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01/28/19

Summer 2019 Positions for Mathematics Grad Students

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities, Teaching Opportunities

Canada/USA Mathcamp is looking for graduate students as leaders for its summer 2019 session.

  • When: June 19 to August 1, 2019
  • Where: Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
  • Compensation: $4,000 stipend plus room and board for six weeks, and travel expenses
  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
  • Details and online application: http://www.mathcamp.org/mentor/

This summer, we invite you to:

Be a leader in a vibrant community of talented and enthusiastic high-school students and energetic faculty. 

Teach and learn what most interests you, in an atmosphere of freedom and excitement. 

Be a friend and mentor to 120 marvelous kids. 

Be an architect of an experience that those 120 kids will cherish for years.

Canada/USA Mathcamp (www.mathcamp.org) is a summer program for talented high school students from all over the United States, Canada, and the rest of the world. At Mathcamp, students interact with world-class mathematicians, explore advanced topics in mathematics, and find a true intellectual peer group.

The mentor job is a hybrid between a teaching position and a camp counselor role. Your primary responsibility is to teach great classes, and you’ll be doing this in the context of a residential summer program: you live, eat, and play with the campers. It’s a lot of work and a lot of fun.

As a mentor at Mathcamp, you get an amazing teaching experience: there is no set curriculum, so you create your own classes and teach the math you’re interested in. From group theory to projective geometry, from complex analysis to cryptography, from fractals to voting theory – there is an abundance of mathematics that can be taught (with a little imagination) at camp level. You’ll have support (in both curriculum design and pedagogy) from master teachers, and you’ll work with students who are exceptionally smart and engaged.

Mentors are also the camp’s primary leaders and organizers, and cultivate the rich life of the camp by planning activities, setting camp policy, and serving as residential counselors—essentially, running the camp, and bringing it to life with creative ideas, inside and outside the classroom. Initiative, flexibility, and tolerance for a certain degree of chaos are a must—that is part of what makes Mathcamp an exciting place to work!

Since women and minority students often face a shortage of role models in mathematics, we are especially eager to recruit mentors from these groups.

For more information on the position and how to apply, visit http://www.mathcamp.org/mentor/.