LINGUIST List 29.3120

Tue Aug 07 2018

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Typology: Scientist, Duolingo, Inc.

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Date: 06-Aug-2018
From: Bozena Pajak <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Typology: Scientist, Duolingo, Inc., USA
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University or Organization: Duolingo, Inc.
Department: Learning Sciences
Job Location: , USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Linguist / Polyglot / Learning Scientist, PhD

Job Rank: Scientist

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Typology


Our ideal candidate has a PhD in linguistics, is a polyglot, has excellent knowledge of language typology, and has experience teaching a second language. You will join Duolingo’s learning research team and support our efforts to advance Duolingo’s mission through science.

- Work side by side with talented learning scientists, curriculum experts, community specialists, designers, engineers, and product managers to bring research-informed product features to life
- Help design curricula and specific content for a variety of Duolingo language courses
- Help recruit and train language experts who develop Duolingo courses
- Guide product development to support teaching a variety of languages
- Propose new exercises and features that will improve the general learning experience

- PhD in linguistics or a related field
- Experience teaching a second language, ideally one that is typologically distinct from English (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, Arabic)
- Familiarity with the principles of second language acquisition and teaching
- Solid background in language typology
- Working proficiency in multiple languages
- Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
- A desire to make the world a better place through technology

Exceptional candidates will have:
- Proficiency in at least one major Asian language
- Experience training and managing instructors of different languages

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
, PA
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Senior Learning Scientist Bozena Pajak

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