societal impact of research

  • Total number of publications and, e.g., 10 most important and/or most cited publications according to a relevant database (a list of publications according to the Publication Type Classification used by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture)
  • artistic works and processes
  • merits related to the production and distribution of research results and research data
  • merits related to the application of research results
  • invention disclosures, patents and other commercialisation-related merits (e.g. spin-off companies and trademarks)
  • merits in science communication and expert assignments in the media

Positions of trust in society and other societal merits

  • significant positions of trust, expert duties and assignments (also research-based policy-advice tasks)
  • other social merits, honours, medals, decorations and Finnish military rank (optional)

Other merits