LINGUIST List 29.3250

Thu Aug 23 2018

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

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Date: 21-Aug-2018
From: Bozena Pajak <>
Subject: Spanish; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Scientist, Duolingo, Inc., USA
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University or Organization: Duolingo, Inc.
Department: Learning Sciences
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Learning Scientist / Spanish Expert, PhD

Job Rank: Scientist

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

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)


Help improve how millions of people learn languages on Duolingo.

We are looking for a second language acquisition expert with sizeable experience teaching Spanish who has a vision for how Duolingo can teach better. You will join Duolingo’s learning sciences team and support our efforts to advance Duolingo’s mission through science.

- Work side by side with talented researchers, designers, engineers, and product managers to bring research-informed product features to life
- Design curricula for Duolingo’s Spanish courses
- Propose new exercises and features that will improve the learning experience
- Create specific course content in Spanish
- Help create assessment tools to measure how Duolingo users learn
- Design research studies to assess the effectiveness of Duolingo and perform data analysis

- PhD in SLA, linguistics, cognitive psychology, or a related field
- Research expertise in second language acquisition
- Skills in experimental design and data analysis
- Native fluency in Spanish
- Experience teaching Spanish as a second language
- Experience creating language curricula
- Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
- Ability to relocate to Pittsburgh
- A desire to make the world a better place through technology

Exceptional candidates will have:
- Strong publication record in linguistics, learning sciences, or a related field
- High proficiency in and experience teaching both Spanish and English
- Working proficiency in French, German, or Italian

Please submit applications to the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Bozena Pajak

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