BEAM Summer Away Faculty Application
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What is your citizenship status? *
BEAM is unable to sponsor visas.
Which dates are you available? (Check all that apply.) *
Please let us know what your availability is, as we will take that into account. We strongly recommend checking both boxes if you are indeed available from June 20-July 31 as your flexibility will enable us to build stronger, better balanced teams of faculty. If you need to miss a day or two, we may be able to accommodate that, please email us at info@beammath.org to discuss this.
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Course Design
We are generally looking for substantive answers to our questions. Although the text boxes default to a small size, there is no word limit, and we encourage you to be complete in your answers. If you prefer to submit some answers by e-mail (for example if you want to use mathematical typesetting such as LaTeX), please feel free to do so.
Are you more interested in being a topics course instructor, the instructor for Math Team Strategies, or the instructor for Solving Big Problems? *
Feel free to indicate if you are interested in more than one.
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If your interest is in being a topics course instructor, please describe your ideal topic course. Dream something big and exciting, but be specific: how do you pace your week-long course? What are the major ideas/strategies that you would like to cover, and how are they presented? Give some examples of problems that you would assign and the material that you would cover.
For topics course instructors, this is perhaps the most important question, and we recommend a description of at least one page. Please give as many details as you feel necessary to communicate your ideas.
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If your interest is in being the instructor for Math Team Strategies, please describe how you would run the sessions. Show us some of your favorite problems. How would you organize the material of your problem-solving sessions? How do you prepare students for MATHCOUNTS or similar competitions? What would you do for stronger students, or weaker students?
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If you are interested in being the instructor for Solving Big Problems, describe a problem you would present and how you would go about studying that problem in the classroom. How do students work on it? What (if any) structure do you give them? What difficulties do you expect them to encounter, and what is your response? What do you expect their final answer to look like?
As an example of a problem that we did last year: "Call a number n square-divisible if it is possible to divide a square into n smaller squares. What numbers are square-divisible?"
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Additional Questions
Describe a two-hour session of a class you might teach in detail. How do you structure the class and what does it look like from the students' perspective? How do you keep the students engaged? *
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What --- if any --- special concerns should an instructor have for students coming from underresourced schools, and how will this come across in your teaching? *
We don't expect that all of our instructors will have a background teaching underserved students; this question is intended for us to see how you think about the issue. We will have coaching available to help you through any difficulties you might encounter.
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If there are any relevant aspects of your teaching background that are not covered by your CV, please elaborate here.
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References
We ask that you submit the contact information for three references who know you well. We are respectful of their time, and will only ask to speak with them for five minutes.
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How should we address an email to them? e.g. Professor Danvers, Ms. Frank
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Miscellaneous
Do you speak any languages other than English? If so, which ones?
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How did you hear about BEAM? *
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Have you applied to BEAM before?
If yes, please specify position and year if possible.
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Anything else you'd like to tell us?
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Thank you!
Please don't forget that you should also e-mail info@beammath.org with a copy of your CV or resume. You may also include any other documents you'd like with that e-mail, such as sample problem sets from classes you've taught.

We're excited to get your application. You should get an automated email confirmation of your submission, and then we'll follow up with you about an interview or other next steps within a few weeks.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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