Job: Summer Employment Opportunities – TIP Program (Duke U.)

Deadline for Applications: Contact TIP Office for Various Deadlines



Staff Dates:                              Term 1 June 6-July 2;  Term 2 July 6-July 30
Administrative Team Dates:  Term 1 June 1- July 2; Term 2 July 6-July 31

Greetings from Duke TIP! If the opportunity to work with the best and brightest future scholars appeals to you, the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) would love to hear from you! Each year, Duke TIP hires nearly 500 seasonal instructors and teaching assistants to lead its educational programs across the country and around the world. As a world leader in gifted and talented education, Duke TIP offers instructors and teaching assistants the opportunity to work with some of the most motivated and talented students in the world.

Duke TIP is currently seeking content specialists to serve as instructors and teaching assistants for our Summer Studies Program during June and/or July 2017. The instructor position requires at least a year of graduate coursework, professional experience, and/or teaching experience with specific emphasis in the subject area, while the instructional assistant position requires completion of at least two years of college. Duke TIP provides pedagogical training and support throughout your term of employment, therefore teaching experience is not required. 


As a member of our instructional staff, explore fields like Engineering, Oceanography, Cryptography, or Mock Trial. The specific courses offered by Duke TIP change each year, but past subjects have included:

  • Science courses in aerospace engineering, marine biology, physics, forensics, field biology, medical science, and pharmacology.
  • Social science courses in anthropology, psychology, international relations, political science, and criminal law.
  • Math courses in algebra, mathematical problem solving, statistics, and mathematical modeling.
  • Technology courses in robotics, web programming, and video game programming.
  • Fine arts courses in architecture and theater arts.
  • Humanities courses in literature and pop culture, debate, creative writing, and philosophy.

General weekday schedule on most campuses:

8-9 Breakfast (three meals daily and staff housing are included)
9-12 Class
12-1 Lunch (supervised by instructors and Teaching Assistants)
1-4 Class
4-5 Student Free Time with Residential Counselors; time for instructors to debrief with TAs, prepare lessons, and attend academic meetings once or twice per week
6-7 Evening Study led by the TA but prepared by the Instructor (M-Th only)
7:30-9:30 Student Evening Activities led by the RCs (time for instructional staff to rest and relax, complete needed course prep work, or visit/drive for residential activities – Ultimate Frisbee, improvisation, laundry & a movie, bowling, etc.)
9:30 – 10:30 Student Hall time with RCs
10:45 Lights out for students

General Saturday schedule on most campuses:

8-9 Breakfast
9-12 Class
12-1 Lunch (supervised by instructors and TAs)
1:00 Saturday-until Monday morning Student Weekend Activities led by the RCs (time for instructional staff to rest and relax, or visit weekend activities – off-campus outings, field day, etc.)

The attached Teaching at TIP brochure will provide even more details about the talented students we teach and our innovative, academic approach. Take a few minutes to fill out your application at and you will be on your way to an enriching, rewarding summer and beyond!

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