LINGUIST List 21.3944

Wed Oct 06 2010

Jobs: English & Applied Ling: Assessment Research and Dev Head, EF

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        1.    Yerrie Kim, English & Applied Linguistics: Head of Assessment Research and Development, EF Education First, United Kingdom

Message 1: English & Applied Linguistics: Head of Assessment Research and Development, EF Education First, United Kingdom
Date: 06-Oct-2010
From: Yerrie Kim <>
Subject: English & Applied Linguistics: Head of Assessment Research and Development, EF Education First, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: EF Education First Job Location: , United Kingdom Web Address:
Job Rank: Head of Assessment Research and Development

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Do you have a vision for how exams could become more relevant in languagelearning and teaching? EF is looking for an experienced and motivatedprofessional to lead the development of language assessments.

The RoleOur aim is to make assessments a more integral part of EF's existinglanguage learning system. As Head of Assessment Research and Development,you will have a challenging yet original leadership responsibility to makethis happen.

You will lead EF's efforts to enhance the quality of our existing Englishlanguage assessments. You will also be responsible for the design anddevelopment of new assessments that leverage EF's language learning system,latest technology and worldwide presence. You will also guide and defineresearch needs from both academic and technical perspectives. Your willalso serve as an academic liaison internally, working closely with membersof EF's Academic and Product Managers in London, Zurich and Shanghai. Thestarting location for the position will be London, UK.

Requirements-PhD or EdD in Assessment & Measurement/ Applied Linguistics/ Curriculum,Instruction & Assessments/ Psychometrics/ Foreign Language Education orrelated field-5 to 10 years professional experience-Exceptional knowledge in assessment design and implementation processes-Familiarity with ongoing research on educational measurement-Thorough understanding of relevant statistical techniques and analyticalskills-Experience and familiarity with the international education market-Passion for opportunities to provide effective learning, teaching, andassessment-Proficient at meeting deadlines and managing workflow-Ability to collaborate in a dynamic team environment

Employer InformationEF is the world leader in international education. Our mission is to breakdown barriers in language, culture, and geography. So far we have helpedover 15 million people learn a language, discover the world or earn anacademic degree.

EF is an equal opportunities employer with schools and offices in over 50countries and over 31,000 staff and teachers. EF offers competitivesalaries and a multicultural working environment. If you are motivated bythe prospect of an international career with a dynamic and forward-thinkingcompany, we want to hear from you. Interested candidates should send a CVand a cover letter to Yerrie Kim at the application email listed below.

The closing date for applications is 8 January 2011 and interviews will beheld on a rolling basis. We encourage interested applicants to apply assoon as possible.

Application Deadline: 08-Jan-2011 Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Special Project Manager Yerrie Kim Email:

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