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Math Instructor(s): Knot Theory and Symmetry

Position Overview

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes is seeking an experienced post-doctoral scholars, advanced graduate students, or adjunct faculty to teach a three-week math course in Knot Theory and Symmetry to academically talented high school students in Summer 2018 at Stanford.

Program Information

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes are academic residential programs offering high school students advanced-level academic study in a single intensive course. Students are selected for both their ability and interest in the course subject areas. 

Position Details

Instructors are supported by undergraduate and graduate student teaching assistants. Each day consists of 2½ hours of class time led by the Instructor, plus a 3-hour period for individual and small group work dedicated to assignments led by TAs.

This is an ideal opportunity for those who enjoy working with bright, motivated students and are interested in developing or furthering their teaching experience. Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes instructors have the unique opportunity to develop their own course. Courses are intended for academic enrichment and they are taken without credit so there are no curriculum requirements. Instructors may teach one or more sessions depending on availability and program needs.

Course Dates & Details

  • Session One: Knot Theory, June 26–July 13, 2018
  • Session Two: Symmetry, July 18–August 3, 2018
  • Program participants: Students in grades 10–12, ages 15–17


  • $5250 per three-week course

To Apply

  • Email Grace Lee, Associate Director of Academic Programs, with a current CV and brief statement of interest. 

Review of new course proposals will begin immediately.

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$5250 per three-week course
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