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Available Positions

Please contact us for more information on any of these positions.  You may also be interested in our page of year-round positions.

BEAM 6 Faculty (Summer NYC)

This summer, change the lives of talented 6th-grade students from underserved backgrounds.

BEAM, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Foundation, is seeking instructors for a program that creates a realistic pathway for low-income students to pursue mathematics, engineering, programming, and other STEM careers. Faculty will teach courses for students who have few resources but lots of potential. Courses include Logical Reasoning, Math Fundamentals, and Math Team Strategies.  Faculty can also design and propose their own courses in Applied Math or for the Afternoon Math Circle.

We seek:

  • experienced and creative school teachers,
  • college or university professors who want to give back and expand the mathematics pipeline,
  • professionals with a strong background and an interest in sharing their work,
  • individuals with a strong background in engineering, computer science, or similar fields for our applied courses.

Additionally, we have opportunities for graduate students in STEM fields or early-career teachers.

All faculty must be available for our entire session dates (July 10-August 11) as well as for staff training on July 6 and 7 and camp wrap-up on August 14 and 15. Both part-time (teaching an hour and helping for an hour of study hall) and full-time (teaching two courses per day) positions are available. Faculty must also be available to prepare their classes prior to the program. We will provide mentorship, textbooks, and other resources as needed.

The program runs at a school in Manhattan easily accessible by most subway lines. The salary ranges from $2000-$5800 depending on course load.  Additionally, faculty are warmly invited to join students for breakfast and lunch as well as activities and field trips, building out the program's community.

For more information and the application, please contact us

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BEAM 7 Faculty (Summer Residential)

[Filled for Summer 2017]

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

BEAM, a project of the Art of Problem Solving Foundation, is seeking instructors for a program that creates a realistic pathway for low-income students to pursue mathematics, engineering, programming, and other STEM careers. Faculty will develop and teach courses aimed at students who have few resources but lots of potential. Faculty can teach combinatorics, number theory, problem solving, graph theory, game theory, circuit design, or other topics of their choice to students who (up until now) have never been exposed to such a wide array of mathematical possibilities. Each faculty member has the ability to propose and develop new courses based solely on your interests. All course ideas are welcome as long as they lead students to deep, mathematical reasoning.

We seek:

  • college or university professors who want to give back and expand the mathematics pipeline,
  • experienced school teachers with strong mathematics backgrounds,
  • professionals with a strong background and an interest in sharing their work,
  • individuals with a strong background in engineering, computer science, or similar fields who will enable students to apply mathematical reasoning in applied courses.

Additionally, junior faculty positions are available, intended for graduate students in STEM fields or early-career teachers.

All faculty must be available for our entire session dates (July 6-August 2) 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 two college campuses in upstate New York, and you will have some flexibility in deciding which site you prefer. The salary is $5000 for faculty, and $3300 for junior faculty.  In addition, food, housing, and transportation are all provided.

For more information and the application, please contact us.

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BEAM Counselor/TA (Summer Residential and Summer NYC)

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

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics, 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. 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.

Counselors must be strong mathematically, be reliable and take initiative. You will have a chance to take time off, but this is a very intense experience and you should be prepared for it!

Residential Program

Compensation: $2,600 for four weeks, plus room, board, and a transportation stipend. 
Location: Bard College and a second campus TBA
Dates: July 6 to August 2, 2017

Non-residential Program

Compensation: $3,600 for six weeks, plus an unlimited MetroCard and breakfast/lunch on weekdays.
Location: New York City
Dates: July 5 to August 15, 2017

Deadline: rolling, but please apply by February 13, 2017 for full consideration. Email us for more information.