As a PhD student I have been invited to give a guest lecture in an MSc in my university in another department.

Should I add this to my CV if I intend to apply for academic jobs? If so, what should this look like in my CV? In which section would it go?

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  • @MichaelHardy The more you know! Thanks! (but doesn't everything look good on a CV?(joke)) Feb 1, 2016 at 20:05
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    Yes you should.It means that someone wanted you
    – Autistic
    Feb 1, 2016 at 23:29

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I've seen a lot of CVs include guest lecturer. You would include it in the Teaching section of your CV. A quick google for "guest lecturer cv" will show you some examples.

Do note, this is generally different than an invited speaker though. A Guest Lecturer comes and teaches a class where as an Invited Speaker comes to give a talk or seminar or colloquium. If this is an invited talk then you'd still list it on your CV, but in the Invited Talks section.

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    How would you differentiate between them? Invited speaker vs guest lecturer Feb 1, 2016 at 14:53
  • @AnderBiguri Updated with a distinction. Feb 1, 2016 at 14:55

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