Employment Opportunities

We are looking for staff members who will serve as positive role models, use sound judgment when making decisions, and have a genuine interest in participating in the academic and social development of adolescents. The characteristics we look for in our staff members are (1) honesty, (2) flexibility, (3) the ability to manage stressful situations, (4) initiative, (5) empathy, (6) compassion, and (7) the desire to deliver beyond what is asked.  

Application Information:

To apply, please fill out our online application.  We review applications and hire candidates on a rolling basis.  If you have any questions, please direct them to summercollege@duke.edu.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Teaching Associate

Position Summary

Teaching Associates work closely with Instructors to bring Duke Pre-College online courses to life.  While their roles vary from course to course, they may be tasked with running certain class activities, facilitating small group discussions, assisting with preparation of course materials, assisting with office hours, and providing supervisory support in an online environment.  Teaching Associates will attend all live online classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5pm (EST). TAs will be hired for both sessions.

Session 1 – September 29 – October 22 
Session 2 – October 27 – November 19


Successful candidates will have completed at least two years of undergraduate course work, though a bachelor’s degree is preferable; effective communication and interpersonal skills; experience using Zoom and learning management systems such as Sakai, and will be able to provide virtual support and assistance to program participants.

General Expectations

  • Reliable internet connectivity and access to a personal device that allows you to be present at every online session. 
  • Abide by policies set forth by Duke University and Duke Pre-College.
  • Complete necessary documentation, program evaluations, and other administrative information requests. 
  • Understand and adhere to FERPA, HIPPA, Title IX, and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Set the tone of the program through a consistently positive interpersonal style.
  • Serve as a role model for professionalism.
  • Commit to working as a team player.
  • Successfully pass the Duke University criminal background check and online Minor’s Training.
  • Ensure the ratio of 1 adult to 10 students but do not meet with students alone.
  • Agree not to consume alcoholic beverages during Duke University’s online events and agree not to consume alcohol during a scheduled work day nor be in an inebriated state.

Specific Duties

  • Work in unison with the course Instructor to provide support and supervision for up to 40 students per course.
  • Supervise students during all online synchronous course sessions. 
  • Support course Instructor in assessing student work and providing verbal and/or written feedback to each student. 
  • Assist instructor in responding to parent and student requests and inquiries within 24 business hours. 
  • Participate in the Zoom and Sakai training sessions. 
  • Monitor student activity on Sakai. 


$1,000 for both sessions