The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) centres are unique postgraduate educational centres recruiting students from the whole of Africa and preparing them for careers in the quantitative sciences. The current network has centres in South Africa (since 2003), Senegal (since 2011), Ghana (since 2012) Cameroon (October 2013) and Rwanda (2016).
The AIMS programme is a 10-month course, intended to prepare African graduates with mathematically-based degrees for postgraduate study and employment. To achieve this, AIMS Cameroon (located in Limbe, Cameroon) is seeking enthusiastic individuals with backgrounds in mathematical sciences (including pure and applied mathematics, statistics and data science, physics, computer science, mathematical biology and other fields) who would like to volunteer as tutor, starting from September 2023. The call is open to PhD students, holding or approaching completion of a PhD is an advantage. The minimum requirement is an M.Sc at distinction level.
Applicants should provide evidence of experience of teaching university mathematics, including marking and providing constructive feedback, good communication and social skills, as well as administrative and time management competence.
Tutoring at an AIMS centre is a great opportunity to meet and work closely with prestigious scientists from around the world. Indeed, outstanding lecturers are recruited from all over the world to teach a one-year Master’s degree in mathematical sciences preparing students for advanced postgraduate research. The course is unusually broad in scope and employs the latest pedagogical method in order to stimulate critical and creative thinking. This is a unique opportunity for tutors to gain significant experience in teaching in higher education given that there is currently no school preparing teachers for higher education worldwide.
Travel, visa, accommodation expenses and meals will be covered by AIMS Cameroon. The tutor will also receive a monthly stipend.
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To submit an application, candidates should email their CV with at least two references, a statement letter of no more than 500 words to the AIMS-Cameroon academic team at email@example.com. In the letter, the applicant should state the period of their availability and provide evidence of what makes them an ideal candidate by drawing from their experience and qualifications.