Employment Opportunities

Duke Pre-College programs are in search of team members to serve as positive role models and have a genuine interest in participating in the academic and social development of adolescents. Successful candidates for team membership will possess the following characteristics: (1) honesty, (2) flexibility, (3) initiative, (4) empathy, (6) compassion, (6) the desire to deliver beyond what is asked, (7) the ability to manage stressful situations, and (8) the use of sound judgment when making decisions.

Academic staff positions do not require on-campus residency, but residency arrangements can be made as needed. Academic staff will be required to arrive prior to the student program dates for training and lunch will be provided. Those individuals requesting residency will gain access to campus housing and meals beginning on the first day of training. Program dates are from June 20 – July 28, 2023 with some holidays off. Some meals during these dates may not be covered by the meal plan (for example June 19), but staff will be informed in advance when meals will be on their own. Additional online training will be required prior to the on-campus arrival, and all training time is included in the salary offerings for each position.

Program Dates for Students

2-week Residential Courses Dates:
Session 1 – June 20 – 30, 2023 (in-person)
Session 2 – July 5 – 15, 2023 (in-person)
Session 3 – July 18 – 28, 2023 (in-person)

Lab Week Dates:
July 9 – 14, 2023 (in-person)

Online Courses Dates:
July 17 – 28, 2023

Below are positions for which we are hiring for summer 2023 and the estimated number of openings for each position based on projected enrollment:

2023 Academic Staff

Application Information:

To apply, please fill out our online application. We review applications and hire candidates on a rolling basis. For questions, please contact precollege@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.

Complete the application below to be considered for Pre-College instructional staff positions.


For non-academic staff positions, please apply through our partner, Summer Discovery.