Frequently Asked Questions
- May I apply for more than one position?
- How do I reapply for employment if I applied last year or worked in the past?
- Is the EEO portion of the application mandatory?
General Employment Questions
- If I attended a Duke TIP program, does that increase my chances for employment?
- Do you give a preference to those who apply earlier?
- If I apply late, what are my chances to be hired for this summer?
- Do I get to choose the location where I want to work?
- If my younger sibling is planning to attend TIP this summer. Can I work at the same site he or she will be attending?
- What are my chances to work with one of the international programs?
- May I apply even if I cannot fully commit to my summer plans at this time?
- May I apply to work for only one term?
- Am I required to live on campus?
- Do you have to have a particular major, such as Education, to work at Duke TIP?
- May I take a summer school class while working for Duke TIP?
- Can I have another job while working for Duke TIP?
- When will I know if I am hired?
- After I have been interviewed, how long will it be before I know if I have been hired?
- I accepted a position, but I won’t be able to work for TIP this summer. What should I do?
- I have been hired by TIP. Will I be able to move into my residence hall room a few days early?
- Will I need to purchase a parking pass for my car this summer?
Yes. We allow applicants to apply for multiple positions within the same application. However, you should verify the qualifications for each position to ensure your eligibility.
If you applied online, use the username and password you initially created to access your account and update any pertinent information. If you have previously worked for TIP, but have not yet used the online application, create a username and password to apply.
You are not required to complete this information when applying for employment. However, if you are offered a position, this information must be completed for payroll purposes.
General Employment Questions
We certainly value Duke TIP experience and encourage you to include this information in your application. However, this does not increase the likelihood of employment.
Applications are reviewed upon receipt and interviews are scheduled thereafter, typically during January and February. The sooner an application is received, the sooner it will be reviewed; however, we will continue to review applications for open slots until all positions are filled.
If you are flexible about your site and term preferences, there is a higher probability that you could be hired. However, if there are no openings when your application is received, a hiring coordinator may contact you and ask if you would like to be considered for last-minute openings, which could occur as late as July 1.
You can indicate site preferences on the application, and we will consider you for positions at those locations. However, our placement decisions are ultimately based on which positions are open as well as how your credentials best match our program needs.
We prefer not to have a staff member work at the same site that a sibling will be attending. This can create a conflict of interests for the staff member, and inhibit the participant’s experience. Please discuss this situation with your hiring coordinator during the interview process.
The staff for each international program is very small, and we often have many returning staff members. You must have relevant experience in the subject area to be considered for a program. It also helps if you are fluent in the language of the region or have experience traveling in the region for which you are applying.
Yes. We understand that some applicants may not know their availability at the time of applying. However, if you are offered a position, you will be given a short amount of time to accept or decline the employment offer.
Yes. Most of the Summer Studies Programs have two terms, and, while it is our preference to have an employee work both terms, we will consider applicants who can only work one term.
All residential positions require that you live on campus. The requirement of living on campus varies for the other positions. Please see the complete job descriptions for more information.
No, but applicants for certain positions (Instructors, Teaching Assistants, and Field Study or Institute Staff) should have concentrated study in subject areas relevant to the course being taught. See the complete job descriptions for more information.
No. Due to the intensive time commitment of the program, employees are not allowed to take summer school courses while employed by Duke TIP.
No. Due to the intensive time commitment of the program, employees are not allowed to hold another job while employed by Duke TIP.
Offers begin in January and will continue until all positions are filled. This usually occurs by the end of March or early April. There are a number of considerations that accompany an offer of employment; thus, there are times when an employment decision may take several weeks. If you have another employment opportunity, you may contact our office to check on the status of your application.
Our timeline varies, depending on the position and time of year. Your interviewer will give you an estimate of how long it will be before he or she can make a decision in your case. Most job offers are sent via e-mail, and you will have a deadline by which you will need to accept or decline the position.
When you accept a position with TIP, you should be relatively certain that you can complete your duties. However, we understand that emergencies and other circumstances do occasionally arise. If this happens, please contact the person who sent you the job offer as quickly as possible.
No. Unfortunately, the residence halls are not ready to be occupied by TIP staff until the designated staff arrival date.
No. Duke TIP provides parking passes for all staff members who need them. You will receive one when you check in on the staff arrival date for your site.