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These are advertisements from the current edition of the NAM Newsletter. For advertisements from past edition, see: https://www.nam-math.org/past-advertisements.html.


Department of Mathematics -- Syracuse University

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Mathematics, Analysis

The Department of Mathematics, Syracuse University, seeks to fill \textbf{one tenure-track position in the area of Analysis at the assistant professor level, beginning August 2019}. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Mathematical Material Science/Applied Analysis.

This recruitment is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of Bio-enabled Science and Technology. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for faculty positions for a research cluster in the focus area of Material Science. Faculty hired in these positions will build on our existing strengths in Non-linear Analysis (\url{http://math.syr.edu/research/analysis.html}) and will participate in an organized research cluster that spans multiple departments of College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering.

A PhD in a related field is required; PhD in Mathematics is preferred. Post-doc training is also preferred. Candidates should have a record of accomplishment and potential I both research and teaching.

The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Applications must be done in two steps: Step 1: Candidates must submit an online faculty application with a CV at https://www.sujobopps.com (job # 074291) Step 2: Candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, a research and a teaching statement, three letters of recommendation addressing research qualifications, and at least one letter of recommendation addressing teaching at http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs). Screening of candidates begins February 1, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Colby College – Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Two visiting assistant professor positions in mathematics, September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. We seek outstanding teachers with research interests that closely mesh with those of the continuing mathematics faculty in the department. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in mathematics and must have significant teaching experience as instructors of record. Please see our full ad at http://www.colby.edu/mathstats/faculty-searches/ for more information and application instructions. All materials should be submitted online at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/13727. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled..


Duke University - Academic Resource Center, Assistant Director - Math Specialist/Learning Consultant

Duke University’s Academic Resource Center is seeking an Assistant Director - Math Specialist/Learning Consultant. Details about the position and how to apply can be found here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25017&siteid=5172#jobDetails=1352816_5172 The position closes on March 31, 2019.

 


Summer MAA Project NExT - 2019 Cohort


MAA Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a year-long professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences. The program is designed to connect new faculty with expert teachers and leaders in the mathematics community and address the three main aspects of an academic career: teaching, research, and service. 

MAA Project NExT welcomes and encourages applications from new and recent PhDs in postdoctoral, tenure- track, and visiting positions. We particularly encourage applicants from underrepresented groups, including women and minorities. Applications for the 2019 cohort of MAA Project NExT Fellows are due on April 15, 2019 and can be found at projectnext.maa.org.

Application instructions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/maa-project-next and must be received by December 1, 2018. For more information about MAA Project NExT, please visit projectnext.maa.org or contact projectnext@maa.org.

 


NAM Oral History Project

At the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, a team of graduate student researchers from Teachers College, Columbia University conducted short interviews (between 5 - 10 minutes) with NAM members about their experiences with NAM and mathematics in general. We'd like to thank everyone who participated - 30 folks so far!

If you'd like to be interviewed, it's not too late - these stories will be used to help update the Mathematicians of the African Diaspora website and to produce a podcast on the history and impact of NAM. This project is led by Dr. Erica Walker (lifetime member of NAM, professor of mathematics education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and author of Beyond Banneker: Black mathematicians and the paths to excellence). Please email ewalker@tc.edu if you would like to participate, and a member of the production team will get in touch with you to set up an interview by phone or videoconference.


Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics -- Summer Positions Available (including for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates)


Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics: Summer 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 campuses 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 the end of February for full consideration.

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

Email us with questions at info@beammath.org


SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS19)

The SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS19) will take place on 19-23 May 2019 at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Snowbird, Utah, USA. Although abstract submissions have passed, pre-registration is open until 22 April. In addition to a scientifically exciting conference and fantastic invited speakers from dynamical systems and its applications, the conference includes a mentoring session and other activities. For more information, go to the conference website at https://www.siam.org/conferences/CM/Main/ds19.


AMS MRC workshop -- Explicit methods in arithmetic geometry in characteristic p -- Feb 15th Deadline

We invite early-career mathematicians from a diverse range of backgrounds (including number theory, algebraic geometry, and commutative algebra) to apply to the AMS MRC workshop “Explicit methods in arithmetic geometry in characteristic p” (http://www.ams.org/programs/research-communities/2019MRC-Explicit), to be held on June 16-22 2019 at the Whispering Pines Conference Center in West Greenwich, Rhode Island.

The MRC is a collaborative research conference where junior participants work together on research problems in small groups. In addition, there will also be expository talks on theoretical tools, and some professional development activities. Prior experience with collaborative research projects is not required; when in doubt as to whether your background is suitable for the MRC, please reach out to us.

Precise eligibility requirements can be found at www.mathprograms.org/db/programs/690. Please note that US citizens based at foreign institutions count as “US-based” for AMS funding purposes, and that some funding is available for non-US citizens as well.

Applications are now being accepted on mathprograms.org. The deadline is February 15, 2019. We are particularly looking for diversity among the applicants. We would like to strongly encourage you to apply!

We are fortunate to have the following mathematicians on our advisory board:

Advisors (on site for the entire week): Andrew Obus, Bjorn Poonen, Doug Ulmer Visiting Advisors (on site for two days each): Danny Krashen, Joe Silverman, Christelle Vincent External Advisors (available via Skype): Piotr Achinger, Matt Baker, Jennifer Balakrishnan, Kirsten Eisentraeger, David Harbater, Rachel Pries, Andrew Sutherland, Sofia Tirabassi


AIM Spring Opportunities Workshop

April 15-17, 2019 the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) in San Jose, California is organizing a workshop, sponsored by both AIM and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to prepare women and underrepresented minorities for work in academia, industry, and government laboratories. Senior professionals will provide insight on things they wish someone had told them before they left graduate school, some of the surprises they found upon entering the workplace, how they managed to overcome the difficulties they encountered, and some of the mathematics they use in their work. The workshop will target mathematicians at various stages of their careers, including graduate students and postdocs.Applications are open to all, and we especially encourage women, underrepresented minorities, junior mathematicians, and researchers from primarily undergraduate institutions to apply. If you would like to participate, please apply by filling out the online form which can be found here: https://aimath.org/cgi-bin/participantapply.prl?workshop=763 . Application review will begin February 1, 2019, and will continue until all positions are filled - it is recommended to apply by February 22, 2019.


500 Women Scientists’ Fellowship for the Future

Women of color experience gender biases in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) spaces that vary with their race (Double Jeopardy? Gender Bias Against Women in Science, 2014). In response, 500 Women Scientists has launched the Fellowship for the Future to recognize the contributions and leadership of women of color in STEM.

In the words of 500 Women Scientists co-founder Kelly Ramirez-Donders, “Increasing the visibility of women scientists is foundational to changing expectations for what a scientist looks like and for giving a voice to those who have been marginalized. This is why 500 Women Scientists will continue to position women, especially women of color, in leadership roles and support them with resources for their success.”

Each year, the Fellowship for the Future will recognize leaders who run projects that help make the STEM community more inclusive, equitable, and socially just. Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend, leadership training, ancillary funds to cover project expenses, and support from the 500 Women Scientists’ leadership team and Advisory Board to amplify the reach and impact of their projects.

Please share information about this fellowship with your colleagues or mentees who may be interested in applying. We are also fundraising to fund our first two cohorts. More information about the program and how you can contribute to the 500 Women Scientists Founding Fundraiser campaign is available at: https://500womenscientists.org/fellowship-for-the-future. Those interested in endowments, university contributions, or corporate sponsorships can contact us at fellowship@500womenscientists.org.