LINGUIST List 29.234
Sat Jan 13 2018
Jobs: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Testing and Assessment Specialist, Yale University
Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <clarelinguistlist.org>
Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl <nelleke.vandeusen-scholl
Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Testing and
Assessment Specialist, Yale University, Connecticut, USA E-mail this
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University or Organization: Yale University
Department: Center for Language Study
Job Location: Connecticut, USA
Testing and Assessment Specialist
Job Rank: Testing Specialist
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Assessment
The Yale Center for Language Study (CLS) invites applications for the position of
Testing and Assessment Specialist. The successful candidate will—in collaboration
with the CLS Director and Associate Director—develop and implement institution-wide
standards and procedures for language testing. The CLS supports and promotes the
study of language and culture by fostering a community of practice for language
instructors and teaching fellows and by offering diverse language programs across
the university. The CLS is committed to innovation and excellence in language
education, informed by current research, and to lifelong learning both inside and
beyond the classroom.
Summary of essential duties:
- Conducts ongoing
needs assessments across departments regarding language testing.
consensus among faculty around the need to align internal measures of language
proficiency with national proficiency standards in order to gain a more objective
measure of progress.
- Collaborates with professional organizations and peer
institutions regarding testing and assessment issues; develops partnerships to share
expertise about assessment methodologies and technology solutions.
all ongoing language assessments within the CLS, including online placement testing,
online oral testing, and proficiency assessments.
- Investigates new testing and
- Maintains and improves current testing instruments to
ensure that testing and assessments are effective and ensures quality control of
testing and assessment instruments.
- Remains current on the latest developments
in testing and assessment and maintains and/or develops the technical skills and
expertise required to implement state-of-the-art online and software-based
approaches to assessment.
Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in foreign language, TESOL, or applied linguistics or closely
related field plus two years of experience in language teaching or assessment; or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Familiarity with standard
language assessment frameworks, such as the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and the
Common European Framework of Reference. ACTFL OPI certification preferred.
Familiarity with online and software-based testing platforms; possess appropriate
technical skills to support existing computer-based testing.
All applications must be submitted electronically through the link below.
Application deadline is March 1, 2018.
Yale University considers
applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis
of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a
veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of
sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
01-Mar-2018 (Open until filled)
Web Address for Applications: http://http://bit.ly/2miYKt1
Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl
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