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Canada/USA Mathcamp - Graduate Student Mentors

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

Canada/USA Mathcamp is looking for graduate students as leaders 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. Be an architect of an experience that those kids will cherish for years.

Canada/USA Mathcamp 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 camp is located at Colby College in Waterville, ME.

The mentor job is a hybrid between a teaching position and a camp counselor role. Your primary responsibilities are academic (teaching, advising projects, talking to students informally about math), but you also contribute to making the program an intense and immersive experience for the campers. It will be an intense and immersive experience for you as well: a lot of work, but also extremely rewarding.

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. They cultivate the rich life of the camp by planning activities, setting camp policy, and serving as residential advisors for the students. 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!

Compensation: $5,200 stipend plus room, board, and travel expenses. For more information on the position and how to apply, please visit our website.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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Mathematics Foundation of America (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Computational Sciences
Operations Research

Abstract Algebra
Discrete Mathematics
Mathematical Physics
Mathematics Education
Number Theory
Real Analysis

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 3/24/2022
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