On-Campus Job Opportunities
Job Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
We have many positions available in the department for students who are looking for work on campus.
Learning Assistants (LAs) are undergraduates who are interested in unique educational opportunities such as participation in undergraduate instruction, course innovation, peer-to-peer tutoring and mentoring (etc.) and the chance to work closely with Mason faculty.
LAs work with students to facilitate their learning and often work with students individually or in small groups.
LAs are trained to ask questions that promote student discourse and that uncover student thinking and student misconceptions.
LAs work with undergraduate students to help them develop a deeper understanding of the important concepts and connections inherent in the course material they are studying.
The Math Department has numerous open LA positions, primarily in the Math 113/114 classes.
To apply as a Learning Assistant (LA) for any COS department, please visit https://science.gmu.edu/academics/special-study-options/learning-assistants for information. You will need to apply through the Learning Assistant Alliance website.
The wage rate for this position will be $2,000/semester.
Testing Center Proctor
The Mathematical Sciences Testing Center hires students to work as proctors. Student proctors must be responsible and show that they are trustworthy.
This job offers hours throughout the year, including the summer semesters. The testing center offers both in-person and online test proctoring so, students may choose a fixed weekly schedule for in-person proctoring or an "on-demand" schedule for online proctoring, or a combination of both.
Students do not need to have a background in mathematics for this position, however all student proctors must disclose when they are taking a Math course.
To apply as a proctor for the Math Testing Center, please contact the director, Dr. Sarah Khankan, through email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The wage rate for this position is $12/hr.
The Mathematical Sciences Tutoring Center hires students to work as tutors in the Math Tutoring Center.
The Tutoring Center offers both in-person and online tutoring throughout the week. Scheduling is flexible and offers hours weekdays, weekends, mornings, afternoons and evenings.
Tutoring is provided for all 100 and 200 level math courses and all levels of tutors are welcome to apply.
Minimum requirements to be a tutor: must have taken and passed the Calculus sequence MATH 113-114 and in good standing.
Preferred requirement: In addition to the Calculus sequence, taken and passed either/all of MATH 125, MATH 203, MATH 213, MATH 214 or any 300 or 400 level Math courses
The wage rate for this position will be $13-15/hr.
Mason Experimental Geometry Lab (MEGL) Intern
The Mason Experimental Geometry Lab (MEGL) has two types of positions:
Research interns develop new mathematical theory under the guidance of a faculty member, often through tasks that involve computation or visualization. Each team consists of 3 students registered for 3 credits of Math491, working for about 10 hours per week. Weekly team meetings occur at a mutually- convenient time and focus on research, exposition, and career advice. All projects require Math213 (calculus 3) as a minimum prerequisite, but specific projects may have further requirements. Applicants should be excited about mathematics and willing to get stuck on complicated problems.
Outreach interns are expected to help develop curriculum content and materials, attend and support outreach events at k-12 schools or libraries on average twice per week, lead one of our activities on prime numbers for grades 2-5, and present on our progress to the GMU mathematics community twice in a semester. We are especially interested in hiring outreach interns who have an enthusiasm for managing our social media platform, or for data management and task automation with python, though these are not required skills for the position. Outreach interns are hourly employees, working up to 10 hours per week at a wage of $13-14/hour.
The Mathematical Sciences Department hires students to work as Graders. Student Graders must be responsible and show that they are trustworthy.
Interested students will need to submit which courses they would like to grade for and will be entered into a grading pool. Faculty will alert the department when they need a grader who will then choose a student who fits the need. Graders will be contacted by the department.
Grading commitment is 4 hours per week per course. Students can grade for multiple courses per semester. Undergraduate students can grade weekly homework and quizzes, not exams. Faculty should supply correct solutions and a rubric for these assignments. If the grading need is more than this allotment, accommodations can be made between the department and the faculty.
To apply as a grader for the Math Department, please contact Tammie Howell, through email (email@example.com). Please include which classes you are interested in grading for.
Many undergraduate courses qualify for grading help, so please submit all courses than interest you.
The wage rate for this position will be $13/hr, with 4 hours per week per course.
Greet and help visitors with a friendly and professional demeanor
Make copies for faculty and staff
Based on your skill set, among other things, you might be asked to:
Analyze enrollment data using spreadsheets and data analysis techniques
Create flyers, brochures, etc. for department events
This position requires excellent customer service skills, a high level of reliability and dependability, and the ability to work independently. You don’t need to be a Math major!
Hours: flexible from 8am-5pm based on your schedule and the schedule of other front-desk assistants.
Note: When time permits, you are welcome to study during your work hours.
To apply as an office assistant for the Math Department, please send your resume to Jennifer Lawler, through email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The wage rate for this position is $12/hr.