Volunteer tutor in statistics required for AIMS Cameroon

The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is looking for an enthusiastic individual who would like to volunteer as a tutor in statistics based at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Limbe, Cameroon, for the duration of four to seven weeks ending towards the end of May 2019. Depending on personal availability, the tutor could also extend his or her stay until the graduation week taking place towards the end of June 2019.

There is a lively group of resident tutors at AIMS, but no specialist statistics tutor. The statistics tutor will provide additional support to about 15 students working on their essay projects. Students have 6 weeks part-time and then 6 weeks full-time for their essays. Support is likely to include use of R, discussing approaches to problems, and helping with written English. The tutor is expected to liaise with the other tutors at AIMS and the offsite supervisors of each student. Essential traits of the candidate are flexibility and a sense of humour.

The call is open to fellows of the RSS holding or approaching completion of a PhD in Statistics. The opportunity might fit in after submitting a thesis, or appeal to a retired colleague.

Travel, visa and vaccination expenses will be covered by the RSS, while AIMS Cameroon will provide accommodation and meals.

To submit an application, candidates should email their CV and a statement letter of no more than 500 words to Emanuele Giorgi at e.giorgi@lancaster.ac.uk. In the letter, the applicant should state the period of their availability and provide evidence of what makes them an ideal candidate by drawing from their experience and qualifications.

The deadline for submission of an application is 30 January 2019.


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