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LINGUIST List 22.1438

Mon Mar 28 2011

Jobs: Applied & Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Pearson

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        1.     Gwendolyn Simpson , Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Pearson, California, USA

Message 1: Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Pearson, California, USA
Date: 28-Mar-2011
From: Gwendolyn Simpson <gwen.simpsonpearson.com>
Subject: Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics: Researcher, Pearson, California, USA
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University or Organization: Pearson
Department: Knowledge Technologies
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://www.pearson.com
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics


Description:

Roles and responsibilities:
The successful applicant will be responsible for constructing and
delivering valid and reliable language tests, as well as conducting and
publishing validation research. The role requires project managing the
development of new assessments through the various stages of construction,
from designing tasks and item specifications through to data collection,
validation, documentation and deployment.

This full-time position requires working out of our offices in Palo Alto
together with a team of experts in fields such as linguistics, assessment,
and artificial intelligence.

Duties include:
-designing test tasks and writing test specifications
-test construction and piloting
-analyzing data and writing technical reports
-screening, training and managing groups of external consultants (item
writers, reviewers, transcribers, raters)
-participating in technical customer support
-assisting customers with cut-score decisions based on their individual
requirements
-giving academic or technical presentations at meetings and conferences
-designing, carrying out and writing up validation experiments
-conducting original research for publication in the field of test
development and validation

Education and experience:
-a PhD in applied linguistics, language testing, educational measurement,
or related field
-extensive experience in language test development, research and/or validation
-a proven track record of research or publications

Desirable qualities:
-knowledge of programming such as SQL or Perl
-competency in statistics or psychometrics (e.g. Rasch, IRT)
-fluency in more than one language

About us
Knowledge Technologies is a leader in automated spoken and written
assessments, which utilize natural language processing techniques, advanced
statistical modeling and speech recognition technologies. The provider of
brands such as Versant Tests and WriteToLearn, Knowledge Technologies
develops four-skills language proficiency assessments and instructional
tools for various domains including education, business, and government.
For more see www.versanttest.com and www.pearsonkt.com

Knowledge Technologies is part of Pearson, an international media company
with world-leading businesses in education, business information and
consumer publishing. Pearson fuels the growing demand for effective
education and high-quality information in the global knowledge economy, and
share a common goal: to help people get on in their lives through education.

Pearson is listed on the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON;
NYSE: PSO). Pearson is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D, and a member
of E-Verify.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications: http://jobs.pearson.com
Contact Information:
Senior Recruiter Gwendolyn Simpson
Email: gwen.simpsonpearson.com
Phone: 210-339-5027

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