Open Summer Positions at Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM)

  • Counselor positions (for current undergrads)
  • Faculty positions (for teachers, professors, and professionals able to work during the summer)
  • Junior Faculty positions (for graduate students and early career teachers)

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics: Summer Faculty and Junior Faculty Positions

This summer, change the lives of underserved students with exceptional potential in math: teach them what mathematics really is.

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking instructors for a program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. Faculty design and teach their own courses to bright middle school students from low-income and historically marginalized communities. Ideal faculty candidates include college or university professors with strong teaching backgrounds, and middle or high school teachers with strong mathematics backgrounds. Junior faculty positions are also available for graduate students and early career teachers, and we encourage applications from other professionals with an interest in math education.

During summer 2019, we will run residential programs at college campus in upstate New York and Southern California, and day programs in New York City and Los Angeles.

Residential Program (BEAM Summer Away):

Compensation: $5,000 for four weeks (or $3,300 for junior faculty such as graduate students or early-career teachers), plus room, board, and a transportation stipend.

Location: Bard College and Union College, both located about 2 hours out of NYC, and a college campus in Southern California TBA. Our students, all from high-poverty communities in New York City and Los Angeles, will be discovering a new environment in these idyllic settings.

CA Dates: June 20 to July 17, 2019 (tentative)

NY Dates: July 4 to July 31, 2019

Courses at BEAM Summer Away can be:

  • Pure math such as number theory, combinatorics, graph theory, or logic;
  • Applied math such as circuit design, programming, astrophysics, or genetics; or
  • Problem solving, either Math Team Strategies or Solving Big Problems.

Non-residential Program (BEAM Discovery):

Compensation: $2,400-$5,600 for six weeks depending on course load (part-time positions available).

Location: New York City, Los Angeles

LA Dates: June 19 to July 30, 2019

NYC Dates: July 2 to August 13, 2019

BEAM Discovery teachers receive guidance to plan courses in one or two of the following:

  • Logical Reasoning introduces logical reasoning including deductive logic, case analysis, working methodically, and proof by contradiction.
  • Math Fundamentals leads students to understand mathematics from school without relying on memorized procedures.
  • Math Team Strategies exposes students to problems that require creativity, primarily through math contest problems.
  • Applied Math introduces students to different areas of work related to mathematics. Examples include programming, astronomy, mathematical biology (such as predator and prey models, or genetics), or estimation and Fermi problems.

For both:

We’ve found that the community of teachers that we create, bringing together instructors from across many different academic areas, is one of the program’s strengths and provides a great experience for all participants.

Good candidates will work well on a close-knit team and will be able to bring unique curriculum perspectives to the program. Experience with other extracurricular outreach programs (such as math summer programs or math circles, MATHCOUNTS, programming workshops, or similar) are also a plus. We will provide mentorship, textbooks, and other resources as needed.

This is a unique opportunity to influence the lives of young students. 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 many hours of math each day (and loving it). We hope that you will join us (and them)!

For more information and the application, contact us at info@beammath.org or visit our website at www.beammath.org/jobs

Counselor/Teaching Assistant

This summer, change the lives of talented middle school students from underserved backgrounds. 

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking undergraduate students or recent graduates to be counselors and teaching assistants for a summer program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. During summer 2019, we will run residential programs at college campus in upstate New York and Southern California, and day programs in New York City and Los Angeles.

At both programs, 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; you’ll also be a TA for classes on topics such as number theory, combinatorics, problem solving, and computer science. At our residential program, counselors will also live with the students in the campus dorms. Be a role model and guide for students who are just beginning to set their educational path!

Counselors must be strong mathematically, be reliable, and take initiative. They should be charismatic and able to help the kids have fun. All counselors must be at least 18 years old by the beginning of the program.

Residential Program (BEAM Summer Away):
Compensation: $2,600 for four weeks, plus room, board, and a transportation stipend.
NY Locations: Bard College, Union College
NY Dates: July 4 to July 31, 2019
CA Location: TBA college campus in Southern California
CA Dates: June 20 to July 17, 2019

Non-residential Program (BEAM Discovery):

Compensation: $3,840 for six weeks, breakfast/lunch on weekdays, an unlimited MetroCard at the NYC program

Location: Los Angeles, New York City

LA Dates: June 19 to July 30, 2019

NYC Dates: July 2 to August 13, 2019

Deadline: rolling, but please apply by February 18, 2019 for full consideration.

For more information and to apply: https://www.beammath.org/counselor-info/

Email us with questions at info@beammath.org