Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving: Faculty Positions

Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving: Faculty Positions

This summer, change the lives of talented 7th-grade students from underserved backgrounds: teach them what mathematics really is.

The Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Foundation, is seeking instructors for a program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics.  Faculty design and teach their own courses to bright but underserved middle school students.  Courses can be pure math (such as number theory, combinatorics, graph theory, etc.); applied math (such as circuit design, astrophysics, or programming); or problem solving (both contest-based and more general).  Our students have tremendous potential and a strong ability for abstract reasoning, but because of their schools and backgrounds they often have not had the same training as more affluent peers.  They are devoted, doing seven hours of math per day (and loving it).

We seek:

  • college or university professors (or outstanding graduate students) who want to give back and expand the mathematics pipeline,
  • outstanding school teachers with strong mathematics backgrounds,
  • professionals with a strong background and an interest in sharing their work.

All instructors must be available July 3 through July 30 and must be available to prepare their classes prior to the program. We will provide mentorship, textbooks, and other resources as needed.

The program runs at Bard College, a beautiful, secluded campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (about two hours north of NYC). Food, housing, transportation, and a stipend is provided.

For more information and the application, contact Daniel Zaharopol: dan_zaharopol@artofproblemsolving.org, or visit our website: http://www.artofproblemsolving.org/spmps

Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving: Counselor/TA Positions

This summer, change the lives of talented 7th-grade students from underserved backgrounds.

The Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Foundation, is seeking undergraduate students or recent graduates to be counselors and TAs for a summer program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. The program will take place at Bard College in summer 2013 and counselors will live with the students in Bard dorms. You’ll create a vibrant social experience for kids who are discovering for the first time that there are other people who like doing mathematics. As a counselor, you’ll have both an academic and a non-academic role:

  • Be a role model and mentor to the students,
  • Supervise students and run activities each day for them to relax and socialize, and
  • Assist in mathematics courses: guide students through challenging problems, assist instructors, and help give feedback to students on their work.

We’re looking for counselors who have a lot of initiative and maturity, who will inspire the students to do better, and who are good at math. The camp’s academics will be challenging to everyone, with courses on topics such as combinatorics, number theory, problem solving, graph theory, game theory, and more, so you’ll get plenty of chance to stretch your mathematical muscles.  (You do not need to know these specific topics to come.)

All counselors must be available July 3 through July 30. You will have a chance to take time off, but this is a very intense experience and you should be prepared for it!

The program runs at Bard College, a beautiful, secluded campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (about two hours north of NYC). Food, housing, transportation, and a stipend is provided.

For more information and the application, contact us at spmps@artofproblemsolving.org or visit our website at http://www.artofproblemsolving.org/spmps

Gateway Middle School 6th Grade Math/Science Teacher

Materials
• Commitment to Gateway’s mission is essential, including a desire to work with a diverse student body, including and to working with students from diverse backgrounds
• Ability to work collaboratively with a dedicated staff and involved parent body
• At least 3 years experience working with middle school students preferred and teaching experience in an urban public school preferred
• Desire to be part of building the larger school culture and community
• Current California credential required (Multiple Subject or Math and Science Single Subjects)
• Bilingual candidates and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply

To Apply: Please email the following to jobs@gatewaymiddle.org: a) a cover letter addressing your interest in Gateway Middle and this position as well as information about your previous experience and personal qualifications; b) a detailed resume; and c) three letters of recommendation. You may include additional information, if desired.
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Leadership High School Math and Science Teacher/Advisor

Leadership High School is an independent public charter high school in San Francisco. (The school is not affiliated with any charter management organization.)  Our mission is to serve San Francisco and its diverse students by providing an excellent education and developing effective community leaders.  Our vision is to achieve this mission by ensuring that every child is known well by at least one adult and by fostering a learning community that, based in inquiry, is focused on equity and diversity.  Our rigorous program prepares 100% of our students, most of whom are members of groups traditionally underserved in public education, for college.  Graduation is based on completion of the UC A-G requirements, Exhibition, Portfolio Defense, and mastery of our four School-Wide Outcomes of Communication, Personal Responsibility, Social Responsibility, and Critical Thinking.

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Westborough Middle School Math Teacher

Materials
Valid California Single Subject Math or Foundational-Level Math Credential
EL Authorization
NCLB Compliance No hard copies accepted. Online applications must include (in this order):
Letter of Introduction
Resume
Three Recent Letters of Recommendation
Start date: August 11, 2014.

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South San Francisco High School Math Teacher

Materials
Valid California Single Subject Math Credential
EL Authorization
NCLB Compliance
No hard copies accepted. Online applications must include (in this order):
Letter of Introduction
Resume
Three Recent Letters of Recommendation

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Algebra II Teacher at KIPP San Francisco College Prep

KIPP San Francisco College Prep opened in August 2013 and serves students from KIPP Bayview Academy, KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy, and other San Francisco students who are committed to doing whatever it takes to get to college.

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Long-term Substitute Geometry Teacher, Aspire Golden State College Preparatory Academy

Provide a high quality instruction within a small school environment where every student is known and valued as an individual; uphold the mission and values of Aspire Public Schools and contribute to our goal that every student in California has access to a high quality public education.

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OUSD: Middle School Science Specialist / 12 Months (Department: Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction)

BASIC FUNCTION: Promote and support the OUSD strategic plan to ensure all students are college and career ready.  All department members will provide support and professional development through research-based promising practices to build teacher and leader capacity in content and pedagogy to produce equitable and excellent outcomes for students in the Full Service Community Schools framework.  They will develop and lead implementation of a Core Curriculum aligned to the Common Core Standards.

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AP Statistics Teacher at KIPP San Jose Collegiate

In the San Francisco Bay Area, five KIPP middle schools and three KIPP high schools are closing the achievement gap between low-income students and their more advantaged peers. Two additional middle schools will open in East San Jose in the summer of 2014. These tuition-free, college-preparatory schools are located in the underserved neighborhoods of Bayview Hunters Point, Potrero Hill, and the Western Addition in San Francisco, East San Jose, San Lorenzo, and West Oakland. KIPP Bay Area Schools serves more than 2,800 students.

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SFSU University Scholarship

Students with financial need (file a FAFSA or CA Dream), demonstrated academic achievement, and community involvement.

Must be enrolled at SF State at least half:

- time for the current academic year and full

- time for the upcoming academic year. 3.0 minimum undergrad SF State GPA; 3.5 minimum grad SF State GPA.

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