Announcements

  • AMC 8 Registration Deadline

    Regular registration for the AMC 8 will close on December 18, 2022

    Late registration will close on January 11, 2023. Competition will be held on January 17, 2023. All important dates can be viewed here.
  • Upcoming MathFest Proposal Deadlines

    Workshop, Panel, Town Hall, and Poster Session Proposals, as well as proposals for any sessions not covered in other categories, are due December 15 for MAA MathFest 2023.

    Proposals for SIGMAA Business Meetings and Guest Lectures are due January 31.

    Proposals may be submitted via this portal.

  • Editors Wanted - Math Horizons, Mathematics Magazine

    The MAA is seeking candidates for the positions of editor of Math Horizons and of Mathematics Magazine

    Each position requires a six-year commitment, the first transitional year as editor-elect beginning January 2024, and the remaining five years as editor. Duties extend throughout the year with a time commitment of roughly two or three days per week. Support, largely in the form of course release time and travel reimbursements, is provided for the six-year period. 

    Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a cover letter outlining
    experience and expressing a vision for the magazine. Nominations are also welcome.

    Review of applicants will begin March 1, 2023, with appointment as editor-elect to commence on January 1, 2024. The five-year editorial term runs January 1, 2025–December 31, 2029. Please send inquiries, nominations, and applications to editorsearch@maa.org.


    Published four times a year in February, April, September, and November, Math Horizons is a magazine providing a vibrant and accessible forum for practitioners, students, educators, and enthusiasts of mathematics. It is dedicated to exploring the folklore, characters, and current happenings in mathematical culture, and presenting exceptional mathematical exposition accessible to an undergraduate-level audience.

    For nearly one hundred years, Mathematics Magazine has been one of the most beloved and widely
    read journals of expository mathematics in the world, and now we are looking for the right candidate to guide the journal into its second century. Launched in 1926 as the “Mathematics Newsletter,” the journal is known for its engaging writing on new mathematics or new perspectives on known mathematics, with an emphasis on accessibility at the advanced undergraduate level. Mathematics Magazine is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing lively, high-quality exposition about mathematical topics related to the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Registration Deadline for OURFA²M² is November 12!

    The Online Undergraduate Resource Fair for the Advancement and Alliance of Marginalized Mathematicians is a free, virtual, student-organized conference. Undergraduate participants will learn about how to start a mathematics-oriented career and have access to networking opportunities.
    The 2022 conference will be held via Zoom on November 19th & 20th, 2022, in partnership with the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The conference is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, DUE-2230388.
  • Updates from the Community: October 24-November 2

    Regularly, we will be showcasing community updates and opportunities for involvement. Here are the latest employment opportunities from your colleagues: 

    1. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mathematics position to begin August 14, 2023.  The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. or ABD in mathematics or a closely related field, such as applied mathematics, mathematics education, or data science.  Review of applications will begin November 28, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  A typical course load is 12 credit hours per semester.  Field of specialization is open, although due to a rapidly growing engineering program, the course load will include one or more sections in the Calculus sequence from Pre-Calculus through Differential Equations each semester.  Preference will be given to candidates who are committed to teaching excellence and to engaging undergraduate students in research.  Additional responsibilities include engagement in and service to the department, college, and community. The successful candidate will maintain a strong research agenda and broad teaching interests.

    More info about the job and institution can be found here. For questions, please contact Heidi Hulsizer at hhulsizer@benedictine.edu.

    2. The Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University will be hiring several postdoctoral fellows to start in the Fall 2023. These are contract-renewable positions for three years depending on funding. The positions are open to any area of mathematics, but our group is particularly interested in postdocs working in the area of data science education with a mathematical data science focus. The postdoc will directly work with a professor who researches mathematical data science and teaches data science courses, Emily King, as well as mathematics education faculty Hortensia Soto and Liz Arnold. The postdoc will have the opportunity to interact with further researchers in mathematical data science and mathematics education in the department. An ideal candidate will have a PhD in either mathematics with a focus on data science or in mathematics/statistics education.  The breadth of the research interests of the mentors will help guide the postdoc to broaden their knowledge base to encompass data science education with a mathematical data science focus. You can view the job posting on MathJobs: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/20999. Candidates must apply through CSU's HR website: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/113465 Please share this message with anyone who might be interested in applying. If you have any questions, feel free to ask any of the following people: Emily King (emily.king@colostate.edu), Hortensia Soto (hortensia.soto@colostate.edu), Liz Arnold (liz.arnold@colostate.edu

  • Searching for the Next MAA Project NExT Director

    The Project NExT Director position is a four-year renewable term, reporting to the MAA Senior
    Director for Programs and managing the Project NExT leadership team of Associate Directors.
    Compensation will be negotiated with the MAA Board Treasurer and Executive Director, likely
    to consist of a combination of course releases and summer pay. The Director appointment will
    begin on September 1, 2023, and conclude on August 31, 2027, with opportunity to shadow the
    current Director during the months of May-August 2023.
    Nominations and questions may be directed to Dr. Tommy Ratliff, Chair of the Search
    Committee, at ratliff_thomas@wheatoncollege.edu.
    To apply, please submit the following to hr@maa.org:
    ● a current Curriculum Vitae,
    ● a letter of interest in the position that includes your vision for carrying out the Project
    NExT Director responsibilities, and
    ● names and contact information of two individuals whom we may contact regarding your
    application.
    Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
    Interested candidates who may not be able to meet the November 1 deadline are encouraged
    to contact Search Chair Tommy Ratliff (ratliff_thomas@wheatoncollege.edu) as soon as
    possible.
  • Updates from the Community: October 10-17

    Every week, we will be showcasing community updates and opportunities for involvement. Here is the latest employment opportunity from your colleagues:


    • The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Skidmore College invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Mathematics beginning in September 2023. Qualifications include a doctorate in mathematics with research in pure mathematics.  For more information and to apply for this position, visit https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/20971 to read the full ad and http://jobs.skidmore.edu to apply. Questions may be directed to Dr. Kirsten Hogenson, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Skidmore College, khogenso@skidmore.edu

    • The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2023. We are looking for candidates who use computational tools in their chosen area of research and can bring this experience into their teaching. All research specialties will be considered. Candidates would be expected to teach at all levels of our mathematics curriculum. In addition, we look for applicants who are interested in working with students on undergraduate research projects. The complete job ad can be viewed here. The deadline for applications is November 15th, which should be submitted through Interfolio. Questions about this search may be directed to Eric Ruggieri, eruggier@holycross.edu.  Please feel free to share this announcement off list to anyone you know that is on the job market this year.
  • MAA Member Portal Temporarily Unavailable

    From October 11th until October 19th, the MAA Member Portal will be temporarily unavailable as we upgrade our membership management system. During this time, if you need to update your personal information, renew your membership, or make a donation please contact our Customer Service team at 800-331-1622 or email them at maaservice@maa.org.
  • SIGMAA IBL Fall Speaker Series

    SIGMAA IBL's Workshop Series has returned for the fall semester! The workshops will be roughly 45 minutes to one hour in length, followed by some time to network with others interested in IBL.
    • Sheila Tabanli will be presenting Incorporating Cognitive Psychology Based Strategies for Math Instruction on Friday, October 28th at 12pm (EDT)
    • Robin Wilson will be presenting on Groupwork, Equity, and Student Buy-In in Wednesday, November 30th at 3pm (EST)

    Each workshop will be held remotely, so we look forward to having as many attend as possible. Note that you can join the workshops without the Zoom app. Here is the Zoom link for the series:

    https://converse.zoom.us/j/92396141820
  • AMC Registration Now Open

    Registration is now open for AMC 8, 10/12 A, and 10/12 B. Competition dates are as follows:

    AMC 8 - January 17-23, 2023 (Registration deadline January 11, 2023)  
    AMC 10/12 A - November 10, 2022 (Registration deadline November 3, 2022)  
    AMC 10/12 B - November 16, 2022 (Registration deadline November 9, 2022)
  • From MAA FOCUS - August/September Issue

    Chawne Kimber: Mathematician/Quilter/Activist/Leader

    Chawne Kimber is a mathematician, a leader, and a quilter with a passion for creating inclusive communities and promoting anti-racist practices. She currently serves as Dean of the College at Washington and Lee University. Previously, Kimber was a professor at Lafayette College where she was department chair while directing the Summer Program to Advance Leadership in STEM that she co-founded to support high-achieving female, underrepresented, first-generation, low-income, and geographically diverse students. While teaching and making a positive change at Lafayette through her leadership roles, Kimber discovered quilting as a creative outlet and a practice to support her wellbeing. Since then, she has created quilts that have been acquired by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the International Quilt Museum at University of Nebraska, and the Petrucci Family Foundation. Her quilts are currently on exhibit at the Sigal Museum of Art (Easton, PA, until April 2023) and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (May 2022–April 2023).
  • Proposal Submissions for MathFest 2023 Now Open!

    Proposal submissions for MAA MathFest 2023 are officially open! If you or anyone you work with is interested in organizing a session for next year's MathFest, now is the time. For more information on the process, as well as the submission link, please see this page. All deadlines are posted here.
  • Updates from the Community: August 5-9

    Every week, we will be showcasing community updates and opportunities for involvement. Here is the latest employment opportunity from your colleagues:

    New York City College of Technology, a comprehensive college of the City University of New York, is inviting applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Mathematics at the Assistant Professor level, to start in Spring 2023. The full job description with instructions on how to apply can be found here
  • From MAA FOCUS - August/September Issue

    Opening Minds Through Professional Development with Doug Ensley, Stan Yoshinobu, Sandra Laursen, and Deirdre Smeltzer

    The MAA OPEN Math project is pleased to sponsor upcoming events for new and experienced providers of teaching-focused professional development. An important goal of this NSF-sponsored, collaborative project is the care and nurturing of a community of practice among mathematicians who have a professional, scholarly, or service interest in leading teaching-focused professional development in mathematics.
  • Updates from the Community: August 2-5

    Every week, we will be showcasing community updates and opportunities for involvement. Here are the latest updates from your colleagues, with employment opportunities and calls for abstracts:

    1. Call for Abstracts:
    The SIGMAA on Math Circles for Students and Teachers is hosting an AMS Special Session at JMM 2023 in Boston, January 4th-7th.
    Title: Math Circle Activities as a Gateway into Mathematics
    Organizers: Gabriella Pinter, Lauren Rose, Brandy Wiegers, Nick Rauh 

    Details:

    Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

    Gabriella Pinter: gapinter@uwm.edu
    Lauren Rose: rose@bard.edu
    Brandy Wiegers: brandy.wiegers@cwu.edu
    Nick Rauh: nick.rauh@jrmf.org

    2. Employment Opportunities: 
    Wabash College is conducting two searches this year for TT positions, with possibility of hires at higher rank.

    Mathematics: specialty in some combination of probability, statistics, math finance, actuarial science, or data science.  We have a successful financial math program as one track of the math major, and an interdisciplinary major in financial economics with our economics department, and the successful candidate would be involved in these programs.  Ad here: Employment

    Computer science: specialty field open, but would join a department of mathematicians, some of whom have interests in various areas of computer science.  Ad here: Employment
  • Join the SPORTS SIGMAA at the 2022 Midwest Sports Analytics Meeting

    The event will be the Saturday before Thanksgiving, November 19. This will be a VIRTUAL event, registration is now open.

    Call for Proposals is now active with a deadline of September 23 for talk/poster submissions. Details at tinyurl.com/MSAM22cfp.

  • HOM SIGMAA Virtual Speaker Series Returns - Wednesday, September 28

    You are cordially invited to attend the first HOM SIGMAA Virtual Speaker Series on Wednesday, September 28, at 4 PM PST/7 PM EST for a talk by Andrés Navas, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH), on "Khajuraho's magic square is a hypercube".

    Join Zoom meeting

    pitzer.zoom.us/j/...

    Meeting ID: 875 6883 3104

    Passcode: 327694

    Abstract:

    Among (pan)magic squares, the one engraved in a temple in the sacred city of Khajuraho in India is one of the most striking ones. I will focus on this marvelous object from the point of view of symmetries. In concrete terms, I will explain why the group attached to it is isomorphic to that of 384 rigid movements of the hypercube. To do this, I will revisit Pandita's theorem on counting the number of panmagic squares of order 4. Several mathematical questions on groups of symmetries of general magic structures will be presented.

  • Have You Seen Our Blog?

    The Math Values blog from the Mathematical Association of America explores the diverse voices of mathematics to bring you thought-provoking articles, informative content and practical ideas, reflecting the MAA’s values of inclusivity, community, teaching and learning, and communication.
  • Don't Miss Your Fall Section Meetings!

    EPaDel - November 5, Pennsylvania State University - Berks

    Indiana - October 22, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

    Iowa - September 30-October 1, Coe College

    Maryland/DC/Virginia - November 4-5, Shenandoah University

    New Jersey - October 22, Atlantic Cape Community College

    North Central - October 14-15, University of North Dakota - Grand Forks

    Northeastern - November 18-19, Keene State College

    Ohio - October 28-29, Cedarville University

    Seaway - October 28-29, Siena College

  • MAA MathFest Invited Addresses

    Invited address speakers are experts in the mathematical sciences who are invited and selected by committee to present at MAA MathFest. Each presenter will share their stories and expertise for 50 minutes with attendees.
  • MAA MathFest Sessions for Graduate Students

    Graduate students are welcome at MAA MathFest! MathFest Registration

    Check out programming designed for graduate students to enhance their knowledge and explore career options in the mathematical sciences.

  • Workshops at MAA MathFest

    The workshop model combines direct instruction with hands-on and student-centered learning opportunities. The workshop begins with a mini-lesson, followed by a block of time devoted to small group learning. More information at Workshops at MAA MathFest 2022
  • Preparing for Industrial Careers in the Mathematical Sciences (PIC Math) Showcases

    PIC Math prepares mathematical sciences students for industrial careers by engaging them in research problems that come directly from industry. Those interested can attend this and other sessions by registering via MathFest Registration
  • Questions and Responses with the MAA Board of Directors

    Come meet your board members and other MAA members, ask any questions you may have, and perhaps hear some responses to questions you didn’t know you had! Saturday, August 6 at MAA MathFest.
  • Minicourses at MAA MathFest

    Minicourses are highly interactive sessions designed in a two-part workshop format focusing on specific aspects of collegiate mathematics, the undergraduate curriculum, and mathematical pedagogy. These courses are taught by experts in the field, with two hours dedicated to each section. Those interested can still sign up via MathFest Registration
  • Student Poster Session at MAA MathFest 2022

    Stop by the Undergraduate Student Poster Session, Research in Motion, at MAA MathFest 2022 in Philadelphia, PA. The session will feature over 70 examples of research currently in progress and take place on Friday, August 5 in Franklin Hall A. Open viewing times will be from 10-11:00 am.

    Those interested in judging the event can still sign up to do so via your MathFest registration.
  • View the MAA 2021 Impact Report Now

    We are extremely excited to announce our 2021 Impact Report. The report highlights our accomplishments in the year 2021, MAA’s impact on the society of mathematics, and how we continued to thrive through COVID-19. We appreciate the opportunity to share the stories of the many people who contribute to our mission and benefit our community. Visit the online report for all of our stories of success with this link: 2021report.maa.org

  • Community Libraries are Getting an Upgrade

    Starting today, the resource Libraries across all communities will have a new, more modern look and feel. All your content and your organization structure will still be there, just with a bit of a facelift. To help you navigate the new setup, we’ve created a comprehensive overview of the Libraries, which you can find either here or on our Help page. If you still have any questions after reading through the document, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
  • Summer Employment Options with the Mathematical Olympiad Program

    Undergraduate summer employment at Carnegie Mellon University is available with the MAA Mathematical Olympiad Program (MOP). The MOP is a four-week summer school for extremely talented high school students from around the world. 

    There are two positions available, that of Resident Director and Resident Assistant. Both positions run June 5-29, 2022.
  • Join the HOM SIGMAA on May 4th!

    HOMSIGMAA's First Wednesdays Spring 2022 Virtual Speaker Series continues May 4th at 4 PM pacific/7 PM eastern with a talk by Abe Edwards (Michigan State University) on "The Italian Job: Bonaventura Cavalieri's Geometria Indivisibilibus and calculus in early 17th century Italy." Interested individuals can join via zoom here: (https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/86760987474?) Meeting ID: 867 6098 7474, Passcode: 794934.
  • Call for Submissions: Student Poster Session

    Attention all undergraduate students: applications for the MathFest Student Poster Session are now open! If you have research you would like to present, please submit your abstract information for consideration. The deadline to apply is June 8.
  • All Members Community now Peer-Moderated

    When this community began, staff moderators reviewed every post before allowing it to be viewed by the community at large. Now, to allow for more free-flowing conversations, we have changed that. Discussions and library entries for this community are now peer-moderated and may be flagged for review by any member who feels the content is inappropriate or violates the terms of use. Items in moderation will not appear publicly again until approved by a staff administrator.

    To mark a post for admin review, click on the drop-down arrow on the top right of the individual post and select "Mark as Inappropriate." The post will be removed from view until a staff member reviews the content and makes a judgement on whether to re-allow the post based on the MAA Code of Conduct and MAA Connect Terms & Conditions. We hope this change in functionality will serve your conversations well by allowing them to continue in real-time. Happy posting!
  • MAA Committee Nominations Open

    MAA carries out its mission through its 100 committees – everything from selecting award recipients to developing policy recommendations. Support the dedicated work of MAA’s committees by nominating yourself or a colleague to serve as a committee member!

    Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis, so submit yours today!
  • MathFest Registration Now Open!

    Registration for MathFest 2022 is now open! We will be in-person at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Wednesday, August 3 - Saturday, August 6, 2022. Registration fees range from $154 - $694, with virtual options also available for those unable to join us in Philadelphia. Register now!
  • Thank You to Our MAA Board of Directors

    The Mathematical Association of America is excited to welcome the new members of its Board of Directors, and expresses its sincere gratitude to the outgoing officers and members of the Board of Directors for their dedication to the association, community, and mathematics. We are thankful for their service and leadership.

    Incoming Officers:

    • President-Elect, Hortensia Soto
    • Vice President, Adriana Salerno
    • Associate Secretary, Nancy Neudauer
    • Secretary, Cynthia Wyels
    • Chair of Congress, Edray Goins

    Outgoing Officers:

    • Immediate Past President, Michael Dorff
    • Vice President, April Strom
    • Associate Secretary, Hortensia Soto
    • Secretary, James Sellers
    • Chair of Congress, Tim Chartier
  • A Warm Welcome to MAA FOCUS's New Editor!

    New FOCUS Editor

    The MAA is pleased to welcome Allison Henrich as the new editor-elect of MAA FOCUS, and expresses its sincere gratitude to Jacqueline Jensen-Vallin, who has served as the editor of MAA FOCUS for nearly seven years. Henrich is a two-time recipient of the MAA Halmos-Ford Award for expository excellence, and also received the MAA Henry L. Alder Award for excellence in teaching in 2015. We are extremely grateful to both women for their service to the MAA community and are excited to see what the future holds for MAA FOCUS.
  • MAA's Virtual Programming is Back!

    We are thrilled to announce another season of MAA Virtual Programming! Over 700 of you attended our inaugural year of programs, and this season, we're bringing you dynamic events on topics ranging from sports analytics to faculty recruitment. Check out our full schedule and register today!