LINGUIST List 30.4298

Tue Nov 12 2019

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics: Researcher, Educational Testing Service

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 12-Nov-2019
From: Dave Yanchuk <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics: Researcher, Educational Testing Service, New Jersey, USA
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University or Organization: Educational Testing Service
Job Location: New Jersey, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Research Project Manager

Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Educational Testing Service (ETS), with headquarters in Princeton, NJ, is a global not for profit organization whose mission is to advance quality and equity in education. With more than 3,400 global employees, we develop, administer and score more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries at more than 9,000 locations worldwide. We design our assessments with industry-leading insight, rigorous research and an uncompromising commitment to quality so that we can help education and workplace communities make informed decisions.

We're currently seeking a Research Project Manager for our English Language Learning and Assessment (ELLA) area which conducts research on assessments for English learners in the U.S. and abroad, aiming to advance foundational knowledge and improve practices in assessing English language proficiency in academic and workplace settings, and developing knowledge and capabilities to support new teaching and learning solutions for language learners of all ages worldwide.

In this position you will provide technical and project management support to research and development projects by collaborating with Principal Investigators, RPMs, other Research & Development team members and ETS departments, vendors, clients, and research participants. Our Research Project Manager will demonstrate success in managing research projects (e.g., resources, timeline, deliverables and budget); plan, coordinate and execute the scope of work of research projects; takes a lead role in coordinating staff efforts across multiple roles (e.g., research assistants/associates, scientists, data analysts, engineers) and areas (e.g., IT, legal, and business units); and has detailed knowledge of research methodology, data management and analysis). You will also serve as a technical resource to the senior staff in proposing, planning, designing and implementing research and development projects.

This position is particularly oriented towards an individual with expertise and/or experience in second language teaching, language learning instructional design, curriculum and materials development, technology-mediated language teaching and learning, and language assessment, with a particular focus on young-to-adolescent language learners.

Other requirements include:
- Master's degree with preference for a degree related to applied linguistics, TESOL, educational technology, or similar.
- Six years of progressively responsible research management experience or a combination of research and commensurate language teaching and/or curriculum/materials/assessment development experience are necessary, providing evidence of knowledge and abilities in conducting and managing research, teaching, and development projects related to language education.

We are particularly interested in candidates with experience and expertise in developing/managing language curriculum, instruction, and materials research and development efforts related to younger language learners.

We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, possible relocation assistance and excellent opportunities for professional and personal growth. For a full list of position responsibilities and to apply please visit the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 11-May-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dave Yanchuk

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