LINGUIST List 23.2601

Tue Jun 05 2012

Jobs: Applied Ling: Testing and Assessment Specialist, Yale U

Editor for this issue: Svetlana Tchistiakova <>

Date: 05-Jun-2012
From: Suzanne Young <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Testing and Assessment Specialist, Yale University, Connecticut, USA
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University or Organization: Yale University Department: Center for Language Study Job Location: Connecticut, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Testing and Assessment Specialist

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics


Yale University is hiring for the post of Testing and Assessment Specialist. In collaboration withthe Center for Language Study (CSL), the Testing and Assessment Specialist develops andimplements standards for language testing across the University, consultswith departments and pilots new testing initiatives, collaborates with peerinstitutions to identify the most current and effective methods of assessment,and researches, evaluates, and pilots new testing programs.

Principal responsibilities:1. Conducts needs assessments across departments regarding languagetesting. Develops assessment platforms that are flexible and transportableacross units. Initiates and sustains long-term discussions across theUniversity as a means to ensure language testing remains state of the art.2. Builds consensus among faculty around the need to align internalmeasures of language proficiency with national proficiency standards in orderto gain a more objective measure of progress.3. Collaborates with peer institutions regarding testing and assessmentneeds; develops partnerships to share expertise about assessmentmethodologies and technology solutions and develops collective assessmentinstruments and solutions.4. Develops competency standards that conform to national standards.5. Investigates new testing and assessment solutions. Negotiates andcoordinates pilot testing. Assesses and reports on results of pilot tests.6. Maintains and improves current testing instruments to ensure that testingand assessments are effective and seamless parts of language learning.Oversees quality control of testing and assessment instruments.7. Ensures that testing solutions work within the guidelines of Universitypolicy.8. Remains current on the latest developments in testing and assessmenthardware and software.9. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required education and experience:Master's degree in foreign language, TESOL, or applied linguistics or closelyrelated field. Two years of experience in language teaching or assessment; orequivalent combination of education and experience.

Apply online at the application URL below.

Application Deadline: 30-Sep-2012 (Open until filled)
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Suzanne Young Email: Phone: 203-432-0168

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