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Interested in Working for the Stats & Math Department?


Would you like to be a stat/math clinician, pirate, muse, tutor, or grader?

Our department hires Swarthmore students to fill positions of Pirate, Muse, Clinician, Grader, and Tutor during the Fall and Spring Semesters:

Stat & Math Positions

Math Pirate

During the fall semester, Pirates support Math 15 and 25.  During the spring semester, Pirates support Math 25 and 27.  Pirates attend classes and also lead study sessions in the evening.  To work as a Math Pirate, you need to have a good knowledge of Calculus I (to be a Math 15 Pirate), Calculus I and II (to be a Math 25 Pirate), or Calculus & Linear Algebra (to be a Math 27 Pirate).   In addition, Pirates need to be patient, respectful and kind.

Course-specific clinician

To work as a Linear Algebra clinician (fall only), you need good knowledge of Math 27 and 28, along with strong proof-writing skills. To work as a Multivariable Calculus clinician, you need good knowledge of at least Math 34, with Math 35 preferred. To work as a clinician for Stat 11 or Stat 21, knowledge of R and the ability to help students troubleshoot are important, along with the ability to explain statistical concepts.  In addition, you need to be patient, respectful and kind.

Math Clinician

To work in the Math Clinic, you need to have a good knowledge of calculus (single and multivariable) as well as linear algebra, discrete math, and other upper-level mathematics courses.  In addition, you need to be patient, respectful and kind.

Stat Clinician

To work in the Stat Clinic, you should have done well in Stat 11 and 21 as well as an upper-level statistics course such as Stat 41, 51, 61, or 111.  In addition, you need to be patient, respectful and kind.

Stat/Math grader

To work as a Grader, you should have taken the course (or a very similar course) that you will grade.  In addition, you need to be able to work well independently and meet deadlines promptly without any reminders.

Stat/Math Tutor

To work as a Tutor, you should have taken and done well in the course (or a very similar course) you will tutor.  In addition, you need to be patient, respectful and kind.  Read more about tutors.

  • If you would like to work in any of these positions during the Fall Semester, applications will be sent out by mid April with the due date no later than end of April.  You will be notified by the end of the semester if you have a position for the coming Fall.
  • If you would like to work in any of these positions during the Spring Semester, applications will be sent out by mid November with the due date no later than end of November.  You will be notified by the end of the semester if you have a position for the coming Spring.

Contact the Academic Support Coordinator below for more details and/or to have an application sent to you (make sure to pay attention to the deadlines above):

Academic Support Coordinator: Laura Dandridge
E-mail: LDandri1@swarthmore.edu
Phone: x 8445
Office: Science Center, Rm. 138