Student Employment Opportunities

Grading

Each semester we hire students as graders for Mathematics and Statistics courses. Please contact Danielle Benedetto for more information about grading for the department.

Math Fellows

Math Fellows are undergraduate teaching assistants attached to specific mathematics courses, including MATH 105, 106, 111, 111i, 121, 211, 220, 250, 260, 271, 272, 350, 355, 360, and 370. Math Fellows get paid hourly and work for approximately 4-6 hours per week for 13 weeks per semester. Requirements for the position of Math Fellow are excellent interpersonal skills, a sincere desire to help students, a solid knowledge of the material covered in the course, and a commitment to attend Math Fellow meetings and maintain regular contact with the course instructor.

Responsibilities of Math Fellows:

Most Math Fellows hold office hours for 4 hours per week, typically holding 2-hour drop-in sessions two evenings each week. Math Fellows work with their course’s instructor to decide on which evenings to hold their office hours and maintain regular contact with the instructor throughout the semester. Math Fellows may also hold occasional extra sessions (e.g., a review session for an exam) and sometimes attend class (e.g., to help answer questions in a worksheet session). Math Fellows are required to meet as a group 2-3 times each semester for training on how to hold effective office hours and issues that affect how students learn. Please see below for additional responsibilities of Math Fellows for some courses.

Additional Duties for Math 105, 106, and 111i:

In addition to holding 4 evening office hours, Math 105, 106, and 111i Fellows attend an in-class worksheet session once per week (1.5 hours each) and may also assist in grading worksheets (approximately 1 hour per week). These Fellows must be able to attend class on the worksheet day.

Additional Duties for Math/Stat 360 and 370:

In addition to holding 4 evening office hours, Math 360 and 370 Fellows may attend occasional in-class computing activity sessions during the semester (1.5 hours each). In this case, these Fellows must be able to attend class on at least one of the scheduled class meetings.

Requirements for the position:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A sincere desire to help students
  • Patience and willingness to work with students coming from a wide range of mathematical backgrounds and having a variety of learning needs
  • Investment in creating an inclusive and supportive learning climate
  • A solid knowledge (not necessarily total mastery) of the material covered in the course
  • A commitment to attending Math Fellow meetings and developing your teaching abilities

Applications consist of a resume, a transcript, a paragraph of interest, and the names of two math faculty who can serve as references. Applications will be accepted online during the application period. Please email Allison Tanguay (atanguay@amherst.edu) for more information or with questions

Statistics and Data Science Fellows

Statistics and Data Science Fellows work approximately 6-8 hours per week for 13 weeks a semester, with a variety of responsibilities dependent on their experience. 
 
The Fellows work primarily in one or more of the following areas:
 
*     providing weekly drop-in statistics tutoring via the Moss Quantitative Center (including assistance with introductory statistics and intermediate statistics courses, software support for R and Stata, data management, and data transformation and wrangling),
*     providing statistical consulting and data analysis support, under the direction of the Statistics faculty, and/or
*     working on special projects (e.g. support for the sports analytics program, institutional research, other College entities, other non-profit organizations or faculty/student research projects) under the direction of the Statistics faculty.
 
The Fellows meet on a monthly basis with the Statistics faculty and staff from the Moss Quantitative Center for informal mentoring, review of issues and problems, regular training workshops in pedagogy, consulting, and statistical software as well as to share updates on projects.
 
Requirements for the position are strong statistical and computational skills, excellent interpersonal skills, successful completion of STAT 230 (Intermediate Statistics) or equivalent by end of the current semester along with interest in taking future statistics classes. Completion of STAT 360 (Probability) is a plus.
 
Applications consist of a resume, brief summary of your background in statistics, planned future courses in statistics for Fall 2018 and beyond, a paragraph statement of interest, and a list of two faculty members who could serve as a reference.  Applications (and any questions) should be sent to Amy Wagaman.

Amherst Mathematics Quantitative Fellow

Are you considering working for a year before graduate school or before making a career commitment?  The Amherst Mathematics Quantitative Fellow is a Green Dean position based in the Moss Quantitative Center.  Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

We seek applications from current Amherst seniors and recent Amherst alumni who would be interested in providing support to students in intermediate math courses.  The successful candidate must be able to teach and encourage students of diverse backgrounds, including first-generation college students, international students, and students with varying mathematical preparation.

Responsibilities of the Mathematics Q Fellow will include the following:
•       Providing support, in the form of drop-in tutoring, individual tutoring, and workshops, for students in intermediate mathematics courses, particularly Discrete Math (Math 220) or Linear Algebra (Math 271/272), as well as Groups, Rings and Fields (Math 350), and Introduction to Analysis (Math 355);
•       Coordinating with faculty members teaching those courses;
•       Working with the Q Center director to develop and evaluate resources for students in those courses;
•       Planning events to build community among mathematics majors at Amherst, as well as other outreach activities to support students taking mathematics courses.

This position is a great opportunity to make a difference for students in mathematics courses. Requirements include strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, and a facility with online communication.  Applicants should have a strong interest in mathematics education and in working with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.  The Mathematics Q Fellow should be self-directed and enthusiastic and should enjoy working with people.  The fellow will need to be confident and comfortable working closely with both faculty and students.

This is a twelve-month position running from July 2018 through June 2019.   Applicants are asked to submit a one-page statement of interest in the position, a resume, an (unofficial) transcript, and the names of two Amherst mathematics faculty who can serve as references.  Application materials should be submitted via Interfolio using the following link https://apply.interfolio.com/49718.  Review of applications will begin on Monday, April 9, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.