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LINGUIST List 24.2515

Thu Jun 20 2013

Jobs: Applied Ling; Lang Acq: Research Assistant, Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Jun-2013
From: Don Oben <dobencal.org>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Research Assistant, Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), District of Columbia, USA
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University or Organization: Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
Job Location: District of Columbia, USA
Web Address: http://www.cal.org
Job Rank: Research Assistant

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition


CAL Classification: Research Assistant I
Program Area: PreK-12 ELL Assessment
Salary: $43,000 - $50,000
Hours Per Week: 35 hrs/wk (full time)
Position Available: Immediately

Description of Duties:
The Research Assistant I provides research and development support for
project-specific tasks and activities, and is responsible for carrying out
project activities as assigned, contributing to the completion of project
tasks and deliverables.

Primary Responsabilities:
- Provide support to the test development team by reviewing testing materials
- Review text and graphics of test items for content accuracy and grade-level
appropriateness according to test specifications
- Review, edit, and proof test forms and ancillary materials
- Maintain and coordinate the test item database as needed
- Prepare and maintain a variety of files and records in support of test
- Prepare and organize materials for cognitive labs, try-outs and field tests
- Assist in the administration of cognitive labs, try-outs and field tests
- Assist in summarizing findings from cognitive labs, try-outs and field tests
- Perform key check on test materials prior to and after field test
- Conduct research on topics for new studies and report preparation
- Assist with completion of project tasks and deliverables
- Other related tasks as assigned
- Some travel may be required

Minimum Qualifications:
- MA/MS in a relevant field, or BA/BS in a relevant field with 4 years of

Preferred Qualifications:
- Combination of training, education, and experience that provides the
required knowledge and abilities
- Degree in Language/Linguistics, Education, Second Language Acquisition,
TESOL or related discipline
- Experience working with English Language Learners (ELLs) and a commitment to
improving education, particularly for ELLs
- Teaching experience in the areas of reading, assessment, literacy and/or
content area instruction
- Experience developing tests, and teaching or learning a second language
- Experience in English as a Second Language (ESL) education
- Project assistance experience that involved working with multiple projects
- Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
- Proficiency with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
- Flexibility and ability to consistently meet deadlines
- Acute attention to detail and strong work ethic
- Excellent interpersonal skills

If interested send resume and cover letter to the application address, or mail
electronically to the application email.

CAL offers a comfortable work environment with competitive compensation and an
excellent benefits package. We are conveniently located two blocks from the
Tenleytown/AU Metro Station on the Red Line.

The Center for Applied Linguistics is an equal opportunity employer and does
not discriminate in hiring or employment based upon race, color, religion,
national origin, sex, age, marital status, handicap, or any other reason not
related to employment.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, all successful applicants will be
required to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the United

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
ATTN: Human Resources Coordinator Recruitment 13-14
Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th Street NW
, DC 20016-1859
Email Address for Applications: jobscal.org
Contact Information:
Don Oben
Email: dobencal.org
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