Job description

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.

Job Summary: This position is responsible for enhancing undergraduate education at Duke by developing innovative programming and providing specialized academic support to students in self-regulated learning and metacognition. This position provides leadership in student learning in academic disciplines (math, chemistry, biology, social science or humanities, etc.) and interfaces closely with faculty in support of student learning.

Work Performed:
The Learning Consultant meets individually with students to provide customized support in self-regulation and academic skills. 60%

  • Coach students to develop an academic success plan, and identify specific strategies towards developing competencies to enhance their learning and develop themselves holistically.
  • Teach students how to assess their course demands, analyze academic tasks, construct and apply general and discipline-specific learning strategies.
  • Work with students to develop strong metacognitive and academic self-management skills through academic coaching and project-management consulting.
  • Assess students’ academic support needs and make recommendations or referrals to other undergraduate offices or services as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with ARC staff in monitoring student progress and provide suggested supports for students with complex needs.

The Learning Consultant uses data to inform the development, implementation, and evaluation

of academic discipline specific programs to support students. 25%

  • Work closely with departments to develop and maintain required academic content.
  • Train and coordinate the work of affiliated staff and student employees.
  • Develop, monitor, and analyze all facets of assigned budget and marketing for program activities.
  • Identify and/or develop electronic, media, and instructional technology resources to supplement students’ learning. Train students and staff on effective use of these new resources.
  • In collaboration with the OUE Research Director, disciplinary unit liaison, program team, and ARC Director/Associate Director, establish program outcomes and conduct program assessment and evaluation to measure these outcomes and implement iterative program enhancements.
  • Represent the Program throughout University and professional organizations, associations, and committees.

The Learning Consultant will 15%

  • Work closely with other University units, including but not limited to the Student Disability Access Office, DukeReach, Counseling and Psychological Services, Academic Advising, the Rubenstein Scholars, the Cardea Fellows, the Mastercard Scholars, Duke LIFE, the SPIRE Fellows Program, the International House, the Center for Multicultural Affairs, the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, and the Career Center.
  • Develop and deliver instructional workshops that meet the specific academic skills needs of student populations and groups.
  • Develop new materials for the ARC, individual student meetings and group workshops.
  • Revise current instructional materials in alignment with best practices in the field and the work of the ARC.
  • Assist with training peer educators.
  • Serve on ARC committees to advance the work of the center.
  • Participate in ARC staff meetings and other ARC related meetings and activities as needed.

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 personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications.

Master’s degree is required.

Preferred experience:

  • A Ph.D. in math, chemistry, biology, social science, or humanities is strongly preferred.
  • At least 2 years of experience providing academic support, advising, teaching or related engagement with students in a higher education setting.
  • Awareness of issues experienced by students with executive functioning challenges, ADHD, LD, or other complex needs.
  • Experience working with highly diverse undergraduate students.
  • Fluency with desktop applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with data management systems.
  • An understanding of student cognitive, social, and emotional development and learning strategies at the post-secondary level.
  • Strong oral, written, and intercultural communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications


Master's degree is required.


At least 2 years of experience providing academic support, advising, teaching or related engagement with students in a higher education setting.

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 essentialjob 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.




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Posted: 8/29/2020
Application Due: 9/18/2020
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