I am a Ph.D. student in mathematics, and I am currently applying for jobs. There are some talks that I will be giving later this month and the next few months. Should I put future, confirmed talks on my CV? If so, how should I denote that it is an upcoming talk?

  • Always consult with your adviser for the discipline-specific culture. I probably wouldn't put them on, unless they are invited talks.
    – Orion
    Commented Mar 2, 2015 at 4:44

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I think there is, in principle, nothing wrong for you to put these talks on your CV provided (i) they will really happen, and (ii) it is clear that they are in the future -- so put a (future) date next to them.

As a graduate student applying for jobs, you are in the same situation as all of the other graduate students: your CV is still pretty short. It is fair to add facts to it that will happen in the future (though it is, obviously, not ok to embellish by listing talks that you only may give but that may not in fact really happen).

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    If the talk was accepted for presentation at a conference based on a peer reviewed abstract, then there's somewhat more to it than just a planned presentation. In that case, I'd state "Accepted for presentation at the 25th X conference." Commented Mar 2, 2015 at 6:02
  • I don't feel the necessity of the talks to really happen in the future. It is the same as the manuscripts under preparation or papers submitted to conferences or journals.
    – enthu
    Commented Mar 2, 2015 at 8:20

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