Instructor (Academic Adventures)

Instructors support the student experience and implement the academic life mission of Duke TIP. Instructors are responsible for preparing and teaching challenging and engaging courses and managing the learning environment.

Job Duties

  • Commitment to Saturday schedule of 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with lunch break
  • Prepare course content, materials, and/or delivery as directed by Duke TIP guidelines
  • Submit detailed lesson plan with course description, course objectives and classroom expectations to the Assistant Director for Academic Year Programming at least 2 weeks prior to start date for review
  • Submit all supply requests (including handouts and coursepacks) to the Coordinator of Academic Year Programming at least 3 weeks prior to start date
  • Communicate the curricular plan to, collaborate with, and mentor the teaching assistant; assign duties as needed, including all activities the teaching assistant facilitates
  • Attend all instructional staff meetings
  • Engage students in instruction during all scheduled class times
  • Review student medical information prior to class start and note required modifications
  • Meet with parents on Sunday afternoon detailing what students learned through a teacher talk, PowerPoint presentation, student work, or student-led presentations
  • Perform all duties necessary to ensure the smooth operation of the course and program
  • Enforce Duke TIP rules consistently and fairly
  • Pack and inventory supplies as directed by Duke TIP guidelines
  • Evaluate and report as directed at the end of the program
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein

Educational Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in a related subject is required. Preference will be given to applicants who have at least one year of graduate coursework, professional work experience, and/or teaching experience with specific emphasis in the course-related subject area. Significant graduate coursework, terminal degrees, or professional experience is preferred. Experience with middle and/or high school students and/or experience with programs and/or curricula for academically gifted students is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in current teaching practices
  • The ability to engage gifted students in learning
  • Collaborative, flexible, innovative
  • The ability to prepare and teach challenging courses
  • Strong organizational, planning, and time management skills

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