Instructors support the student experience and implement the academic philosophy of Duke TIP. Instructors are responsible for preparing and teaching challenging and engaging courses and managing the learning environment. Housing and meals are provided on site. The Instructor should promote and model Duke TIP mission and policy at all times.

Job Duties 

  • Duties include full-time day, evening and weekend commitments
  • Weekly check-in calls with your Duke TIP Main Office supervisor
  • Prepare/Review course content, materials, or delivery prior to start of term (varies by program model) as directed by Duke TIP guidelines
  • Communicate the curricular plan to, collaborate with, and mentor the teaching assistant; assign duties as needed, including all activities the teaching assistant facilitates
  • Engage students in instruction during all scheduled class times
  • Communicate frequently with each student about class performance and document student progress in a summary evaluation
  • Actively supervise students during scheduled duty hours, particularly lunch
  • Work with the Academic Coordinator to modify curriculum or pedagogy to support the needs of the students
  • Communicate noticeable changes in behavior, concerns about students, and issues with student conduct to the teaching assistant and administrators
  • As guided by administrators, communicate with parents
  • Attend all instructional staff meetings
  • Pack and inventory supplies as directed by Duke TIP guidelines
  • Organize and oversee the details of program opening and closing
  • 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 and graduate coursework with specific emphasis in the course-related subject area or at least one year of teaching experience is required. Significant graduate coursework, terminal degrees, or professional experience are preferred. Experience with elementary, middle school or high school students is preferred. Experience with programs or curricula for academically gifted students is preferred. Or an equivalent combination of relevant education or experience.

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 a challenging course


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