The UChicago-AIMS faculty working group announces an opportunity for University of Chicago faculty and Argonne National Laboratory scientists to develop and teach three-week course modules for the AIMS Master’s Program in Mathematical Sciences. Potential course areas in the mathematical sciences include analytics, computer science, epidemiology, informatics, physics, and statistics, as well as related areas in scientific computation, development economics and environmental modeling. Faculty will be teaching students at one of the AIMS Centers (located in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania, and Rwanda) who have obtained bachelor’s degrees in mathematics or science from universities in Africa.
The AIMS Master’s program is a 10-month course of study that consists of a skills phase, a review phase, and a research phase. Courses proposed for instruction by UChicago faculty should cover topics that fall under either the skills phase or the review phase.
Teaching is conducted in English (at the center in Senegal, some courses may also be taught in French). An individual course would consist of 30 hours contact time, spread across three weeks of class time.
Faculty members live on-site with meals provided, and the Centers provide 24-hour access to center computers, internet, and library resources. Expenses related to transportation and lodging will also be covered. It is possible (depending upon department) that faculty will receive teaching credit for taking part in the AIMS program.
Prospective lecturers should submit proposals to Professor Paul Wiegmann of the UChicago-AIMS faculty working group at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2016
To find out more about the design and content of the AIMS curriculum, contact Marie Bejarano at the Global Engagement Office at email@example.com or 773-702-5504.