Student Employment Opportunities


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 attached to specific mathematics courses, including MATH 105, 111, 121, 211, 220, 250, 271, 272, 350, 355 and 360 in the fall. The primary obligation of a Math Fellow is to hold weekly office hours for their assigned course, as well as some additional duties, depending on the course. Math Fellows work approximately 4-6 hours per week for 13 weeks a semester. They also meet as a group twice a semester to discuss issues related to holding effective office hours and getting a better understanding of issues that can affect how students learn.

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. 

Applications consist of a resume, a transcript (unofficial is OK), a paragraph of interest, and the names of two math faculty who can serve as references.  You should also indicate which course or courses you would like to be associated with.  Applications (and any questions) should be emailed to David Cox.

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  Review of applications will begin on Monday, April 9, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.