Position: Instructor / Teaching Assistant
Duration: June 15 – July 10, 2011
Location: Duke Marine Lab; Beaufort, NC
Compensation: Stipend + Housing + Meals
Courses being offered: Marine Biology, Marine Zoology, and Oceanography
Summary: Highly qualified Instructor / Teaching Assistant teams teach a class of approximately 18 academically-gifted students in grades 7-10 each week between Monday morning and Saturday afternoon. Instructors are responsible for designing and teaching a challenging course, planning and supervising the activities of a teaching assistant, and evaluating each student in the class. In addition to daily classroom duties, teaching assistants facilitate an evening study period after dinner Monday through Thursday. Detailed job descriptions for both positions can be found at http://www.tip.duke.edu/about/employment/  ssp/index.html.
Requirements: Both positions require that the candidate be able to demonstrate depth of knowledge in subject matter related to marine biology, marine zoology, or oceanography. The instructor position requires at least a year of graduate coursework and/or teaching experience, while the teaching assistant position requires completion of at least two years of undergraduate coursework. Due to the small size of this site and the likelihood of field trips, there is also a driving requirement. Eligible drivers must possess a valid driver’s license, be at least 21 years old, submit an approved driving record, and be willing to drive students in Duke TIP vehicles (cars, minivans, and eight-passenger SUVs). Additionally, applicants must possess a genuine interest in the academic, social, and emotional growth of adolescents and a willingness to work cooperatively with others. Duke TIP staff members must exhibit a positive attitude and serve as role models for students.
Contact: Sally Starrfield (email@example.com )
Apply online: www.tip.duke.edu/about/employment/how_to_apply.html