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GRADUATE STUDENT & POSTDOC OPPORTUNITIES

Organization: The New York Academy of Sciences
Opportunity: Call for applications for their Scientist-in-Residence program
Additional information: Find a flyer for the program here
Deadline: Applications due June 14, 2024
Application: Click here
Contact for Questions: Rea Ruiz (she/they) <rruiz@nyas.org>

Description:

New York Academy of Sciences has started recruiting for their Scientist-in-Residence program, which pairs scientists with NYC public school educators and supports them in creating and implementing a year-long research project.

Currently looking for graduate students, postdocs, and STEM professionals who are interested in volunteering in a Grades 2-12 STEM classroom, mentoring students and sharing their passion for the sciences. In addition to the chance to develop their teaching and mentoring skills, accepted participants also receive a stipend, and a year membership to the Academy!

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Organization: 2024 Summer Bridge Program – Academic Success Programs; Columbia University
Opportunity: Calculus and Statistics In Person Instructor (2 separate positions)
Additional information: Both Positions are Part-time: 10 hours per week; This is a paid position. A competitive salary will be determined by experience.
Deadline: Friday, June 21 2024
Application Process:
Please indicate which Instructor position you are interested in and send resume and cover letter to: Academic Success Programs, Columbia University, 2920 Broadway, 403 Lerner Hall, MC 1201, New York, NY 10027 | asp@columbia.edu
Contact for Questions: Jason Collado <jc2783@columbia.edu>

Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach Calculus or Statistics to pre-First-Year students;
  • Create diagnostic examinations and develop appropriate curriculum;
  • Provide problem and solution sets;
  • Grade homework assignments;
  • Provide individualized assistance through scheduled office hours;
  • Participate in staff meetings; and
  • Complete weekly student performance evaluations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree or doctoral candidate in Calculus, Statistics, Math, Engineering or related area.
  • Previous teaching experience or Teaching Assistant.
  • Must be able to work effectively with a group of highly motivated students who will enter Columbia College or Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science in fall 2022

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Teaching assignment begins on July 10, 2024 1and ends on August 3, 2024.
  • Candidate must be available to participate in the Instructor Orientation prior to the Summer Program.
  • A list of references must be provided prior to the interview.

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Organization: Math-M-Addicts (MMA)
Opportunity
: Assistant Teachers for MMA’s Saturday math enrichment program in NYC
Additional information: Program link |  Teacher list
Deadline: N/A
Application Process: 1)
Submit a resume and cover letter to careers@mathmaddicts.org. Include in your cover letter information about your math background which you feel will help us determine the student group level best matched to your experience. 2) (Optional) Visit the program 3) Present solutions to two problems from a former entrance exam to a couple of MMA teachers.
Contact for Questions:
Ruvim Breydo <ruvim@mathmaddicts.org>

Description:

A Head Teacher and one or more Assistant Teachers work together to instruct students in grades 5-12 using the teaching methods and curriculum developed by MMA’s founders. The program aims to provide insight into advanced-level math. After one or more semesters in an Assistant Teacher role, candidates may be invited to become a Head Teacher.

Assistant Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Head Teacher in leading classes

  • Help maintain student engagement by assisting in discussions

  • Give Head Teacher feedback on which students may need extra help

  • Work with students individually and in small groups

  • Assume Head Teacher responsibilities in his/her absence

  • Meet with MMA founders to review course materials

Assistant Teacher Qualifications: 

  • A degree in math, science, or engineering

  • Fluency in areas such as combinatorics, number theory, the pigeon-hole principle, graphs, mathematical induction, geometry, and game theory

  • Experience with a math circle or math team is a plus

  • Experience teaching in a collaborative environment is a plus

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Organization: American Mathematical Society
Opportunity: Call for Applications for travel support
Deadline: Apply for Travel Support by July 26

Description: Apply for $250 toward travel support for AMS Sectional Meetings

Will you present your research or attend an AMS Sectional Meeting this fall? Apply for $250 toward your travel to one of the Fall Sectional meetings below. Enjoy special sessions, network with peers, and shop at the on-site AMS Bookstore with support from the AMS.

Fall Central Sectional Meeting, September 14-15, 2024, University of Texas, San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting, October 5-6, 2024, Georgia Southern University, Savannah, GA
Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting, October 19-20, 2024, University at Albany, Albany, NY
Fall Western Sectional Meeting, October 26-27, 2024, University of California, Riverside, CA

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Organization: The Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science, University of California Berkeley
Opportunity: The Kathryn A Day Miller Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Additional information: Find all of the fellowship and application details here.
Deadline for Nominations 2025-2028 are due by September 12, 2024, 11:59pm (-7 GMT)
Completed applications are due by October 10, 2024, 11:59pm (-7 GMT)
Application: Click here
Contact for Questions:
The Miller Institute Fellowship Program or Awards, please contact the Miller Institute at millerinstitute@berkeley.edu
The Miller Institute Fellowship Application process, please contact the Miller Institute at miller-competition@berkeley.edu
Technical assistance with the Miller Institute Online system, please contact the Miller Institute miller_adm@berkeley.edu

Description:

Miller Research Fellowships are intended for exceptional young scientists of great promise who have recently been awarded, or who are about to be awarded, the doctoral degree. Miller Fellows are expected to begin their Fellowship shortly after being awarded their Ph.D. A short period as a post-doctoral fellow elsewhere does not exclude eligibility, however, candidates who have already completed substantial postdoctoral training are unlikely to be successful except in unusual circumstances. Postdocs cannot have had more than two years of postdoctoral experience from other institutions at the time of their proposed fellowship start date. Candidates cannot have been employed as an assistant professor, associate professor or professor in order to be eligible. Per the terms of the gift establishing the Institute, a nominee cannot hold a paid or unpaid position on the Berkeley campus at the time of nomination or throughout the competition and award cycle, which can run through the end of February. Nominees who are non-US citizens must show eligibility for obtaining J-1 Scholar visa status for the duration of the Miller Fellowship. Non-US citizens will be required to prove English language proficiency prior to award. The Miller Institute does not support H1B visa status. The Fellowship term must commence between July 1 and September 1 of the award year. Eligible nominees will be invited by the Institute to apply for the fellowship after the nomination has been reviewed and accepted. The nominee’s email address becomes the candidate’s unique ID, so please confirm your nominee’s preferred and correct email address. Direct applications and self-nominations are not accepted. ALL nominations must be submitted online.

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT OPPPORTUNITIES

Organization: The Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI)
Opportunity
: BRING MATH workshop that will take place October 3-4, 2024
Additional information: The workshop will be hosted at Argonne National Laboratory and sponsored by IMSI. The workshop is also open to faculty who wish to accompany a group of students to the workshop. 
Deadline: Applications due June 28, 2024
Application: Click here + scroll to the bottom of the page to access application portal
Contact for Questions:
bring-math@imsi.institute

Description:

The third iteration of the BRING MATH workshop will take place October 3-4, 2024. Its purpose is to expose undergraduates to research in mathematics and statistics being done at Argonne and its connections with real world applications, and to educate them about  opportunities related to the mathematical sciences which are available to them, both during summers and longer term.

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