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Teaching Associate

Duke Clinical Research Institute
United States, Durham
300 West Morgan Street (Show on map)
June 25, 2023

Duke University and Duke University Health System require all students, faculty and staff to receive the COVID-19 and influenza vaccines. After you have officially accepted a position at Duke, you may request a religious or medical accommodation.

Teaching Associate
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Durham, NC, US, 27710

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Jun 26, 2023

Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America's leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Occupational Summary

The Department of Computer Science at Duke University seeks a teaching associate to support the education mission of the department by providing instruction and technical support to the department's undergraduate courses, such as Introduction to Computer Science, Data Structures and Algorithms, Introduction to Computer Systems, and Design and Analysis of Algorithms. These courses span both the theory and practice of computer science and are part of Duke's core computer science curriculum. Knowledge of Python and Java as well as materials covered in these courses are required. The course load will be between 3 and 4 courses per year depending on departmental needs, the candidate's qualifications, and the candidate's pedagogical activities. Salary will depend on qualifications and responsibilities.

This position will report to the Department Business Manager for all administrative roles and to the faculty members designated by the Chair for all instructional roles. During the academic year, this position will have complete responsibility to support our courses. During the summer months, this position may be involved in teaching summer courses and improving the course materials and infrastructure for the coming academic year.

The responsibilities come in the following categories:


  • Managing STINF, dean's excuses, special accommodation requests for students with disabilities, other extensions, grade corrections, etc.
  • Scheduling and coordinating proctoring makeup exams or exams with special accommodations for students with disabilities.
  • Scheduling project demos and poster sessions, additional office hours, or other meetings; organizing poster sessions and directing students to printing resources.


  • Helping to create/improve/monitor workflows and organizational aspects for large courses.
  • Monitoring student performance/progress, following up with those who have missed classes, assignments, exams, or have available accommodations from the instructor; identifying and helping to reach out to underperforming students early in the semester.
  • Ensuring that TAs and graders provide timely feedback, including monitoring of various task queues and discussion forums.
  • Monitoring and enforcing academic integrity rules, including running automated plagiarism detection tools proactively and ensuring that proper procedures are followed.
  • Develop guidelines and best practices for managing all tasks.


  • Supporting various instructional technologies for assignment submissions, autograding, student feedback, virtual machines, software environments, grade recording/reporting, etc.
  • Managing and coordinating office hours to help student with computer setups.

  • Assisting with design and troubleshooting of course materials (assignments, labs, projects, exams, lectures, syllabus, answer keys, etc.) to make them scalable.
  • Monitoring and helping to supervise student projects; assisting students in obtaining appropriate data and computational resources required; ensuring healthy group dynamics.
  • Instructional activities such as leading alternative and/or supplementary sections, substituting for faculty, coordinating with other entities on campus that offer relevant resource and/or services to help such students.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of graduate students so classified.

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.


Work requires one year of experience in program administration or OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE involving academic, instructional or counseling activities to acquire skills necessary to plan, coordinate and implement a variety of program activities and events.

Job Code: 00002321 PROGRAM COORD

Job Level: 10

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, 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.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Nearest Major Market: Durham

Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh