National Museum of Mathematics

Position ID: 1302-VISITINGPROF [#22680]
Position Title: Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics
Position Type: Other
Position Location: New York, New York 10010, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Salary Range: Per current educational institution
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/07/18, listed until 2024/07/18)
Position Description:    

National Museum of Mathematics 
Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics 

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is a growing institution that provides insight into the evolving, human, and aesthetic nature of mathematics to a diverse audience of all ages. Its interactive exhibits and stimulating programs encourage inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of math. 

As part of its mission to introduce ever-widening audiences to mathematics, the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) hosts a Distinguished Visiting Professorship for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics each year. The purpose of this visiting professorship is to bring to MoMath distinguished mathematicians who, in addition to being top researchers, are also well known for their skills and passion in bringing mathematics and mathematical awareness to the general public, through media such as public lectures, popular writing, mathematical artwork, etc. Prior/current/future holders of the position include Manjul Bhargava, Peter Winkler, Alex Kontorovich, Steve Strogatz, Tim Chartier, and Ingrid Daubechies. 

The MoMath Distinguished Visiting Professorship is a compensated position encompassing a term of one year (12 full months, beginning on or about August 20 each year), with a requirement to be physically present in NYC (single bedroom housing provided). It entails numerous activities that further MoMath’s mission, including (but not limited to) delivering public lectures, providing several mini-courses, organizing and serving as the host for numerous monthly online programs, creating new material for field trips and summer camps, serving as a public representative for the Museum, developing a longer-term (one-year) project, and participating in other MoMath programs and activities as needed. 

Interested parties should email a cover letter, CV, list of prior experiences with the National Museum of Mathematics, and a brief essay (one paragraph to one page) describing their views on the public dissemination of mathematics. Candidates who have previously volunteered time with and for MoMath are strongly preferred; candidates without previous connections to the Museum are encouraged to get involved prior to applying. MoMath particularly encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in mathematics.

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