LINGUIST List 29.4157

Thu Oct 25 2018

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Manager, Duolingo, Inc.

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 25-Oct-2018
From: Bozena Pajak <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Manager, Duolingo, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: Duolingo, Inc.
Department: Learning Sciences
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Senior Language Curriculum Manager, PhD

Job Rank: Manager

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Teaching; Language Curriculum Development


We are looking for a world-class expert in the field of language learning who can put their knowledge and innovative ideas into practice. You will lead a group of language curriculum experts, and together you will reimagine and revamp Duolingo courses. You will be part of our efforts to advance Duolingo's mission through evidence-based teaching. Join Duolingo to feel empowered as an educator, affecting how millions of people learn.

- Manage a team of 4-5 curriculum experts
- Oversee the creation of effective curricula and assessments for 5-10 languages at a time
- Recruit and train additional curriculum experts
- Propose improvements to course creation tools
- Give input to product development to support effective teaching of a variety of languages

- PhD in linguistics, cognitive psychology, learning sciences, or a related field
- At least 3 years of post-PhD experience working in an education-related field, either in academia or industry (e.g., education technology, publishing)
- Leadership and people management experience
- Experience in second language pedagogy and/or curriculum development
- Research expertise in the field of language learning, (applied) linguistics, or education
- Outstanding interpersonal communication and organizational skills
- Ability to relocate to Pittsburgh, PA
- A desire to make the world a better place through technology

Exceptional candidates will have:
- Native or near-native proficiency in one or more of the following language: German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, French

Here is a sample of our benefits:
- Competitive salaries and generous equity
- Health, dental, and vision insurance
- 20 days of paid time off
- 401(k) with generous match
- Flexible hours

Please submit either a resume or an academic CV through the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Bozena Pajak

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